Imagine an 85-year-old elderly woman lying mostly paralyzed in a nursing home, unable to properly care, feed, or dress herself. The woman’s daughter, who relatives say had been living in her car with her dog, used the 85-year-old’s social security number to pay for a brand new apartment and took over as her mother’s sole caregiver.
Over the next two years, according to police and court records, the woman took her elderly mother to the doctor only once. As her mother’s health declined, the daughter stopped cooperating altogether, and hired a nurse advise her mother on preventing bedsores.
By the end of that year, the 85-year-old mother, died of septic shock resulting from severe bedsore infections.