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Caregiver accused of neglecting patient

PENN FOREST TWP., Pa. - A Carbon County caregiver who was supposed to be looking after a patient is accused of neglecting her.

Grace Porter now faces a neglect charge.

It began when Pennsylvania State Police were called to the unit block of Buckhill Road in Penn Forest Township for a disturbance involving several people. 

Police said they spoke with Felicia Porter, who told them her aunt was being neglected by her caretaker, Grace Porter, and that she needed medical treatment.

Grace Porter was being paid to take care of the aunt and she was employed by Public Partnership to provide the care, according to court paperwork.

Police said they saw the aunt lying in a bed that was torn and had no sheets. They added the living conditions were deplorable.

The aunt was taken to the hospital, where a doctor said she had serious bodily injury. According to court paperwork, the aunt had numerous large open bed sores, a leaking catheter and several bruises. The doctor said the injuries were the result of neglect, according to court paperwork.


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