Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Neglect at Flint Foster Care Facility

A woman who five years ago was banned by the state from operating her adult foster care facility has been tied to at least two other Flint homes now being investigated by authorities.

Genesee County Sheriff Robert J. Pickell said an investigation showed Mary Chapman has connections to a home at 3809 Fleming Road and an adult foster care facility at 1325 Beard Street — both of which had residents removed recently because authorities said they were neglected.

Pickell said his office is continuing to investigate Chapman, assisted by the Genesee County Elder Abuse & Exploitation Prevention Team, but no criminal charges have been issued.

Pickell said Chapman paid her grandson to care for the residents, but the women — ages 55, 58 and 67 — were often left unattended and their medications weren’t administered properly. Pickell said one woman had barricaded herself in an upstairs bedroom and was reluctant to leave the home when police arrived.

The 23-year-old grandson was arrested and later released pending further investigation, Pickell said.(A Department of Human Services employee walks a woman away from the home at 3809 Fleming Road in Flint on Wednesday. Authorities said the home appears to have connections to an adult foster care facility on Beard Street in Flint, where authorities removed several elderly adults last month. Three women were removed from the Fleming Road home.)

Full Article and Source:
Genesee County Sheriff's Office Continues to Investigate Elderly Care at Flint Homes

7 comments:

Betty said...

I hope they throw all these perps in jail and then move the other residents out -- and burn the place!

Max said...

This same thing is happening all over the country.

Wondering said...

I wonder how long this neglect has been going on? When was it reported and how many reports did it take to get action?

Cindy said...

I cannot imagine how frightened the inmates at this facilty must have felt.

Connie said...

I am praying for the victims and their families. And justice for them as well.

Zoey said...

What a terrible tragedy...

Gary said...

Thanks for this article. I hate it that the elderly and disabled are many times helpless in these situations.