Two Arrested For Running Allegedly Unlicensed Nursing Homes and Neglect

Police have arrested two caregivers and charged them with elder abuse after two separate incidents at allegedly unlicensed care homes.

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.

Neighbors 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.

The pair took care of elderly and disabled people in the small homes, even though city officials said they were not properly licensed.

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 anything wrong.

“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.