Saturday, February 27, 2016

Cleburne man fights to get back wife taken away by state agency

FORT WORTH - Donald Henry is as mad as he is dumbfounded.

The Cleburne man doesn’t understand why a state agency took his wife away from his care and won’t let her return to their home.

The Henrys have been married more than 67 years, and Henry said he has long been taking care of his wife, a cancer survivor who is in the early stages of dementia and who suffers from chronic pain.

But on Dec. 11, after an initial visit in November, a worker with Adult Protective Services filed an emergency protective order to remove Ethel Henry from his care. Since then, Henry said, his wife has been moved from one facility to another and is receiving less care now than when she was living at their apartment in Cleburne.

Henry, 85, said his wife is now at the Cityview Care Center, a skilled nursing center in southwest Fort Worth. Cityview Care Center administrators have not returned phone calls seeking comment, nor has the attorney appointed by the state to represent Ethel Henry.

Henry is allowed to visit his wife and said that she cries a lot while staring at the walls of her room.

Since that first protective order APS has filed two extensions, according to court records. Police delivered the latest order to the husband and wife late Tuesday, Henry said. A hearing regarding his wife’s removal is scheduled for March in Johnson County Court at Law No. 2. (Continue Reading)

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1 comment:

Betty said...

Of course she cries - it's awful what's been done to her.