Wildwood Canyon Villa in Yucaipa, California isolated 86-year-old resident Jean Swope for fifteen months in 2010 and 2011, according to court records. In September 2011, the court issued a restraining order against unlawful isolation.
Executive Director Lynnette Alvarado returned to her policy of isolation in March 2012. In May 2012, Alvarado was deposed concerning elder abuse at Wildwood.
September 27, 2010: Department of Social Services cited Wildwood for violating Swope’s right to visitation.
September 28, 2010 Tenant Services Notes: "The executive director stated that [Swope’s] family [sister and nieces] are not allowed in the building until further notice."
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Wildwood Canyon Villa Director Admits Isolation and Elder Abuse of Resident