3 Filipina Caregivers in Canada Fired Over Elderly Abuse

Three Filipina caregivers are now facing charges of physical abuse against an elderly man in a seniors community home in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Maria Dumo, Angelina Borja and May Casimero were each charged with one count of common assault. All three were immediately fired from their jobs after the incident.

calgary_sunrise“In early February of this year, the family of the man in residential care approached police with concerns of physical abuse by staff. The man is a resident of Carewest Garrison Green in southwest Calgary. The allegations were investigated by the Calgary Police Service Elderly Abuse Response Team with the full support of the care facility working with partners such as Alberta Health, Protection for Care Office,” said Staff Sergeant Ryan Ayliffe, spokesperson of the Calgary Police Service.

According to Sgt Ayliffe, the elderly man’s injuries were not serious and required no hospital treatment although they “definitely meet the threshold of a common assault.”

Ayliffe added that the injuries sustained by the elderly were not serious and did not require hospital treatment.

The trio’s employer Carewest Health Care Provider declined to provide comment saying chargers have been laid and the matter is already before the courts. The care provider remained “committed to providing quality care to their residents and clients in a safe, compassionate and respectful manner,” in a released statement.

The three Filipinas have been “released on a promise to appear in court on April 23.”