Delaware Senior Exploited by Nurse
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on June 19, 2009 in Nursing Homes and Elder Rights
A 40-year-old woman was found guilty of financially exploiting and neglecting a disabled man who was in her care.
Helen Lloyd first met the victim when she cared for him at Hillside Center in Wilmington.
Given permission by the victims family, he was moved from the long-term care facility and went to live with Lloyd.
The victim was bedridden with a history of stroke, partial paralysis and seizure disorder.
Lloyd became the victims payee for his monthly Social Security income, which was supposed to be used for his personal care and rent.
An investigation by the Newark police, tthe Attorney Generals office, protective services and the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General concluded Social Security payments to Lloyd exceeded the amount needed to provide for the victims care and rent.
The investigation also found Lloyd continued to collect the victims Social Security income for three months after her care for him ended.
In May 2008, Protective Service caseworkers visited a Newark address where the victim was living to find him alone in a hospital bed in the dining room with no sheets on the bed. He was hospitalized with bed sores and removed from Lloyds care.