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A word of caution to other seniors

I moved into an assisted living facility in Fallbrook when it became necessary for more to have extra help. I have no complaint about the living accommodations and the nursing help. However, after a fall, I had to spend three days in the hospital and when I returned to the assisted living facility, all of my jewelry was missing from my room.

My jewelry box and all the drawers in my room had been rifled through. Missing were my wedding rings (which I had removed due to my hands being swollen), the jewelry that belonged to my recently deceased brother, my Fallbrook High School Class of 1951 ring (engraved with my name), and many other precious keepsakes of mine and my deceased husband’s.

Each piece was priceless and I cannot describe how I felt when they were gone.

I did report the incident, but nothing was done.

After the incident, I relocated to Idaho to be closer to my daughter.

It bothers me that I still have friends living there. I am afraid they are just as vulnerable and trusting as I was.

Whoever did this was very selfish, thoughtless, disrespectful and probably desperate, but I am very hurt.

Please take precautions to help seniors. At our age, we don’t have many things left besides our memories.

Mary Rivers

Weiser, Idaho


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