Anonymous
map-marker Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island DEA Protective Services is a JOKE

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More often, the Rhode Island DEA protective services puts elderly citizens of Rhode Island in harms way. The culprits are Mary Ann Ciano and Karen Corriea. They names are well known to elderly affairs attorneys, ACLU and the Disability law offices. Together with Tri-town and The Alliance for Better Long Term Care, they have put MORE elderly citizens in harms way. This includes placing them in over crowded dementia wards where they are verbally, mentally and physically abused. The Elderly continue to cycle in and out of the DEA protective Services system and are denied access to family members and respective agents with Power of Attorneys. The DEA protective services of Rhode Island have no governing body, none. The office of the Governor (currently Gina Raimondo) completely ignores the illegal actions taken by this agency.
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  • Rogue agency that puts elderly citizens in harms way
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Anonymous
map-marker Melbourne, Victoria

Response to comment Department of Elderly Affairs RI and Westerly Hospital Anna Pelchat et al.

We really feel for you! The name of the social worker is Anna Pelchat of Westerly Hospital in Rhode Island. We are forwarding you our contact information for additional investigative support. We are watch dog group that fields complaints, mainly in New England, of egregious violations from hospitals and agencies such as the DEA - Department of Elderly Affairs in Cranston Rhode Island. We are very familiar with Mary Cianto and Karen Corriea, who do nothing but instigate some false investigative proceedings against family members all the while placing their loved ones in a "black hole," hidden from view. They need to be stopped and exposed for the callous, wasteful agencies they are. In addition, your Governor Raimondo and her administration will cover up this and not respond because her reputation is on the line due to the fact that she appointed a failed politician and labor administrator Charles J. Fogarty to be Director of the Department of Elderly Affairs. Unfortunately, nothing will change in Rhode Island regards to this department and more and more elderly will fall into that "black hole." Their methods are worse than water boarding. They will try to influence the elder person that they should go into assisted living, nursing home, wherever and convince them that their family members were responsible for putting them there. Then, they will make up stories, and falsify admission records to keep the elderly person hidden away, with them as the only contact. They have done this more often than not. There are case loads of family members where their durable power of attorney was challenged. This is the America we live in. So, it is up to all of us to stand up against the tyranny that is these private hospitals and the administrators and agencies such as the Department of Elderly Affairs and expose all them by naming names and actively participating in a campaign to stop them. We are with you!
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Rhode Island Chapter Health Care Power of Attorney specifies the following for people like Karen B. Correia (nee Chabot), Mary Ann Ciano and Ann Pelchat that messes with any existing Power of Attorney. You AND everyone else can sue them.

(b) Any person who willfully conceals, cancels, defaces, or obliterates the durable power of attorney of another absent the declarant's consent or direction or who falsifies or forges a revocation of the durable power of attorney of another shall be imprisoned for no less than six (6) months but no more than one year, or shall be fined not less than two thousand dollars ($2,000) but no more than five thousand dollars ($5,000).

Anonymous
map-marker Melbourne, Victoria

Karen Correia Department of Elderly Affairs is bad news!

Karen Correia of the DEA RI is as bad as they come. She has zero moral compass and does not care what the family or the elderly folks go through. She has put a lot of old people in nursing homes against their will. This included my aunt who wanted to live on her own. My brother had Power of Attorney and was taking care of her. My aunt even stated that my brother was very good and taking care of her nice, but this heartless person Karen Correia said no that she belonged in a nursing home and she could not be on her own. What the *** is this Nazi Germany? This person should be fired and the state of Rhode Island should find out why this is going on. I cannot believe this. I live in a different state and we never treat our elderly folks this way! It is shameful and Karen Corriea should be ashamed of yourself!!!!
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Wow, didn't know this wicked witch is know in your neck of the woods. She messed up my family.

She took my dad away when he didn't want to go into a home. He complained about his son, but nothing happened. He later apologized but Karen Correia still put him in a nursing home. That Alliance for Better Long Term Care is a joke too.

They use some phony baloney attorney to get Guardianship and then took my dad's money.

He had over $100000 and not has almost $3000, so pathetic! They will get there in the end as God is my witness.

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Rhode Island Chapter Health Care Power of Attorney specifies the following for people like Karen B. Correia (nee Chabot) that messes with any existing Power of Attorney. You AND everyone else can sue her.

(b) Any person who willfully conceals, cancels, defaces, or obliterates the durable power of attorney of another absent the declarant's consent or direction or who falsifies or forges a revocation of the durable power of attorney of another shall be imprisoned for no less than six (6) months but no more than one year, or shall be fined not less than two thousand dollars ($2,000) but no more than five thousand dollars ($5,000).

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Anonymous
map-marker Melbourne, Victoria

Department of Elderly Affairs Rhode Island

I am glad that some people are taking stand and not taking the nonsense that is the DEA of RI. You can't even get anyone on the phone. No one listens to families. They use words like "Protect" but they only "Harm." Their office is next to the state correctional facility, so that should say something, at least. Perhaps the prison environment have gone to their heads and they want to keep old people locked up. That seems to be the answer. Lock them all up. I am close to retirement and watching what my mother lose her independence and my brother who got so sick fighting with them, I am moving out of state. Good luck to all here wishing peace and happiness.
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Anonymous
map-marker Absecon, New Jersey

DEA RI - Department of Elderly Affairs Rhode Island OVERREACHES

I was speaking with an attorney yesterday who is familiar with elder law. He stated and I quote, "They do not get ALL the facts and over reach." He had experienced where this was very true. Families are near ruined with FALSE accusations because they FAIL to get all the facts. If this is you, please contact us through patientconsumeradvocate.net. We may be the NEW kid in town, but it is VERY APPARENT to us that Rhode Island is a TERRIBLY broken state, where there are NO apparent resources to take on the DEA and hospitals and other institutions that falsify medical records, lie and their ONLY solutions for elderly folks in this state is to place them ALL in a nursing home! This is no way to live!
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Little Rhody has a lot of problems. Just because Gina Raimondo is the first woman, la dee da, does not mean that anything will get fixed either.

All the agencies in Rhody are aweful. They get paid really well to do nothing. Fogarty was a failed politician and I heard grumblings that he is making no changes to the DEA. Then you have the elected officials and all they do is pass the buck.

I would keep bombarding them with emails and phone calls.

YouTube is great for getting the word out. Have your own show and call it the DEA: Detention for Elderly and Aged, the Department of Elderly Affairs imprisons the weak and voiceless.

Anonymous
map-marker Melbourne, Victoria

Department of Elderly Affairs Rhode Island

I don't understand how this place to exist. No one answers phones. Yeah, try them any time and see what I mean. I mean, don't take my word for it. Additionally, what the heck do they do anyways? I read there main job is to put old people in nursing homes. Is here a state where I can go where there is no elderly affairs? I mean, come one, who investigates them? You can't even get resources for anyone. I tried. I am a care giver. I support other older people, then why the heck would you tell us you could, dummies! First of, never trust any organization that can't pick up their own phone. Second, don't trust an organizations website because it is all a lie!
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Yea, the DEA sucks for sure. No one knows what they do but they sure try to make themselves feel important by putting old people in nursing homes whether they have alzheimer or not.

Anonymous
map-marker Melbourne, Victoria

Department of Elderly Affairs Rhode Island Karen Corriea

I have read a recent and troubling report of what this department does and my state that it is true. They do try to take away the POA authority and try to find some abuse allegation by speaking with the elderly on their own, without legal counsel. Doesn't anyone see this as wrong. They try to coerce the elderly to file a complaint or use another agency to speak the elderly person to try to find some abuse they could use to get the family members. If they cannot find any physical abuse, they will go for financial abuses. All they while they will keep stretching and keep the elderly person under their control. This is how they operate. This is what is happening in Rhode Island.
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