Senate hearing examines ‘devastating’ nursing home abuse

(CNN)The phone rang shortly before Christmas in 2014. “I was not at all prepared for the call that I received. … The call that my mother had been a victim of a sexual assault in her nursing home,” Fischer said. “For me and my family, it’s been devastating.” Fischer testified in front of lawmakers in the nation’s capital on Wednesday. The US Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing to discuss reports of abuse and neglect in some nursing homes nationwide and what can be done to protect those of all ages at risk of abuse. “My final memories of my mother’s life now include watching her bang uncontrollably on her private parts for days after the rape, with tears …