Sunday, October 21, 2012

T.S. Radio Tonite: Convenient Incompetency

Illinois resident Delores Bedin has inoperable pancreatic cancer. The hospital wants to send her home. They also want her to have a guardian even though her daughter is putting an addition on her home to accomodate her mother. Her daughter also has power of attorney.

Incompetent: Delores was described as incompetent in Winnebago County Court by employees of Northwestern Memmorial Hospital. They claimed Delores should be discharged under the control of a public guardian. Hospital records indicate that Delores was NOT incompetent.

“The most terrible, terrible things could happen to you under guardianship court. Your elderly parent could be removed from their home and put into a nursing home where they don't want to be, they could be drugged in that nursing home, sometimes unnecessarily. Their property could be seized," says Annie McKenna, Spokeswoman for the National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse.

Listen tonight at 7:00 p.m. Central Time:
Guardianship Abuse: Convenient Incompetency


Betty said...

Janet Bedin was a great guest on T.S. Radio. What Northwestern tried to do to her and her Mother was criminal.

Kevin said...

I listened to the archive and Ms. Bedin was very articulate. I had tears in my eyes. What a terrible thing to have to deal with. I am so sorry, Ms. Bedin.

Anonymous said...

One can only ask if the purpose of the guardianship was to take away standing in the event of a malpractice lawsuit....