Elder Neglect Case Presents Strong Argument for Caregiver Certification


An elderly woman was left to literally die in her chair by a caregiver who was incompetent to exercise good judgment on her behalf.   Read the grisly story here

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If ever there was an example of why caregivers need to be educated, trained and certified prior to being unleashed upon the sick or elderly this is one.  This caregiver , in an effort to comply with the old woman’s request to be left alone to die, did just that!  Talk about poor judgment!  This is a classic case of elder abuse and neglect, perpetrated by a family member who had no preparation for elder caregiving.  It is not as simple as it seems people!

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One Response to Elder Neglect Case Presents Strong Argument for Caregiver Certification

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