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Police: Shocking In-Home Abuse of 91 Year Old Caught on Tape

Police: Shocking In-Home Abuse of 91 Year Old Caught on Tape

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New York Daily News via YellowBrix

September 15, 2010

JERSEY CITY – Authorities in Jersey City have arrested a home healthcare worker and charged her with abusing an elderly patient.

The arrest came after the family of the elderly woman suspected something was wrong after finding bruises on her. They recorded video of the alleged abuse captured via a webcam and Skype.

A family member said it was “heartbreaking” to watch.

The health aide, Carmen Pereira, 52, was charged earlier this month with aggravated assault with extreme indifference, endangering the welfare of an incompetent person, and neglect of an elderly/disabled person, authorities said.

Police released video of the alleged abuse. It shows Pereira apparently mistreating a 91-year-old woman over the course of many days.

One scene shows Pereira repeatedly slapping the woman’s jaw in an apparent effort to get her to chew food.

She worked for an agency called “Loving In Care” and had worked for the family for 11-years. Pereira is out on bail and the company says she has been fired.


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    Dunn317

    over 3 years ago

    152 Comments

    What a scumbag; she could use a little wood shampoo herself!

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    Cat_D

    over 3 years ago

    9610 Comments

    My mother is getting elderly and frail, between my sister and I , we will make sure she stays in her own home as long as possible.

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    chpprsinc

    over 3 years ago

    398 Comments

    How do these monsters get these jobs, WTF!

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    phoenixgirl

    over 3 years ago

    162 Comments

    How they heck could you abuse someone who has lived through so much? You're supposed to have respect for the elderly, not abuse and hit them.

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    KCecala

    over 3 years ago

    12628 Comments

    Just remember you may not have to answer for this now. You will have to answer for this later. Karma is a really bitter pill to swallow.

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    arroyol

    over 3 years ago

    696 Comments

    who in their right mind would do something like this? I guess times have changed

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    10922 Comments

    Bump Mrbdguard. A better background check would have raised some flags, I'll bet !!! She needs to be seperated from the general public !!!!

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    95Zcar

    over 3 years ago

    3992 Comments

    its all been said and all I can add is "Sad".

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    darsavmo

    over 3 years ago

    11344 Comments

    Maybe she will get some loving care in prison by her cell mates...

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    kweikman

    over 3 years ago

    796 Comments

    My sister-in-law has recently had to hire an in-home caretaker for my brother and it is absolutely amazing at how little training these people receive. Some have no idea how to deal with illness, they have little confidence in themselves and their abilities to provide meaningful care...you just have to wonder!

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    OlSkoolBlu89

    over 3 years ago

    2484 Comments

    This is one I need to bite my tounge I would really like to say some really bad things about the caretaker but it would probably get me booted!

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    Mrbdguard

    over 3 years ago

    4548 Comments

    I also blame the company...for hiring the woman...I bet they do not pay well..so they get the low end

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    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    46054 Comments

    She needs to be smacked around and hopefully that will happen when she gets to prison.

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    avictor

    over 3 years ago

    478 Comments

    What a bitch.
    Horrible.

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