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May 21

TAKE OUR COVID-19 GUARDIANSHIP/NURSING HOME SURVEY!: The Coronavirus Pandemic has laid bare a great many injustices in the United States. None more so than the tragedy that is taking place in America’s nursing homes, assisted living and long term care facilities.

If you already had a loved one in guardianship/conservatorship, or if a guardianship/conservatorship has been imposed by a probate/family court since January 2020 — or if you just have a loved one in long term care and are concerned for their safety, we want to hear from you!

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TS Radio Network: In the Mix with guest: Doug Franks

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TS Radio Network: Australia…Jewish Aged Care Facility being accused of Isolating a man from his Father(a Holocaust Survivor);

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TS Radio Network: Coz & Marti “In the Mix: News and Updates 11/8

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Join us live Friday November 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm CST!

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Lawsuit: Nursing home allowed man to bleed to death, then employee stole his phone

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Lawsuit: Nursing home allowed man to bleed to death, then employee stole his phone

Daughter says her dad “was doing really well” until alleged negligence contributed to his death.

By Stephanie Zimmermann

Jaime Hernandez, 66, of Bolingbrook, died Oct. 25, 2018, at a Forest Park nursing home. Provided photo
The family of a Bolingbrook man who was left alone to bleed to death in a nursing home —and then had his iPhone swiped from his room after his body was removed — is suing the facility for negligence.
Jaime Hernandez, 66, was recuperating at an Aperion Care facility in Forest Park after getting a kidney transplant at the University of Illinois-Chicago Medical Center a month earlier.
He’d waited seven years to receive a new kidney and all signs were looking good, said his daughter, Maria de Lourdes Gutierrez.
“He was doing really well,” Gutierrez said.
Gutierrez took her dad for a regular appointment with his UIC doctor on Oct. 25, 2018, then brought him back to the nursing home at 8200 Roosevelt Road, where he had been staying for 17 days.

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Tampa Bay area hospitals seeking to strip away patients’ rights, I-Team investigation finds

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By: Adam Walser

TAMPA, Fla. — Hospitals across the Florida are paying lawyers to go to court to take away patients’ rights, a three-month I-Team investigation uncovered.

I-Team Investigator Adam Walser found hospitals in Orlando, Miami, West Palm Beach, Naples and other Florida cities paying private attorneys to file hundreds of court petitions to put patients into guardianship.

An I-Team review of state court records found:

  • Tampa Bay area hospitals, including those owned by Baycare, AdventHealth and HCA, went to court to put more than 100 patients into guardianship since 2017 alone.
  • Tampa General Hospital filed five nearly identical court documents seeking guardianship for patients, describing each as having “disorganized thinking and poor cognition.” A hospital spokeswoman said TGH spent $28,000 on guardianship cases so far in just 2019.
  • An attorney for Florida Hospital Altamonte requested guardianship for a patient because her “Kia Soul that was almost paid off… may be repossessed.”

Tampa guardianship attorney Gerald Hemness questioned hospitals’ widespread use of guardianship.

“Certainly, missing a payment on a car doesn’t seem like it would be a financial emergency,” said Hemness. More

TS Radio Network: Gretchen Rachel Hammond Updates

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Join us live Tuesday October 15 , 2019 at 7:00 pm CST!

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Join us this evening as Gretchen Rachel Hammond returns!  We have  lot to talk about!

We will be discussing the do’s and don’ts of survivors of guardianship abuse and, the failure of agencies to act when a crime is reported to them with evidence.  It would appear, it is only a crime if someone outside the inner circle does it.  If it is one of these tribunal participants like probate examiners, guardians, attorneys and others who routinely traffic the elderly and disabled through these kangaroo courts, nothing will be done.  The police won’t respond, nor will any agency whose sole existence is supposed to be making sure these things don’t happen no matter who does it! Obviously if you are connected to these rackets no one will make a move against you.

Gretchen will also speak about her new position with the National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse (NASGA) where she will head up Community Outreach.  After her year long investigation on the massive abuses taking place in Michigan probate tribunals, Gretchen is off on a new endeavor!

TS Radio Network: Elder Exploitation and Estate Theft by Professional Predators

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Join us this evening June 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm CST!

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Marcia Southwick reports on International Convention on Guardianship

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painyJoin us June 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm CST!

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Marcia Southwick joins us to report on the convention held last week covering guardianship.  Attendees came from various perspectives and countries.

The convention was sponsored by the BAR Association and the National Guardianship Association, among many other “stakeholders”.  Both groups, whose activities are diametrically opposed to their stated purposes, had intended the convention to be a huge marketing campaign.

Attending with the intentions of highlighting the real state of guardianship for profit, was Marcia Southwick and Elaine Renoire from NASGA.  Many other advocates and activists, many of whom have been directly impacted by predatory, court facilitated guardianships, were also in attendance.

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TS Radio: Reform and the Legalized Slavery of Elders. Are we heading in the right direction?

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Join us Sunday evening at 7:00 pm CST!

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Tony Hutton will co-host this evening.

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Marcia Southwick will return to the show to give a summary of the state of New Mexico, adult legislations for 2013.  Marcia also publishes, Boomers Against Elder Abuse on Facebook.  This group is growing each day and heading towards 35,000 members.

In response to the exposure of the corruptive practices now being exposed in probate and family courts, many interested “stakeholders”……such as Guardianship associations, the BAR association, and many in the medical complex are leaning on state legislatures to expand their death grip on the elder community, and to make legal the theft of estates, the stripping of rights and the willful ignoring of standing state statutes meant to protect the victims from the predators.

Some of these new laws seem to heading backwards, but a few are good.

Issues are things like Due process, the role of guardian ad litem, Mediation, guardian background checks, guardianship financial authority, ward’s rights–etc. There are maybe 5 or so states to highlight, including New Mexico, Texas, Tennessee, Idaho, and Nevada.

In New Mexico, insanity has taken over.

Aging Family Services threatens daughter for exposing elder abuse of war hero

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“Ginny complained to Theriault over and over. She emphasized that Seroquel is not approved for use in elderly patients, and Hugh was having severe adverse reactions. Theriault ignored Ginny’s complaints, just as she ignored Hugh’s welfare and his wishes.”
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The National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse posted a memorial for war hero,

Hugh Johnson. NASGA honored Johnson’s service in World War II and recounted the horrors of being a German prisoner of war. The memorial also recounted the greater horrors of Johnson’s last months in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Horrors of war and POW camps did not prepare Hugh for the horrors of guardianship in Wake County, North Carolina. A healthy active man who still enjoyed golf at 95, Hugh deteriorated rapidly under Guardian Cheryl Theriault of Raleigh based Aging Family Services.

Aging Family Services’ cautions “the last thing you want is for them to end up in a nursing home.” Family never imagined the nightmare Theriault’s guardianship would bring.

Theriault immediately removed Hugh from his upscale home, isolated him from family, and chemically restrained him with the anti-psychotic drug Seroquel. Five months after being taken from home, Hugh was frail, bedridden, and incontinent. His legs and feet were covered with sores that would not heal.

Denied the personal care of a loving daughter, Hugh languished at The Covington. The facility advertises “truly affordable assisted living.” Our Parents website gives The Covington 2 out of 5 stars. Daughter Ginny Johnson called it, “NASTY. NASTY.”

Comparing The Covington to his time as a POW, Hugh said, “My German captors kept me better.” Meals were missed. Rooms were filthy. Hugh suffered 28 falls, a broken rib, and his partial plate was lost.

Theriault responded by moving Hugh to Blue Ridge Nursing Home. That facility lost its eligibility for federal funding and was assessed a $4,550-a-day civil penalty for 6-weeks in spring 2012.

Geriatric Care Manager Heather Joyner of Aging Family Services so neglected Hugh that she was removed from his case. Geriatric Adult Guardianship Social Worker Karen Johnson replaced Joyner. Ginny described both Joyner and Johnson as “so, so, so HATEFUL.” More

Linda Kincaid Announces Governor Brown Has Signed AB937 into Law to the San Bernadino Board of Supervisors

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NASGA’s California Advocacy Liaison Linda Kincaid’s Mother, Carol Hahn, passed Saturday, August 17, 2013.  Two days after Carol Hahn’s death, Governor Brown signed AB937 – legislation created to clarify conservatees’ rights to visitors, mail, and phone calls.

Linda stands in front of the Board of Supervisors in honor of her Mother who was a victim of conservatorship abuse the final years of her life.

Carol Hahn leaves behind her daughter, a stellar advocate for victims of unlawful and abusive guardianships and conservatorships and for reform.

Modesto elder abuse: Professional fiduciary Laurie Jamison isolates June Guinn

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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

Danielle Rene Murphy: Victim in Ohio abused by APSI & DODD

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Danielle Murphy is a mildly autistic disabled adult. She lived with her aunt, Nancy Vallone, in Arizona. Nancy provided the best of care and medical treatment for Danielle and even moved to Ohio so Danielle could receive treatment from a the Cleveland Clinic Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. Shortly after the move, the Ohio’s Advocacy and Protective Services Agency (APSI) took control of Danielle’s case. They placed Danielle in a group home where she has been physically and sexually abused. APSI denies Danielle the treatment that Nancy moved to Ohio to receive.

Worst of all, APSI isolates Danielle from receiving any visitors, including her Aunt Nancy.

Following is an open letter to all media and elected representatives in Danielle’s behalf:

To Whom It May Concern:

We are contacting you to shed light on what really occurs in the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and their subcontractor, Advocacy & Protective Services, Inc. (APSI). Unfortunately, this story does not yet have a happy ending because it involves a 24-year-old woman, Danielle Rene Murphy, who has autism and numerous health concerns. She is being held in isolation, segregated from family, friends, school, church, and proper medical care for 5 years. We are fearful because, as we raise questions, her care is not being improved. Unfortunately, the opposite is taking place. Rather than address the facts of her care, we are personally being defamed, and Danielle is being denied care and intimidated by her caretakers at APSI and representatives from the DODD. Danielle’s health is rapidly declining, and we cannot get resolution fast enough from the bureaucracy of government (there are two open investigations T#12-000983 and T#CU12-14778). This is not a theoretical case to debate, but the life of a young woman hangs in the balance. Her aunt, an RN, BSN, MSN, is asking to take Danielle home and properly care for her, but that request is being denied. More

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