Wildwood Canyon Villa in Yucaipa, CA filed a false police report on March 28, 2012, in an attempt to isolate Jean Swope from her family. Lynnette Alvarado, Executive Director of the residential care facility, has a history of violating residents’ rights.
Wildwood isolated Swope for fifteen months, June 19, 2010 – Sep. 1, 2011, according to court records. Community Care Licensing cited Wildwood for violating Swope’s right to visitation. San Bernardino County court repeatedly ordered Wildwood to allow visitation. Finally, Wildwood allowed Swope to have visitors for several months.
Swope was thrilled to see her loved ones again. No longer plagued by depression, Swope became quick to smile and “tell stories” to visiting love ones. She devoured special meals and goodies they brought for her. Her Alzheimer’s symptoms improved steadily with TLC from family.
Then on March 28, 2012, Alvarado ordered family to leave and not return. She refused to give any reason for her orders.
The police report filed by Alvarado states:
THE MALE SUBJECTS STARTED TO FEEDING HER A HAMBERGER. THE CAREGIVER TOLD HER TO STOP PER DOCTORS ORDERS AND THE DAUGHTER AND FRIENDS BECAME ARGUMENTATIVE WITH THE CAREGIVER STATING THEY WERE GOING TO FEED HER NO MATTER WHAT ….
There was no doctor’s order for dietary restrictions. At 115 pounds, Swope needs all the calories she can be enticed to consume.
Swope requested a Farmer’s Burger when family visited the night before. However, the lunch bag was never opened on March 28. Swope never had a chance to taste her favorite sandwich.
Alvarado ordered Swope’s visitors to leave and not return. The police report concluded:
BECAUSE OF THIS THEY ARE NO LONGER WELCOME ON THE FACILITY.
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Elder Abuse in Residential Care: Isolation and False Police Report