A nursing home in Hania, Crete, Greece, has been accused of elder abuse, resulting in the deaths of 68 elderly people in a year. Greek prosecutors ordered an investigation on April 22nd, focusing on whether organized crime was involved behind the nursing homes and whether there had been any exploitation of the property of the victims. Police then released information about the progress of the investigation, making the cause and process of the incident all the more alarming.
According to Greek media reported on the 26th, the Greek police in the investigation found that a resident of the nursing home with Alzheimer’s disease had signed a special authorization to sell his name in the city center of the property before his death (2017). The objective value of the property was about 170,000 euros, while the final sale price was only 50,000 euros. Relatives of the deceased man also said the house was sold with valuables, including antiques and jewellery.
The source also pointed out that in addition to the above-mentioned property sale case, there are a number of deceased residents of the property is suspected of being authorized to be transferred or sold.