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.
The National Park Service will be closing River Road in Middle Smithfield Township between park headquarters and Hialeah Picnic Area to protect migrating amphibians.Read More »
- 6 charged in connection with alleged gang slaying
- Mother charged after concealing death of baby
- Saylorsburg man faces DUI charge, child was in car
- Immigration officials detain alleged undocumented immigrants in Poconos
- PennDOT cracking down on 'Graffiti Highway' trespassing
- Police seize weapons from home of Horvath's father-in-law
- Albert Boscov remembered during memorial service
- Cold and calm overnight under mainly clear skies
- Pink slips may await some Pennsylvania public universities
- Cell phone store robbed at gunpoint
- Strong storms, winds leave damage across the region
- Man shot, killed by Reading police after allegedly pointing shotgun at officers
- N.J. Rep. Leonard Lance holds second town hall meeting
- Lehigh Valley Heart Ball raises money for American Heart Association
- 'Light the Way' celebration recognizes trailblazers in the community
- Local vineyard owners wary of warm weather