Los Angeles Adult Protective Services Refuses to Accept Reports of Conservator Abuse
The elder abuse hotline runs round the clock in Los Angeles County. Twenty four hours a day, a social worker is available to take incoming complaints of abuse and neglect of elderly and dependent adults.
But not, apparently, if the abusing party is a conservator. During a call to APS last Thursday, a complaint was made that a local conservator was neglecting and medically abusing one of her wards in Pomona, California. The worker refused to accept the complaint, stating that APS does not take complaints of conservator abuse. The call was then transferred to the supervisor, Alejandro, who stated that the Welfare and Institutions Code blocks Adult Protective Services from following up on complaints of conservator abuse. Alejandro was unable to provide the relevant WIC and promised to call back after researching it. He did not…..
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Posted on June 27, 2012, in GUARDIANSHIP ABUSE and tagged Adult Protective Services, California, California Codes, Child abuse, Death panel, elder abuse, Human rights, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County California, Old age, Political corruption, Pomona California, prison, professional guardian, United States. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.