Monday, December 16, 2013

Linda Kincaid Reports: Public Experts Discuss Elder Abuse by Monterey County Public Guardian

The December 9 and 10, 2013 annual conference of the Southern California Public Health Association hosted public health authorities discussing the latest in policy and best practices. Speakers and attendees represented many parts of southern California and north to the greater San Jose area.

An expert panel discussed elder abuse by court appointed conservators throughout California. Abuse of San Francisco resident Margarita Zelada by the Monterey County Public Guardian drew considerable attention.

Public health practitioners were appalled to learn that Monterey County public health funds are used to facilitate elder abuse. The Monterey County Public Guardian, an office under the  Health Department, is currently engaged in civil rights violations and heinous elder abuse of conservatee Margarita Zelada.

On March 25, 2013, ten Pacific Grove police officers forcibly removed Margarita from her daughter’s home. Witnesses said the officers pulled Margarita from her bed, rolled her in a sheet, strapped her to a gurney, and forced her into a waiting ambulance. A neighbor spoke of Margarita’s screams as the most horrible sounds she ever heard.

Deputy Public Guardian Jennifer Empasis has kept Margarita unlawfully confined and forcibly isolated since the March siege. Other than three brief visits Margarita is denied all contact with her daughter Patricia Conklin, Margarita’s only blood relative in the United States.

Full Article and Source:
Public Experts Discuss Elder Abuse by Monterey County Public Guardian


Terry said...

I'm so glad to see this. The experts need to see this side of guardianship.

jerri said...

facts of the case are revealing there is no excuse for this barbaric behavior that tells you about the other cases the loss of all rights warning to all reading here we will be reading your story next unless we demand the protection industry knock it off we need monitors oversight committee comprised of honest citizens not part of the problem people connected to the agencies who have legs with legs making their oversite questionable along with who is covering whose behinds its all about profit and job security are you next?

StandUp said...

Seriously, can we clone Linda Kincaid?

Sylvia said...

Linda Kincaid is a person on a mission bringing awareness to a subject that has been kept in the dark - by design?

I agree with StandUp society would be in a much better place if every state had a Linda Kincaid.

The good citizens of California are in good hands. Thank you Linda as well as your support team for all you are doing for the right reasons.

Donna said...

I am pleased to be affiliated with such a champion for the vulnerable or elderly.

Anonymous said...

It's good to know the word is getting out to the experts.

Thelma said...

Thank you, Linda, for all that you do.

Rocky said...

Linda, you know how I feel about you and all the progress you are making to change the overall lawlessness involved regarding guardianship abuse. The grief is overwhelming for me so much of the time, but you help bring me some minor hope where there was none. Thank you because I feel less lonely now.