Caregivers Charged with Neglect and Financial Exploitation of Three Elderly Women

A caregiver and her boyfriend have been charged with neglect and financial exploitation of three incapacitated adults at a care home. The couple is awaiting trial over the incidents which occurred between August 2011 and August 2012.

The suspects each face three counts of neglect of an incapacitated adult, one count of financial exploitation, and one count of conspiracy to neglect. According to court documents, investigators found the three incapacitated women unattended and dirty. A follow-up visit revealed additional sanitation issues, medication administration issues, and evidence that patients were not receiving their meals on time.

It is also alleged that the pair intentionally misused over $1,000 in money belonging to the residents. The caregiver charged has worked as an adult family care provider since 1997. Records do not reveal any prior care incidents concerning the woman's care services. 

The adult family care service specializes in providing low-level care for those over 65 or with disabilities requiring supervised care. The state does not require family care service to providers to obtain a license. Rather, they are certified by the Department of Health and Human Services after a background check and home study. 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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