The Silence Of Elder Abuse
Modesto police are investigating 30 cases of elder abuse just this year -- but one of the hardest parts about prosecuting and curbing it is that the victims are often too embarrassed or scared to to speak up.
The Modesto Bee:
She Lost Her House, Her Money – And Finally – Her Life
The nurse found (Mary) Wiemiller covered in bed sores – some the size of fists. She was lying in her own feces and urine in a bed infested with bed bugs, according to court documents. The feces were in one of the wounds, which led to an infection that spread to her blood, according to court documents. ...This is one of 30 elder abuse cases being investigated by Modesto Police detective Steve Anderson this year, with dozens more throughout Stanislaus County. (Tracy, 6/14)