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153 E 87th ST. Apt. 10A
New York, N. Y. 10128
Dr. Berman, Medical Director, GuildNet Appeals Department,
As you know on 7/23/09 and 7/24/09, a LPN was to assess my mother, Mildred
Hines , behavior overnight. The LPN arrived at 8PM, Thursday night to assess mothers
behavior and left at 8AM. I too was present in my mothers apartment overnight. The baby
monitor was on and I too was aware of mothers activity during the course of the night;
which was to use the bathroom and return to bed. On Friday, I received a call from Alethea
Petri, Appeals Department, who informed me, to better assess mothers activity overnight by
the LPN, it is advisable that I go home and not stay overnight in mothers apartment. I was
in agreement. I returned to mothers apartment, Friday evening after work to await the arrival
of the LPN......Dr. Berman, the LPN never arrived on Friday evening. I remained with my
mother overnight as I have done for the past year. On Monday evening, at 4:50PM, Alethea
Petri called to inform me that based upon the report filed by the LPN my mother was
acting irrational and attempted to harm herself and the LPN by removing the barricade to
the terrace and should be brought to Mt Sinai Hospital immediately for Psych evaluation.
Naturally I was in a state of shock, because what evidence was this based on and
in fact this NEVER HAPPENED. I hope this is not the route that GuildNet Appeal Depart-
ment uses to obtain vital statistics; FILE FAISE CLAIMS. GuildNet has a mission to serve
the elderly, blind or visually impaired and who may have additional disabilities acheive lives
of dignity in a secured enviornment, not to take advantage of the elderly. As a result of this
fabrication, my mother, 88y/o, has suffered unnecessary mental and potential physical
injury by being takened from the comfort of her home and placed on a Psychiatric Unit
at Mt Sinai Hospital, with limited freedom, mobility, stimulating interaction, isolation
and exposed to patients with Psychological disorders. An extensive Psychological work-up
has been conducted, completed and my mother found not to be a danger to self or staff, is
ready for discharge and now GuildNet has removed themselves from providing the services
that was implemented for the past 2 years.
I have many questions that GuildNet has to account for. I, Beryl Parchment, am my
mothers Caregiver and Advocate. I am an Oncological Nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering
Cancer Center for 32 yrs in Bone Marrow Transplantation with excellent assessment skills,
impecable track record for Professional care and a patient Advocate. If my mother was in
immediate danger to self or staff on Thursday or Friday night, why was there a lapse of
notification, 72hrs plus, in contacting me? If I had observed my mother or any person
acting irrational, agitated and suicidal, I would never hesitate in getting my mother the
Medical care that is needed STAT. When was GuildNet notified of the occurrence and what
protocol were taken to provide a secure, safe environment for my mother at that time? Dr.
Berman, I am requesting that you launch a full investigation of these allegations because a
grave injustice has occurred to my mother and myself; Civil Rights violation by falsifying vital
statistics and Defamation of Character. Alethea Petri, filed a false claim and I want these
records to be reviewed. Your consideration and cooperation is appreciated at this time. I have
contacted outside Agencies to also conduct an independent review of GuildNet's practice.
cc: 7 ON YOUR SIDE/Eyewitness News, Rev. Al Sharpton, Mayors Office/HRA Home Care
Complaint Department, New York State Department of Health, Senator Charles Schumer,
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, NY1 News
What is my mothers legal rights here?
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