Elderly Man Files Restraining Order Against Former Caregiver

An 84-year-old disabled man sought a restraining order in court last week against his former caregiver after telling a judge that he feared the woman was plotting to kill him. The caregiver and another individual were arraigned on a 65-count criminal indictment charging them with stealing the man’s assets and identity.

In a petition for a restraining order, the alleged victim wrote that he was afraid of his former caregiver and that state adult protective service workers took him to a hospital in February because they feared he might have been poisoned. The man also stated that the caregiver opened a life insurance policy for him in which she is the primary beneficiary. Additionally, the care giver added to the man's will, that upon his death, there is to be no autopsy. She also put her name on the mans car title and the deed to his home.

The caregiver previously served more than six years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree manslaughter for an unrelated incident.  The judge issued restraining orders against the caregiver and another co-defendant which banned both individuals from attempting to contact the alleged victim, from entering his home or coming within 200 feet of him. The judge also banned both defendants from using the elderly man’s financial resources and possessions. 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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