A 99-year-old elderly stroke victim was the unfortunate victim of elder abuse by her two nurses that should have been taking care of her. Instead, these two nurses engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with one another – while in the victim’s bedroom. Footage of their inappropriate conduct was caught on cameras installed in the victim’s bedroom. These two now face felony charges of elder abuse and infliction of mental suffering on an elder. In addition to these charges, the two nurses face additional charges due to claims of inadequate care of elderly residents in two board-and-care facilities. One is facing an extra two counts of elder abuse and the other, five.
The nurses’ lawyers argue that the 99-year-old elderly stroke victim was not neglected, suffered injuries, or even knew what was happening. However, the fact remains that these two nurses engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with one another, in her bedroom, when they were supposed to be caring for her. If these two are convicted of the charges of elder abuse against them, they face up to six years in prison.
Elder abuse by caregivers and nursing staff is prevalent. It happens in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and in the supposed sanctity of one’s home. Help prevent elder abuse from happening by thoroughly checking the nurses and staff you hire to take care of your loved ones. Visit your loved ones frequently and talk to them. Ask if there is anything untoward happening and keep an eye out for them. By the time elder abuse is reported, if it is reported, it is too late. Prevent it from happening at all by remaining proactive in your loved ones lives.
Elder abuse isn’t just someone taking an elder’s money or physically injuring them. Neglect of an elder’s needs also count as elder abuse. If you or someone you know has suffered at the hands of a caregiver, please contact the Evans Law Firm, Inc. for a free and confidential consultation at 415-441-8669 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Evans Law Firm handles physical elder abuse, financial elder abuse, personal injury, annuity fraud, insurance/banking fraud, and consumer class action fraud.