Police have arrested two caregivers and charged them
with elder abuse after two separate incidents at allegedly unlicensed
Neighbors said dozens of police, fire and rescue units descended upon the four small homes Thursday.
"The police pulled in. And I saw, several other cars, like six or seven other cars, behind them," said one neighbor.
"I was wondering what was happening," said another neighbor.
said they learned later most of the residents were taken by the state
and two managers of the personal care home were arrested.
Police charged two women with exploiting the elderly and reckless conduct.
pair took care of elderly and disabled people in the small homes, even though city officials said they were not properly
One woman was charged in connection with an incident in
which a diabetic woman was allegedly denied food for so long, she had
to be rushed to the hospital.
The other woman is charged in connection
with an incident in which a woman allegedly fell near her bed, but
wasn’t found or helped up off the floor until the following day.
Some neighbors said they had complained for a
year about abuse in the homes, while others said they hadn’t seen
“I mean, these are people that someone is
supposed to be caring for and they do them like that? That’s really
sad,” said one neighbor. 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.
Posted on Mon, June 1, 2009
by Robert Carter