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Case Workers Charged with Elderly Abuse

Three case workers with the department of social services are facing elderly abuse and neglect charges after leaving an elderly man in care of his ill-equipped daughter. The three employees were charged with misdemeanor abuse or neglect after they found the victim in the bed unable to move. According to documents the officers found the man lying in bed in a soiled adult diaper covered in feces and in bed sheets covered in urine. His caretaker had a blood alcohol level of .204. Police had alerted the social service workers to their concern and they had assured authorities that the man was safe with his daughter. Unfortunately, family members are not always able to give proper care to their elderly parents and this often results in elderly negligence. To read more about the elderly abuse, please click the link.