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Guardianship abuse with guest Ken Ditkowsky: Sanctioned for bucking the system

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Join us this evening as Ken Ditkowsky discusses the case that resulted in him being sanctioned by unbiquitous BAR Association.  Why?  Ken actually tried to represent his client against the kangaroo probate court.  We can’t have that!

Ken will join us for the first hour, at 7:45 pm CST.

At issue is the theft of estates, the kidnapping, isolation and profiting from the abduction of seniors who committed the new age crime of “aging with assets”.

Hour 2………….

wp9229410f_05_06Erin Dakins is the host of the nationally syndicated talk radio show “The Truth Traveler” broadcast through the GCN Radio Network.  

The Truth Traveler airs live Monday – Friday from 11:00 PM to 1:00 AM Eastern Standard Time.

In the 2nd hour, Erin Dakins, host of the TRUTH TRAVELER radio show  will join us.  Erin has been very willing to air the issue of guardianship abuse on her channel, in support of our broadcasts.  Please join us for what will be a very lively discussion of just about anything!

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5 Reasons to Defeat Nursing Home Bill

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Brian Lee of Families for Better Care

Brian Lee, executive director, Families for Better Care
The historic “compromise deal” between the nursing home industry and the trial bar now in Florida’s Legislature may soon become Florida’s most epic fail for elderly nursing home residents.  Here are five facts about the “sweetheart deal” that’s designed to rob residents of their rights: 

 

Fact #1—Culpable decision makers would be immunized from accountability in cases of resident abuse and neglect

For those residents who are harmed and seek a lawsuit, they would lose any and all ability to seek punitive damages against a corporate owner.  Immunity for culpable decision makers would be in all cases, regardless of the severity of the injury and almost regardless of the actions of the corporate shell investor.  Residents would also lose the ability to even sue the corporate owner that fundamentally makes the decisions on how a nursing home is run, how budgets are set and how much is skimmed off for profits.

Fact #2—Residents would be prohibited from accessing records
Nondisclosure of medical records will become commonplace under this compromise deal as the entire records section would be unenforceable.  If residents wish to examine their records and nursing homes refuse to furnish requested copies, then residents would be forced to hire an attorney to subpoena their records.  Since the vast majority of nursing home residents are Medicaid recipients who are unable to afford legal services, this bill disenfranchises them of their federally mandated right to inspect and request copies of records at anytime without hindrance.

Fact #3—Families expect Florida to keep staffing promise
The last time the Legislature gave the nursing home industry comprehensive tort reform (2001), Floridians got a strong staffing standard in return.  But in recent years, the Legislature has dropped those staffing requirements.  This downturn has negatively impacted resident care as 20 percent of Florida’s nursing homes now sit atop the state’s watch list for dangerous care.  Residents and families expect Florida to keep its staffing promise before considering any new tort reform.

#4—Investment capital is pouring into nursing homes
The nursing home’s bull market continued to rage through 2013 by stampeding market averages on its way to an unprecedented fourth consecutive year of strong growth.  Investment analysts raved about the booming market, saying:

  • “Skilled nursing stocks outperform … companies beat market averages in a bullish year.
  • “Senior housing sector … made it through the Great Recession in better shape, and with better returns, than any other real estate type.”
  • “Surging market and acquisition … a record year for number of publicly announced [transactions]. . . for the first time ever surpassed 200 announced transactions in a single year.”
  • “The breadth of the market is about as deep as we’ve seen it as the number of players does not appear to be shrinking.”

#5—Aon’s lawsuit study is flawed, not “independent”
For the second year in a row, Aon’s Long-Term Care General Liability and Professional Liability Actuarial Analysis is little more than a morass of self-reported nursing home data.

Aon used shrouded, unverifiable records supplied solely by the large nursing home chains in response to a data call (fewer than 10 percent of Florida’s facilities participated in the so-called study).  Aon willingly admits that data are “inherently uncertain” and have not been independently examined, which “could have a significant effect on the results of [Aon’s] review and analysis.”

Not surprisingly, Aon is a company that offers professional liability insurance for long-term care providers, making Aon part of the nursing home industry.

Protect elderly nursing home residents and their rights! Call your legislators and demand a “no” vote on (SB 670 and HB 569).

Brian Lee is executive director for Families for Better Care, based in Tallahassee.

 

 

Guardianship: Exploitation, abuse and no one is repsonsible

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Grabbing the Purse–The Abuse of Dorothy Luck

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Diane Wilson

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Every time I read about another abusive guardianship case, I feel ill. I cannot help but wonder why Americans are not rising up in droves and calling their representatives screaming “Stop! Enough! This is wrong on every level!”  

Mainstream Media refuses to report on this horrific crime. Why? Because the gravy train is so lucrative that no one wants it to stop….too many people are making too much money by stealing other people’s money. In the case of Dorothy Luck, she is NOT incompetent, but the judge declared her as incompetent because she refused to settle in a lawsuit and simply because he could. Dorothy describes the probate court overseen by Tarrant County Judge Steve M. King as a “well-oiled group of people who can’t seem to find a way to make money except to take it away from other people.”

In Nassau County Supreme Court in Mineola, NY, the late Judge Joel Asarch, along with Mary Giordano (elder care attorney with Franchina and Giordano in Garden City, NY) and Anne Recht, geriatric care manager (AMRecht Assoc in Plainview, NY) worked together often on a number of cases where the elderly victims were kidnapped from their homes and imprisoned against their will in nursing homes. My own mother was one of their victims. Dorothy Wilson, an innocent 87 year old woman, had her beloved home of 60 years stolen from her. She died in prison; penniless, alone and drugged with antipsychotic medication.           

American’s dirty little secret, if the public was truly aware, would understand that this abuse can happen to anyone at any time. There are thousands of these stories all over the internet. Share the stories, inform everyone you know. Help put a stop to this nightmare before it happens to you.      More

Guardianship abuse: The stalking of the elderly by professional predators

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Elder abuse: Monterey County Public Guardian seeks order for chemical restraint

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Linda Kincaid

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“The Public Guardian responded to Margarita’s comments by terminating visitation with her daughter.  The Public Guardian sought and obtained a court order to strip Margarita of her right to meet with elder rights advocates. The Public Guardian has denied Margarita all visitation since November 15, 2013.”

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The Monterey County Public Guardian is seeking authority to forcibly administer antipsychotic (psychotropic) medications to conservatee and elder abuse victim Margarita Zelada.  The FDA has repeatedly warned against administration of psychotropic medications to elderly patients.

California’s Department of Aging posted the following comments about use of antipsychotic drugs on elderly patients.

Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations, Section 72018 defines a CHEMICAL RESTRAINT as: “a drug used to control behavior and used in a manner not required to treat the patient’s medical symptoms.” All residents have a right to be free from the use of chemical restraints. (42 CFR §483.13(a); 22 CCR §72527(a)(23); 22 CCR §72319), yet, the use of antipsychotic drugs on those with dementia is common practice and often used as an alternative to the needed care of these individuals.

California’s Notice of Conservatee’s Rights states the conservatee has the right to:

Make his or her own medical decisions

California’s Handbook for Conservators states on page 284:

Psychotropic drugs

Prescription medicines used to alter cognition, mood, or behavior. These medicines are sometimes used to treat persons with dementia. You need specific prior court authority based on a strong showing to authorize the use of these drugs in the treatment of the conservatee.

Violation of Margarita’s rights is nothing new for the Monterey County Public Guardian.  A request for chemical restraint is the latest in a series of violations of rights and denial of due process. More

Guardianship: Organanizing for change in a sea of predators

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Join us Sunday evening, March 16th 2014, at 7:00 pm CST!

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The magic world of predatory guardianships!  Watch as the wizards called professional fiduciary’s take your house, your car, your wealth!  All to benefit you of course!

5:00 pm PST … 6:00 pm MST … 7:00 pm CST8:00 pm EST

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Join us this evening as we discuss how to effect change in the lucrative guardianship industry.  While many believe this business to be centered on caring for elderly or disabled adults, the truth of the system is far different.

It must be magic!  Billions are stolen from the estates of elderly victims each year through the process of predatory guardianships.  While state and federal officials pretend not to know what is going on, the victims are drugged, neglected and abused, often times ending up dead once the estate is depleted.

How do we change this system?  And how, do we stop the interference of the BAR Association and other stakeholders, in the guardianship for profit trade?

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/marti-oakley/2014/03/17/guardianship-organizing-for-change-in-a-sea-of-predators

Guardianship abuse: New laws coming to protect the predators

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Owning another human being: Guardianship Abuse

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Texas Guardianship Reform Advocates with Debbie Valdez

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Join us Sunday evening, February 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm CST!

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Debbie Valdez joins us from Texas to discuss the violations of rights of those disabled and the elderly.  Debbie is a “boots on the ground advocate” fighting to preserve and restore the individual rights of those targeted by the predators operating in her state.

Bio:

  • Debby Salinas Valdez:   is a parent of a young adult born with multiple disabilities.  She is founder of Texas Adults w/Autism & IDD, a parent and advocacy support group in San Antonio, Texas. 
  • She teaches legislative advocacy to parents and adults with disabilities to advocate for change in their community, or at the state and national level. 
  • She is a member in several other local and state wide organizations and committees focused on supporting persons with disabilities.
  • As a civil rights activist she primarily remains focused on reforms to the guardianship laws in preserving and protecting the rights of persons with disabilities.
  • Became a member of GRADE- the Guardianship Reform Advocates for the Disabled & Elderly. 
  • Our mission is:  When families are torn apart we are the voices of those unseen and unheard.  My goal as a member of GRADE was to protect my daughter’s civil, human and Constitutional rights.
  • I wasn’t aware at the beginning that my efforts would eventually be about my rights as a Baby Boomer where the Guardianship Industry is also gearing up to take over our lives and our assets with little to no accountability, oversight or monitoring.  It has been within my experience that those who operate this industry are better protected that those Guardianship was created to protect.

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/marti-oakley/2014/02/24/texas-guardianship-reform-advocates-with-debbie-valdez

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