Which attorney stated that Marilyn had not seen a physician for eight months, while not being forthcoming about WHICH eight months, implying that it was the eight months before she was taken from her home?It is a real eye-opening experience to read all these blogs from people who have either no idea about the facts of this case or who choose to distort them. Bottom line, Marilyn received excellent medical care both in Washington D.C and Greenwich Ct. She resided in one of the foremost assisted living facilities in the country at The Greens. She is frail, uses a walker and among her aliments suffers from dementia, diabetes, and needs 24/7 care. Her new home at another assisted living facility in Michigan, while not the same quality of The Greens, provides the care available at an assisted living facility. She did not and could not receive this level of care from the caregiver in her home. If bloggers ignored the drama about the court system and focus on Marilyn's care, the negative comments should end.
You said, " Bottom line, Marilyn received excellent medical care both in Washington D.C and Greenwich Ct. She resided in one of the foremost assisted living facilities in the country at The Greens."
You apparently are impressed with "foremost facilities."
If Marilyn was housed in the Taj Mahal with 30 servants, and 60 physicians, and she DIDN'T want to BE there, no meddling offspring or anyone else has the authority to keep her there. It was only through the collaboration with those with an "interest" that it was done. Also, the reason she is in an assisted living facility in Michigan hasn't escaped the attention of the electorate in CT.(and in other states) which is watching.
You said, " She did not and could not receive this level of care from the caregiver in her home."
Point is, who gets to decide what "level" of care is REQUIRED for her to live and be happy?
(remember life, liberty and the PURSUIT of happiness???) It is not for the apologists for institutions to decide.
The only legitimate job of Gov't is to protect the individual person, their liberty, and their property. What happens in probate courts in CT. is not Constitution compliant.
If Marilyn wanted to live in her house in Michigan, with the family members she chose to have stay with her, and care for her according to HER wishes, then she had been transgressed when this was denied her.
"If bloggers ignored the drama about the court system and focus on Marilyn's care, the negative comments should end."
First, these are commentors, not bloggers.
Second, Yes, the dramas that happen in CT. probate courts are staged litigation schemes so in that sense could be termed tragic dramas.
Third, the very idea that a "system" which benefits monetarily should/could determine "best interests" is ludicrous.