Caregiver Sent to Prison For Abusing Eldery Couple in Her Care

A woman charged with abusing an elderly couple in her care has pleaded guilty to three counts of domestic violence against the elderly couple. In connection with the abuse she has been sentenced to 17 months in prison. The woman, 50-years-old, entered an Alford plea May 25 to two second-degree assault charges and one third-degree assault charge.

In addition to the prison sentence, the former hospital lab technician,has been sentenced to 18 months on supervision, during which time she is barred from acting as a caregiver. The caregiver was arrested April 19, two days after she summoned an ambulance to her home, apparently complaining of a drug overdose. The disabled older couple was found in separate basement bedrooms, the woman with an injured wrist and the husband with facial bruises, broken ribs and a partially collapsed lung. Both accused their adoptive daughter of physically abusing them.

The woman admitted to a chemical dependency and has been investigated by the Department of Social services in the past for financial exploitation, according to court records. the woman denies any wrong doing in the case but believes that she would be found guilty if put on trial. For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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