If there is no court order appointing a conservator for your father, your mother can take him home. If he's up to it, he can call a cab and go home.
However, we are troubled by your father's situation. El Centro Regional must have had some serious concerns about your father's condition to call social workers and the police.
Taking care of an elderly, bedridden patient is more than a full-time job. It may be too much for your mother.
A bed sore can be a serious malady. It can develop gangrene overnight and kill the patient.
We talked to Hilda Adame, patient omsbudsman at the county Public Administrator's office. She promised to check on his care at the hospital. Call her at 336-3985.
A TOXIC WASTE — Some more information on fees collected by dealers. There is a fee when you buy a battery. Batteries are also classified as a toxic waste because they contain acid.
When a dealer buys batteries he pays a core charge that is returned to the dealer when he returns the used battery to the supplier. If the customer does not bring in a battery, someone (the customer) is going to have to pay the core charge.
Similar charges have been charged on rebuilt alternators, starters, engines and other parts for years. Core charges for batteries started in the last 10 years. — Dealer, El Centro
SMOKING DOCTOR'S WIFE — I agree smoking can affect the health of employees and patients. I also am sure the doctor's wife was chagrined over having her sin aired publicly.
Are you aware the same woman has for 25 years actively worked against child abuse in this county?
The Children's Fair is the direct result of her efforts and the efforts of the county Child Abuse Prevention Council, now known as the Children and Parents Council.
The council works day in and day out to make things a little better in our corner of the world. — Her Friend, El Centro
Thank you for presenting another side.