Daughter tried to get round-the-clock dementia care for mom who wandered off, froze to death in Bronx
Added 02-18-20 02:13:02pm EST - “The disappearance that ended in Genovera Madera's death was not the first time she had left home and got lost, her daughter Sue Veizaga said Tuesday.” - Nydailynews.com
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The devoted daughter of a Bronx woman whose dementia ended with her wandering off and freezing to death said she had been begging her mother’s insurance company for months to provide round-the-clock care.
The disappearance that ended in 73-year-old Genovera Madera’s death was not the first time she had left home and got lost, her daughter Sue Veizaga said Tuesday.
“I’m devastated," Veizaga said. "I hope that no one goes through this just because of medical insurance. I took care of her as much as I could.”
On the first accidental trip from her Mt. Hope building, Madera made her way to Harlem last summer but returned home safely though shaken.
Ever since, Veizaga grew more and more concerned about her mother’s condition and had been asking her mom’s health insurance provider, Centers Plan for Health Living, for an around-the-clock home health aide to no avail, the daughter said.
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