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My grandmother, Daisy DePue, just wants to go home. It seems like a simple request, but Barn Hill Center, will not release her!
Daisy is an 84 year old woman who has always been very independent. She and her late husband built up a cleaning ...
My grandmother, Daisy DePue, just wants to go home. It seems like a simple request, but Barn Hill Center, will not release her!
Daisy is an 84 year old woman who has always been very independent. She and her late husband built up a cleaning business, and she worked well into her 70's. Bowling was a passion of hers and she traveled all over the country to compete in tournaments. She was very active in her church and was the church treasurer until early this year. Family is very important to her. Every year she hosted our family reunion because it was important to her for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren to get to know their extended family.
On February 28, 2013 she was admitted to the hospital for a low platelet count, and wounds that were infected on her legs. She was then transferred to Barn Hill for rehabilitation. Her son and daughter are the power of attorney. Daisy was told from the beginning that she needed to get stronger in order to come home. Her POA had decided to place her in Barn Hill but did not tell Daisy this was the plan. The medical team at Barn Hill states this is the norm to not tell the patient until they are used to being there. Barn Hill says that Daisy is incompetent yet has not been seen by her primary physician even though she has asked to see him. My mom who has been advocating for my Grandmother has now been banned from seeing her. She has fully recovered and is stronger than ever. All the time she kept asking "what is going on, why am I still here, I do everything myself". And she is competent. A few weeks ago the social worker took her to the poll so she could exercise her right to vote. She knew who was on the ballot, who she was voting for and why. At one point they tried to put her on a locked Alzheimer's unit. On this unit patients are not allowed to have their own tv. Daisy is a very big Mets fan and watches every game when it is on. When she refused to go see her "new" room, they medicated her so she would be more cooperative. They finally told her a few weeks ago that she cannot go home. They say she needs 24/7 care. She knows exactly what is going on, has stated she wants to revoke her Power of Attorney and has signed a revocation of power of attorney. She is entitled to be seen by her primary physician but Barn Hill has refused to do so. She does all of her personal care herself. The only thing the nursing staff does is bring her medications. Now Barn Hill has said that no one is allowed to visit her. They claim that we are upsetting her, but what is upsetting her is not being in control of her life. She feels betrayed by her children, imprisoned, and now she is being isolated.
Daisy DePue is being punished for speaking up, for advocating for herself. She has the right to visitors and to be seen by her personal physician. She wants to go home and we want to take her home.
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