Alarming Events at Well-known Nursing Home
This elder abuse has been going on for at least five years, but the problem is that the owners are very well connected and wealthy, and aren't afraid -- feeling that they can buy anything they want including a city official or even a judge if needed. They've kept other patients hostage for months refusing to release them. There is so much fear and people don't want to fight the system alone. When Janet came down with Covid, and needed oxygen, the physician prescribed it and that made the Director so angry she fired the doctor for not consulting her first! Then when Janet got the bill, she'd been charged for the oxygen she never received!
Another patient reportedly had a reaction to a medication and the Director (a person with no medical background and daughter of the owner) refused to acknowledge responsibility and said instead that the problem was that this person needed his leg amputated! When his wife tried to remove him they wouldn't release him and she had to show up with a group of friends to remove him by force. They then claimed that he couldn't leave until his bill was paid (which it had been) and fabricated another non-itemized bill for thousands of dollars. The wife paid it just to get her husband out of there before they did worse things to him. There are many stories like these and I would imaging there are few patients who have not had similar treatment. This requires a Federal Investigation because this is only the tip of the iceberg. People are afraid to talk because the owner rules with an iron fist and Cielito Lindo is his "golden egg laying goose."