HONOLULU –Kauai judge Trudy K.T. Senda sentenced care home operator Ailene Camacho yesterday to 30 days in jail, 4 years probation, and a five thousand dollar ($5,000) fine for felony assault, due to Camacho leaving one of her clients to suffer from multiple bed sores while Camacho went on vacation, Attorney General Doug Chin announced. Camacho also must pay over a thousand dollars in restitution and fees.
The elderly victim was 89 years old, living in Camacho’s care home at the time, bedbound and unable to speak. After Camacho went off-island for vacation, other medical professionals discovered up to 13 wounds on the victim’s body, including one Stage 4 wound on her heel that caused the victim substantial bodily injury. A Stage 4 wound extends below layers of healthy skin.
Attorney General Chin said, “The court found in this case that the victim’s multiple, serious wounds would have taken weeks to develop. Camacho should have known about these wounds and did nothing. We commend Judge Senda for her concern and understanding of the elderly and their vulnerability as victims.”
The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Department of the Attorney General brought the charges against Camacho.
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Joshua A. Wisch
Special Assistant to the Attorney General