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Modesto elder abuse: Professional fiduciary Laurie Jamison isolates June Guinn

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new-logo25Linda Kincaid for the Examiner.com

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Since 2008, professional fiduciary Laurie Jamison has hidden June Guinn, 88, from her family.  Until a week ago, family say they did not know where June was hidden or if she was still alive.  Thanks to the efforts of Modesto Police Department, June was located at a home in Modesto, California.  Jamison continues to deny June any contact with her loved ones.

Probate Code 2352(b) states:

The conservator shall select the least restrictive appropriate residence, as described in Section 2352.5, that is available and necessary to meet the needs of the conservatee, and that is in the best interests of the conservatee.

Modesto, CA

Location:   Laurie Jamison 1138 Orchid Court Modesto, ca

(37.638301849365 ; -120.9995880127)

California’s Notice of Conservatee’s Rights instructs that a conservatee retains the right to “receive visits from family and friends.”

California’s Handbook for Conservators gives conservators specific guidance concerning visitation.  Each conservator is required to have a copy of the Handbook.

When a person becomes a conservatee, he or she does not lose the right to visit with friends or family.

Do not isolate the conservatee by keeping friends or family away.

June’s daughters and grandson say Jamison ignored their repeated requests to learn where June resided, to visit with June, or to even speak to with June on the phone.  In response to that isolation, the Court instructed: More

Silicon Valley tax dollars fund elder abuse: Part II

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Linda Kincaid

Elder Advocate, California

Part I: READ HERE

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Part II –

Public Guardian imprisons & isolates Gisela Riordan

Linda Kincaid

In 2010, Santa Clara County Public Guardian Donald Moody petitioned for conservatorship of Gisela Riordan.  Based on false allegations by Court Reporter Herlinda Acevedo, Judge Thomas Cain approved the petition.  With the stroke of a pen, Moody had complete control over Gisela’s life.

Moody immediately seized Gisela’s bank accounts.  He evicted her son and sold their home the following year.   Gisela languishes in isolation.  For two and a half years, Moody has denied Gisela’s right to visitation, phone calls, and mail.  Consistent with his wholesale violation of civil rights, Moody denied Gisela’s right to vote in 2012.

Moody imprisoned and isolated Gisela at Villa Fontana, a secured residential care facility that will violate the law in exchange for payment.  Villa Fontana blatantly violates personal rights of residents.  They refuse to discuss those violations with elder advocates.

April 27 – 30, 2012:  Jennifer Lan & Violation of Resident’s Personal Rights

This reporter temporarily established contact with Gisela by arriving at Villa Fontana on a Friday evening, shortly after a visit by Deputy Public Guardian Rebecca Pisano-Torres.  The Villa Fontana night staff assumed I was with the Public Guardian’s office, and they allowed me to enter.

When I first approached Gisela, she was bewildered that anyone would come to see her.  She was horribly lonely and sobbed for over an hour, clutching my arm and begging me not to forget her.  She demanded I promise that I would visit her again.  Sadly, the Public Guardian has prevented my keeping that promise.

On Monday, Villa Fontana staff recognized me as an elder advocate.  Employee Jennifer Lan, accompanied by four male staffers, entered Gisela’s room and ordered me to leave.  I guided Lan to a poster of the residents’ rights  located in the facility lobby.  More

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