Caregiver Could Face up to 10 Years in Prison for Abusing a 93-Year-Old Widow

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The abusive caregiver is currently awaiting trial. If the jury finds her guilty she could be forced to pay a fine up to $10,000 and serve as many as 10 years in prison.

A family decided to take legal action against Brenda Trahan Floyd who was caught on camera while she was hitting repeatedly and cursing at a 93-year-old widow with dementia. The elderly woman’s son decided to install a hidden camera in his mother’s room after the woman suffered multiple unexplained bruises. While it is common for elderly people, especially for those with dementia, to accidentally injure themselves, the family’s suspicion grew even deeper when her son noticed a bruise on the elderly woman’s face, near her eye. However, the caregiver attributed it to an accident when confronted about it.

Actions Leading to the Caregiver’s Arrest

In the initial frames of the video, the caregiver can be seen coming into the 93-year-old’s room with a walker to take her to bed, at around 7:45 p.m. The family asked not to be identified, citing privacy concerns. The woman’s son hired Brenda Trahan Floyd 18 months prior to the incident, after confirming with a reference she had no criminal history.

As the caregiver taps her client’s shoulder to wake her up as she fell asleep in front of the TV, the widow is startled by her presence. Brenda Floyd then tells the woman to stand up and go to bed. However, she noticed a plate near the widow’s feet and asked the woman to pick it up. Apparently, the elderly client fed what was left of her dinner to her dog which was sleeping by her feet. When the caregiver realized that, she smacked her client across the back of her head while shouting at her to stop feeding the dog human food as it could get sick. The caregiver repeatedly asks the woman why she fed the dog while continuing to hit the back of her head and shouting at her like a drill sergeant.

Authorities Response

Luckily, the widow’s son turned on the feed to see what was going on at his mother’s house and he was able to catch the caregiver in the act. He then rushed to his mother’s house and demanded Brenda Floyd to leave the premises. Law enforcement officers arrived shortly at the scene. However, it was not until several days later that a tipster informed authorities about the caregiver’s whereabouts so that police officers could take her into custody. The caregiver was brought in on Friday, January 27th and is currently booked into the Harris County Jail on a $5,000 bond. If found guilty, the abusive caregiver could face up to ten years in prison and a $10,000 fine. 

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