Family Protests Placing Elderly Woman In Assisted Living
“Justice! We want justice! Free our grandmother! We want to take care of her!”
About 16 protesters outside the Whitfield County Courthouse Monday afternoon shouted and held signs to call attention to what they said was an unfair decision that resulted in an elderly family member being moved against her will into an assisted living facility.
Pam Akins said her mother-in-law, who is an Alzheimer’s patient, and the mother-in-law’s husband had lived with her and her husband, Marty, since October in their Dalton home. The Akins said caregivers sat with the older couple during the day when family members weren’t at home to watch them. Then other family members decided the woman would be better off in a nursing home, Akins said.
According to Akins, Probate Judge Sheri Blevins granted rights to those family members who have since placed the woman in professional care. That decision is under appeal.
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Posted on April 8, 2013, in GUARDIANSHIP ABUSE and tagged Akins, Alzheimer's disease, Assisted living, Facilities, Health, Nursing home, Rachel Brown, Senior Health. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.