Houston authorities have recently taken a 59-year-old caretaker into custody after discovering that the woman insulted and physically abused a 93-year-old patient with dementia. The caretaker’s deeds were brought to the police attention after the son of the victim mounted a nanny camera in his mother’s apartment.
On Thursday, the law enforcement officers from Memorial Villages, Houston arrested 59-year-old Brenda Trahan Floyd and charged her with elderly abuse. According to a police spokesperson, the woman insulted and physically abused a 93-year-old woman with Alzheimer.
Before New Year’s Eve, the victim’s son observed that his mother had several bruises on her arms. However, he did not consider them suspicious, given the fact that the woman has movement issues, and would often fall while going to the bathroom or her room. But, during the same period, he saw that her mother had a rather nasty bruise around her right eye.
In order to determine how her mother got those bruises, the man installed a nanny cam in the woman’s living room while his mother’s caretaker was away. After reviewing the tapes, the man had the shock of his life seeing how the 59-year-ol caretaker repeatedly hits his mother on the back of her head.
The man said that the events which made him call the police happened on New Year’s Eve. The footage captured by the nanny cam was later posted on Facebook in order to help the authorities track down Floyd.
The 19-minute long video shows the 93-year-old woman sitting quietly in her favorite armchair and watching TV. At the foot of her armchair, there was a bowl of dog food. The quadruped can be seen a couple of times in the video, rolling around the living room.
At one point, Floyd, the woman’s caretaker, stormed into the room and accused the woman of having fed her dog with food destined for humans. After that, Floyd slaps the defenseless woman on the back of the head and continued to do so until the victim got out of her chair, took her walking aid and went straight into her room.
After reviewing the footage, the man immediately contacted the police, drove to his mother’s house and told Floyd to leave. Floyd left the woman’s house reluctantly and was apprehended three days later by the police.
Floyd was charged with elderly abuse, and a bail of $5,000 was posted.
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