HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kauai care home operator Ailene Camacho was sentenced to jail on Thursday for felony assault.
Camacho was sentenced to 30 days in jail, as well as four years of probation and a $5,000 fine. She must also pay over a thousand dollars in restitution and fees.
The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Department of the Attorney General brought the charges against Camacho and Judge Trudy K.T. Senda oversaw the case.
Attorney General Doug Chin said Camacho left an 89-year-old female patient to suffer from multiple bed sores while she went off-island for a vacation.
Medical professionals discovered up to 13 wounds on the victim's body, including a wound on her heel that caused substantial bodily injury.
"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," Chin said.