Cheryle Ann Ross of Garden Grove was charged with elder abuse this week. Ross lived with her mother Doris Ross in a mobile home park in Garden Grove. Ross was supposed to care for her mother, but Doris got so sick she was rushed to the hospital. Once there, doctors claimed that Doris had not been turned in her bed in quite some time and had such bad bed sores that she went into septic shock. Doris also was malnourished, dehydrated and had kidney failure. Cheryle said that she couldn’t help her mom because her mother refused the help.
Elder abuse is the mistreatment of people over the age of 65. The mistreatment could be physical, psychological or sexual. Penalties for committing elder abuse include jail time and monetary penalties. Elder abuse also can be brought as a civil suit. Whether you live in Santa Ana, Yorba Linda or Tustin, if you are charged with elder abuse, you will need an experienced defense attorney to assist you in fighting your charges.