FOR RELEASE March 23, 2011Contact: Karen “Kind Essence” Thompson: 856-287-7070 firstname.lastname@example.org
Phoebe Jones, Every Mother is a Working Mother Network, 215-848-1120 email@example.com
Forced to stay in a nursing home by a court-appointed guardian,
an 85 year old woman’s niece wins the right to bring her home.
Constance Clinton is heading home. After an eight month battle led by her niece and caregiver, Karen Thompson, to stop her being institutionalized in a nursing home for life – and the sale of her home to pay for it – a February 8 Orphans Court ruling reversed course, allowing Ms. Clinton to return to her Wynnefield home, once some repairs were made. Friends, family, neighbors and supporters all pitched in to clean, paint, and supplement the work done by contractors and electricians who donated some of their time in order to meet the deadline set by the court for the work to be done. On Friday March 18 they passed round one. The guardian came out to the home to inspect. The major repairs were done. Now he has given a deadline of March 31 to make the house move-in ready. With little choice for the family but to comply with this demand, see how you can help to make this happen and to stop the run-around.