Seeman, 57, of Berkeley acknowledged to police that he had put himself in an "awfully bad situation" while handling the financial affairs for his neighbor, Anne Nutting. Seeman told a Berkeley police detective that it was "clearly a mistake for me to stay as enmeshed with her as I did," authorities said.
Medical doctors ordering unnecessary lab tests, and allowing untrained, uncertified assistants to provide medical treatment to patients
Dentists performing unnecessary teeth extractions on both adults and children
Medical supply companies billing for equipment and products that were neither ordered nor delivered
Nursing homes allowing their patients to suffer from bedsores, malnutrition and dehydration
Nurse assistants physically abusing elderly and dependent adult patients who are entrusted to their care
In a separate piece, we make the argument that elder abuse, like any other crime, in most cases – some 70-90% of them, the culprit is an insider. Someone close to the vulnerable. We also make the case that while laws, regulations, and law enforcement agencies, such as the OCSD, OCDA and politicians, industry lobbyist (such as the AARP) and the various bureaucracies, such as California Adult Protective Services, California Department of Aging, California, California Long Term Ombudsmen, and on an on ad nausea may help, all are for the most part useless and do not provide the return for the tax Dollar. Let me clarify politicians, unions, lobbyists and bureaucracies are not the solution - they ARE the problem.
|The problem is the symbiotic relationship between politicians, unions, lobbyist and bureaucracies|
June 26, 2011