Evanston Woman Charged With Neglect Of Elderly

Elder abuse can be defined in a variety of ways.  In general, it is intentional or negligent acts by a caregiver or other trusted individual that causes harm to a vulnerable elder.  On this site, the Elder Abuse page discusses various aspects regarding elder abuse.

Recently, a woman from Evanston has been charged with felony neglect of the elderly.  The charges have to do with the woman’s (Margaret M. Flaherty) neglect in the care of her mother.

Various media sources discuss the charges.  One article is from the Chicago Tribune, in a June 13, 2015, and is titled “Evanston woman accused of neglecting mother.”

An excerpt:

Flaherty “knowingly failed to provide hygiene, nutrition, prescribed medication, and medical care and treatment to maintain her mother’s health, causing the victim’s pre-existing physical health to deteriorate,” according to a complaint in the court files.

In court, prosecutors said she did not give her mother a bath or change her sheets in several days, and her mother dropped in weight to 80 pounds and was unable to walk.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the June 15, 2015 Evanston Patch article titled “Evanston Woman Charged With Neglecting Mother.”


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