A health care aid working in a White Street apartment reported to Tarrytown police the alleged ongoing abuse of her elderly patient by the patient's own daughter.
The health worker came to police on June 14 about an incident on June 12, when around 4 p.m. she was working at an apartment at 50 White Street. The worker told police she heard several slaps and then witnessed her elderly patient getting up off the floor on her knees with blood on her lip.
According to the police report, though the worker said she did not physically see the incident, she believed the elderly woman under her care was being abused on a regular basis by her daughter.
Police filed a New York State Domestic Incident report later that day, including statements from the home worker and the daughter. Adult Protective Services followed up with the family and set up a safety plan. It was arranged that the elderly woman would stay with her son that night.
On the evening of June 15, after further investigation, detectives Daryl Stiloski and Brian Byrnes arrested the 57-year-old daughter, at her 50 White Street address. At 6:15 p.m., the defendant was arraigned by Judge Kyle McGovern who issued temporary order of protection to the victim and witness. The defendant was released with a court date of June 20 at 9 a.m.
The daughter was charged with attempt to assault in the third degree with intent of causing physical injury and harassment in the second degree involving physical contact.
Here is a blog post about elder abuse and neglect from the founder of FYI Living Solutions.