Personal care home task force up and running in Augusta

The Augusta Chronicle


After learning about Gregory Lauderdale’s slow death that began with an infected bedsore, District Attorney Natalie Paine ’s obsession with personal care home patients kicked into full gear.

The result is a new, specialized unit, CAVE – Crimes Against the Vulnerable and Elderly. William Loomer, an investigator in the district attorney’s office, is spearheading the unit.

Members include a prosecutor, DA investigator, and a member from the sheriff and marshal offices, the coroner and the fire department. CAVE will work closely with code enforcement and Department of Community Health employees who inspect personal care homes for violations of state regulations and local ordinances, Loomer said. Continue Reading