From FB: Abusive Guardianship cost elderly couple $376k for 6 months; children banned from seeing parents

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abusive guardianships in Detroit continue.

$376k for the guardianship.

Caring Hearts charges $46k for being guardian for 6 months. Owned by Katherine Kirk–Kirk writes thousands of dollars in checks, uses her husband as a lawyer, Robert Kirk.

Put up fence to block relative/children from seeing step mom and dad and charged estate $13,000 for a simple fence.

Probate lawyer charges $67k in legal fees

Judge Katherine George did this.

Attorney General intervened, noted the self dealing, but how did this happen in the first place?  Where was the AG when Caring Heart took guardianship

Called the home a “house of horrors”.  Guardian was harsh, made the elderly couple take cold showers alleged by family.

Barbara suffered a stroke and passed away.

Reporter admits many families fighting abusive gships in Michigan.

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From FB: Nursing homes can’t handle sick people? Gov. C just figured that out

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You know, I bet over and over Gov. C of NY has been told that nursing homes are horrible dangerous places that just kill people by neglect and often abuse.  Why do we have them?  I have no idea other than to allow the wealthy to soak up govt medicare/medicaid and state health care funds.

Notice how this NY Post article is careful to avoid even a mere whiff of mentioning the dangerous abusive care in most nursing homes.

https://nypost.com/2020/05/10/cuomos-nursing-home-reversal-is-too-little-too-late-goodwin/?utm_source=twitter_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site+buttons&utm_campaign=site+buttons&fbclid=IwAR23vMARkKzt-zYTzgdCODNhsLjkWzZeoWoraSwVHQ1wZM-vbRdgLLn8UAs

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MICHAEL GOODWIN

Cuomo’s nursing home reversal is too little, too late for those now dead: Goodwin

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From FB: Central Illinois nursing home besiged by CV-19

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Nursing home reports 28 residents and five staff test positive for COVID-19

Nursing home reports 28 residents and five staff test positive for COVID-19

CORONAVIRUS

CLIFTON, Ill. (WCIA) — An Iroquois County nursing center confirmed Friday over two dozen residents and several staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

Molly Gaus, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for Ascension Living — which owns the Merkle-Knipprath nursing center in Clifton — said in an emailed statement Friday they proactively conducted testing for the virus out of an abundance of caution, to ensure the safety of their staff and residents.

According to the Merkle-Knipprath representative, 28 nursing center residents and five staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

“The health and safety of our residents and associates continues to be our first priority,” Gaus said. “Every action and measure we put in place reflects our commitment…

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Thousands of nursing home deaths (over 10k in NY alone) show the dirty and dangerous conditions of US nursing homes

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Who is going to help these people?  Where is the outcry?

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/brooklyn-nursing-home-ravaged-55-deaths-most-new-york-during-n1188311

Brooklyn nursing home ravaged by 55 deaths, most in New York during pandemic

“We are doing it alone,” the facility’s CEO says, praising staff efforts in the face of shortages and lack of support during the coronavirus outbreak.

By Ron Allen

“Right here, we are doing it alone,” Cobble Hill Health Center CEO Donny Tuchman shouted Monday to cheering neighbors outside the nursing home in Brooklyn, New York. “These people right here,” he said, pointing to the line of the health care staff members in full protective gear who’d walked out of the facility to accept the applause.

It had been yet another challenging day at Cobble Hill. A report by the New York State Health Department listed 55 deaths presumably caused by…

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CV19 Thing you should know–cook county law library offering free Lexis

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I haven’t tried this, but on the Cook County Law Library website it is showing:

Law Library Remote Reference Services
If you need legal research assistance, reference librarians are still available to serve you. Please e-mail your inquiry to law.lawlibrary@cookcountyil.gov or call 312.603.5423 and leave a message for the reference desk
Temporary Remote Lexis Access
For a limited time, CCLL patrons are able to receive remote access to the Lexis legal research database. Go to https://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/pa-access.page to create a user account that is good for 30 days or until May 31st, whichever comes first.

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Things you need to know: Comcast announces min. service plan of $14.95 per mo. for those that cannot pay their bill.

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If your service has been interrupted for non payment, if you still don’t pay your bill by 5/3/19, you will be transferred to their “Assistance Program” and you will be allowed to pay only $14.95 per month until “further announcement”. Speeds will be minimal at 25/3 Mbps, but for many this will be a life saver.

Once the program is ended, you will be responsible for all past due balances.

They promise reconnection in about an hour, and I assume that’s once you fork over the min. $14.95 for the month.

I don’t know why they aren’t offering payment plans, but what ever.   I hope this really helps many people out there.

And for all those small businesses out there that got their stimulus loans bounced for big business, I hope they return all those millions so the true mom and pop businesses out there can get some relief.  I…

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Comcast is providing free wifi service through its wifi locations

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If you live near a Comast wifi node or location, Comacast has announced you can access its wifi for free.  This offer is for the public as well as existing customers.

But don’t forget to use an encryption app or program to receive and transmit this signal.  Otherwise it can be intercepted by others who can gain access to information transmitted as well as your computer.  Comcast does have an app for phones you can use to access the signal, as well as a PC app for your laptop or desktop computer.  Be sure to log in using the app or program so your data is protected.

They also announced a basic reduced price program for the indigent.  However, you must be a new customer or a customer without internet access for at least 90 days prior to application.  The procedure for signing up is automated.  I don’t know what…

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