Apr 18, 2018
By Jane Brown
Toronto Police are calling it a case of elder abuse.
A 51 year old Toronto man is facing charges of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and failure to provide the necessities of life for his elderly father.
(Toronto Police have charged Ji Yong Kim, 51, with criminal negligence causing bodily harm and failure to provide the necessities of life for allegedly leaving his father, Jon Hwan Kim, 85, lying helpless on the floor for five days in the Scarborough home they share on Chrysler Cr., near Victoria Park Ave. and Lawrence Ave. E., from April 9 tp April 13, 2018.Chris Doucette/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)
An 85 year old man was found crumpled on the bedroom floor of his Scarborough home last week.
Investigators say his son, the older man’s only care giver, knowingly left his father on the floor for 5 days without food or water.
The father remains in hospital on life support.
Elder abuse continues to be a major issue for CARP, A New Vision of Aging. Part of the mandate of the Zoomer advocacy group is to push for stiffer penalties for those guilty of abusing elderly people in their care.