A heartbroken son has shared horrifying photos of his mother's bloodied and battered face after she was allegedly abused by care home staff.
Benny Gomez claims his mum, who has mild dementia, was assaulted at the Westfield Center Nursing Care facility in Livington, New Jersey, earlier this week.
However, the nursing home denies the allegations and has described them as "grossly inaccurate".
They claim the 86-year-old resident fell.
A distraught and angry Benny was so horrified by his mother's injuries that he posted the pictures on social media, which have since been shared almost 10,000 times.
"What does she mean to me? Everything," he told ABC 13.
"She has double fractures in her face. Her nose is broken. She has stitches."
His mum – who has only been named as Mrs Gross – was left with two facial fractures, a broken nose and multiple bruises.
Officials and police are investigating the circumstances.
Westfield Center released a statement saying that it has a zero tolerance policy on abuse.
It added that it had contacted the Department of Health and the authorities.
The statement also said that "while the photos are difficult to see, no resident was struck, hit or abused."
Benny, who is seeking legal action, alleged this wasn't the first time his mother had been left covered in bruises.
He placed her at the care home after she broke her hip and became disabled.
He claimed: "She tells me that the aides were rough with her and that they hit her.
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