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Local Politics & the Alleged Compassionate Hospital

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 Carrie K. Hutchens

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Rant Political

Welcome to St. Joseph Hospital of Elmira, New York, where they claim on their website:

St. Joseph’s Hospital, a Catholic health facility, is a voluntary not-for-profit community general hospital founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester in cooperation with the physicians and citizens of Elmira, NY. The St. Joseph’s Hospital community, by maintaining a deep respect for the dignity of each person, strives to heal, as Jesus did, in mind, body and spirit, all who come to us.”

“Maintaining a deep respect for the dignity of each person”… except for Gary Harvey.

Oh, I’m so sure Jesus would be quite proud of the staff of the hospital, the guardian group of people and attorneys involved in the Harvey case. Of course, I wouldn’t be counting on him having picked out everyone’s heavenly spot yet.

It was Thanksgiving Day and Sara Harvey had made the arrangements to visit her husband. She and the guard arrived only to be told that the hospital hadn’t received an okay. Guard is not authorized if visit is not authorized, but the dignity people continued with their refusal.

(Cliff Note: A guard is required because Sara is supposedly a danger to her husband because she supposedly didn’t follow medical advice. The hospital, guardians et al petitioned the court to starve & dehydrate Gary to death, but she is the danger. Irony at its best.)

So, while all the important people, who should have made sure the visit was authorized and those who could have given the okay after the failed communication, enjoyed their Thanksgiving meals with the ones of their choice, Gary was denied a mere visit from his wife. The wife that loves him… talks to him… reads to him. Instead, he, a person who has always loved holidays and spending them with the wife he loves — got to lay there alone in the isolation that is his life.

What a group of people…

Local politics of control at its best with the dignity people so proud of their compassionate behavior — the refusal of a simple visit on a special holiday! But then… it was only Gary & Sara Harvey!

 

The kidnapping of Dorothy Wilson: In her own words

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Marti Oakley
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On Sunday, September 23, 2012 we were privileged to have Diane Wilson, daughter of Dorothy Wilson as a guest on TS Radio.  The discussion centered around the kidnapping, imprisonment and isolation of Dorothy Wilson. While isolated and moved from one home to another,  her home was mortgaged, her personal possessions sold or given away.
At one point, Bristal Assisted Living facility charged Dorothy’s estate $53,000 for one month’s stay.
Her home was used to receive a reverse mortgage for $275,000.  This, along with $2300 a month in income all disappeared with no acounting by the guardian.  Two years after Dorothys’ initial kidnapping, the guardian had burned through $350,000 of the estate.
On October 23, 2011 after two years of abuse, neglect and isolation, Dorothy Wilson died of loneliness and despair.  This woman who had lived a good life and had planned her retirement, had an ample income and valuable assets, was left penniless by the guardian.  At this point the guardian petitioned the court to allow her to resign as Dorothy’s guardian. Dorothy died just one week before she might have been reunited with her daughter, Diane.
This could happen to you!
The interview with Diane Wilson can be accessed here.
For support, information and discussion of the rampant epidemic of kidnapping the elderly who committed the crime of aging with assets, please visit NASGA, The National Association to Stop Guardianship Abuse
Also: myelderadvocate.com hosted by Jack Halpern is also a valuable site.

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