The owner of an elder care facility in Sacramento has been charged with elder abuse and involuntary manslaughter. The charges stem from the death of a resident at the Super Home Care facility. The elderly victim in this case was hospitalized in June of 2012 with gaping bedsores. The California attorney general is investigating the case. Sacramento elder abuse attorneys are glad to see the state taking an interest in elder abuse cases.
According to court documents, the elderly victim died from neglect in June of 2012. The 88 year-old had dementia and the massive bedsores she developed while at the facility resulted in sepsis, a severe blood bacterial infection. According to a doctor specializing in geriatric medicine, her examination revealed that the elderly victim had severe, foul-smelling bedsores that would have taken days or possibly weeks to develop. Sacramento elder abuse attorneys say that this kind of scenario is unacceptable and that families should keep a close watch on their loved ones.
The case against the caregiver includes two special allegations that the 88 year-old victim suffered great bodily injury and that neglect and abuse caused her death. This is the first time that state prosecutors have included a manslaughter charge in an elder abuse case. According to the defense attorney in this case, the death of the elderly victim was tragic, but the defendant was not at fault. Sacramento elder abuse attorneys say that caregivers must be held accountable for the proper care of elderly patients who rely on them.
The California Department of Social Services licensed the defendant to provide care for up to six elderly residents in her home in Sacramento. Super Home Care, the elder care home operated by the defendant, is classified as a residential care facility for the elderly. The facility was cited for numerous violations since 1996. There were 26 Type A violations, which are considered the most serious under state regulations.
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