A caregiver’s job is obvious – he/she is hired to take care of old people. Because of our busy schedules, we tend to look for professionals to look after our elderly relatives. Unfortunately, a lot of these supposed caregivers are often impatient and tend to abuse their patients.
One example is a 43-year-old caretaker named Susan Draper who was accused of abusing her 78-year-old patient Betty Boylan by spraying aerosol into her mouth.
Birmingham Magistrates Court watched how Draper mistreated Boylan in a secret footage installed inside the room where the old lady was staying.
Prosecutor Shawn Williams said: 'Betty Boylan is one of the most vulnerable people - she is immobile and incontinent.'CLICK PAGE 2 TO WATCH THE VIDEO
According to reports, Mrs. Boylan received visitors three times a day, particularly from her family. Although she wasn’t able to talk very well, she could still understand what other people are saying and is able to respond to them in a cheerful manner.
It wasn’t until her family found bruises all over her body that they decided to find out what has been happening to her. To their shock, they found out that Draper was the one behind the mysterious marks all over her body.
Watch the video below to see what Draper did to the innocent old woman:
If you listen carefully, you can even hear the second caretaker saying: 'It's better than poo'.
'This was an indication of a lack of care because she had not been changed or even checked.
'It is something which a carer acting professionally and responsibly should have avoided -this is an experienced carer,' Mr Williams said.
'The family leave body spray because it is a nice thing for her to have, but it is not a nice thing to use simply to mask if she hasn't been checked properly,' Williams added.
Draper defended herself by saying that “she did not do it to deliberately aggravate the woman and she was simply going through the mechanics of her work having worked there for 17 years.”
Currently, Draper is convicted of ill treatment of the elderly widow, who lived at the Perry Locks Care Home in Birmingham.
What will you do if you saw someone doing this to your loved one? What should be the punishment for such a crime? Share your thoughts in the comments section!