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Feb 3, 2007 The Montclairion

Elder facility accused of abuse

OAKLAND -- Children of former residents at the Lakeside Park elder care facility near Lake Merritt have gone to court charging the facility's management with neglect, abuse and fraud against their family members with Alzheimer's or dementia. Full Story

August 9, 2009 San Francisco Chronicle

DEAD BY MISTAKE
Avoidable errors kept out of view

"Lost, stolen or ... never existed"

In November 2006, David Douma, 62, a nursing home executive from Michigan, suffered a broken neck when his taxi crashed on the way to San Francisco International Airport. Douma's spinal cord was intact, and doctors at San Francisco General Hospital thought he could make a complete recovery. Full Story

January 19, 2007 San Francisco Chronicle

OAKLAND
Dementia patients mistreated, suit says
Elder abuse, fraud alleged at rest home near Lake Merritt

An Oakland care home for Alzheimer's and dementia patients has been sued by the families of three former patients for alleged mistreatment.Lakeside Park, on Perkins Street near Lake Merritt, is "baiting-and-switching, and then culling-and-weeding" to ensure itself a "steady supply of clients, with a fat profit margin," said the suit filed Wednesday in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland. Full Story

March 9, 2007 Poor Magazine

HELLthcare at Kaiser Permanente

A man is denied access to health care from Kaiser after being told he has "six months to live."

'Kaiser killed me,' said William Fortson, a guest speaker at POOR magazines monthly Community Newsroom meeting.'Kaiser killed me.' Say what?? Is this the same Kaiser that has spent millions of dollars in a marketing campaign telling us how well they take care of us; the same Kaiser insurance my job supplies me with? Full Story

January 5, 2010 California Watch

REST HOME ACCUSED OF ABUSE IN DEATH OF GADFLY Hector Reyna was Oakland’s prototype of a political gadfly.

A man is denied access to health care from Kaiser after being told he has "six months to live."

Starting in the 1960s, the rangy, chain-smoking man with a cowboy hat was a candidate in literally dozens of local elections. He ran for the city council, the boards of BART, the AC Transit bus system, and the East Bay Regional Parks, the California Senate, U.S. Congress, and against every mayor of Oakland for 25 years, from Lionel Wilson to Ron Dellums. Full Story

July 24, 2010 Oakland Tribune

Oakland Oakland's Woman's Family Sues Assisted Living Home In San Leandro Tribune

OAKLAND — Eventually, Frances Graham was going to die. She was 81 years old. Alzheimer's disease had claimed her memories. She used her eyes to communicate. Her children knew it was a matter of time until she passed on. Full Story

Many nursing homes maximize their own profits at the expense of their highly vulnerable elderly and disabled residents.
National Senior Citizens Law Center
Many nursing homes maximize their own profits at the expense of their highly vulnerable elderly and disabled residents.
National Senior Citizens Law Center
Many nursing homes maximize their own profits at the expense of their highly vulnerable elderly and disabled residents.
National Senior Citizens Law Center
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