GLENVIEW, Ill. (WLS/CNN) -- Two nursing home aides in Illinois are facing charges after a Snapchat video showed them taunting a 91-year-old woman with dementia, according to authorities. 

In the video,  Margaret Collins appears to be in distress as two employees at the Abington of Glenview nursing home repeatedly put a hospital gown on top of her.  Collins can be seen flailing her arms, attempting to push the gown away. 

The video was later posted to Snapchat with the caption, "Margaret hates gowns" alongside two laughing face emojis.

Her family said they were outraged. 

"You're just like, this is somebody's sick idea of entertainment?" said Collins' daughter, Joan Biebel.

The incident happened last December, but the family is now suing the nursing home for more than $1 million in damages. The two nursing assistants, identified as Brayan Cortez and Jamie Montesa, have also been charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

"Margaret's privacy was clearly violated," said John Perconti, attorney for the family. "They had no right to have cell phones in there."

The nursing released a statement saying, "The privacy and dignity of our residents are of the utmost concern at the Abington. Recently, two employees were immediately terminated when it was determined that they violated our standards and policies."

But Collins' family said the workers remained on the job for weeks after initially being cleared by administrators.

"They violate her safety, her privacy, and then they do a slow walk to correct the behavior?" Tom Collins wondered.

A report from the Illinois Department of Public Health said the Abington failed to implement its own abuse prevention policy. Collins is no longer living at the facility, but her family says the incident has left her with anxiety.

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