Elder Abusers Increasingly See Jail Time and Criminal Fines

A man who has been accused of running an illegal nursing home facility now faces up to six years in prison and $12,000 in criminal fines. The man is accused of abusing an elderly man in his care at the illegal nursing home facility. The reports of abuse included a tennis ball sized ulcer resulting from a bed sore, extreme weight loss and malnourishment, dehydration, withholding medication, and canceling doctor appointments. During this abuse, the nursing home operator charged the victim’s family $4,000 a month. This story highlights the importance of family members being involved and informed: family members should be sure to stay current with trends in the nursing home industry and learn how to spot signs of elder abuse.

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