Saturday, October 19, 2013

Caregiver allegedly assaulted 90-year-old dementia patient

A former caregiver for the elderly has been charged with second-degree assault after a co-worker reported he stuffed a washcloth into the mouth of an elderly dementia patient. The co-worker also said she witnessed him douse the 90-year-old woman with cold water.

Cameron Malizio, 23, was released from custody Thursday after posting a $5,000 bond. His arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 29.

Malizio was arrested after a co-worker reported the incident. Olympia police said the incident happened on July 9 at the Garden Courte Memory Care Community in the 600 block of Lilly Road.

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