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Los Angeles Adult Protective Services Refuses to Accept Reports of Conservator Abuse

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…..


Elder abuse in residential care: Isolation at Villa Fontana in San Jose, CA

Gisela Riordan’s eighty-fourth birthday was April 27.  To celebrate the day, she was allowed a one-hour supervised visit with her son, Marcus Riordan.  

Gisela was not convicted of a crime.  She was not in prison.  Gisela lives at Villa Fontana, a residential care facility in San Jose, CA. 

Villa Fontana allowed Gisela allowed only three visits with Marcus in the past two years.  The previous visit a year ago lasted just a few minutes, Marcus said…..

Another horrific story of elder abuse at the hands of an abusive guardian….

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