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Linda Kincaid Reports: Wildwood Canyon Villa imprisoned and isolated wealthy Alzheimer’s patient (Photos)

March 5, 2013
Elder abuse investigations at Wildwood Canyon Villa in Yucaipa, California continue to uncover heinous violations of state law and civil rights of residents. On February 25, 2012, Executive Director Lynnette Alvarado testified that she instructed Wildwood staff to prevent resident Jean Swope from seeing her family or calling her family for help.

Swope, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, was hidden at Wildwood against her will by a step-granddaughter. In June 2010, the step-granddaughter manipulated Swope into signing a new will and trust in favor of the step-family. The step-granddaughter testified that she instructed Wildwood to isolate Swope from her family to prevent family recovering Swope’s $1M estate.

Licensing regulations state that residents in residential care facilities have the right to leave the facility, have the right to visitors, and have the right to phone calls.

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Wildwood Canyon Villa imprisoned and isolated wealthy Alzheimer’s patient (Photos)

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