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The Ombudsman program is investigating a complaint that I have against a certain ALF Facility, where a friend of mine is living. The owner has found out this and making threats to call the police, if I come onto the property. I plan to go with some friends next time, that way when he decides to act inappropriately toward me, I can have some witnesses. I would like to continue to visit my friend without the fear that I will be arrested.

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Just a couple days ago. I called the bank to ask why they have not sent me a letter from them, stating what stipulations they were asking of me, in order of them accepting the POA. There has been no response from them, as of yet.
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You got the last laugh.
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...and not very well trained, informed or educated.
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I have run into this, where a bank would not accept my POA, DURABLE & ever kind I have untill I got a letter from a shrink to state I was MENTALLY OK~I saw to it that the person who subjected me to this was fired.
I received a letter of apology.
Only once that has happened to me. I am 69. The person who attempted to pull off this stuff was 20 years old.
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thank you for sharing that with me. However, one of the person's who owns the facility is a doctor, and owner which is who I'm having a problem with.
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How were the people fired, and what was the process you went through?
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Yes, I have run into this.
What happened was that the people who refused to accept my POA, medical, durable & every with way, were fired from the institution I went to. I did complain in a proper way, was apologized to &
now I have no problems at all with this issue.

Stick to what YOU know is right.
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Good point ECAmbassador, the ALF has the right to set behavior, noise, attire, smoking, and other parameters for the general welfare of ALL the residents in the facility. This would have been detailed in your friend's Rental Agreement. Perhaps we do not have enough information as to why the original questioner had filed a complaint with the Ombudsman?
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If you haven't done this already I would advise the Ombudsman that your visitation has been restricted. A resident has a right to visitors and to refuse visitors. A POA doesn't necessarily guarantee your access to the building. To avoid unintended consequences of disrupting other residents or having the facility file a restraining order, I would see if the Ombudsman can help with an amicable resolution.
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If you are the POA, and it is in effect now then you should have access to this person. The facility should have a copy of the POA on file. you did the right thing by speaking with the ombudsman.
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Do you have an iPhone? You can video him harassing you... if you think you need proof!
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Retaliation while being investigated -- pretty sure that is not allowed under some state law, I would go to the Ombudsman program, the very same person or place where you filed your complaint, and file another complaint. BE SURE you have documentation of how the ALF behaved or exactly what they said, perhaps ask them "I don't understand why you won't let me visit my friend, and I do have their POA, can you please provide me your answer IN WRITING so that there is no misunderstanding? " make sure that person signs their name & position in ALF. then when you get their note that you are not allowed to visit, you have PROOF that can be used against them. Anything else is "he said - she said" territory. Unless you have a bunch of disinterested witnesses (NOT your friends )?
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Go right back to the same person you made the first complaint to (ombudsman), and let them know whats going on. This is terrible, the place needs to be shut down! Knowing you have a complaint against them, they should not be treating you this way! What was the 1st complaint about? Your friend is depending on you, don't be bullied!
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Let him call the police! As long as you have a notarized POA you have every right to act in place of the person for whom you hold POA.
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Rather than just bringing a bunch of people with you.

I would gather up all documents that you have that states that you are your friends' legal Durable Power of Attorney, and bring to them to the local or county Sherriffs' Department and request that they escort you into the building to see your friend.
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Wish I had the answer talk to Pam Stegma she is an ombudsman
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