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Home cry

Antoinette Connell and Lisa King

Home cry

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A legal and financial tug-o-war is developing over an elderly man in a St John nursing home.
Clyde Adamson wants the management of New Dawn Senior Citizen and Nursing Home to release his brother Lawrence Adamson.
Operators of the facility say they will – as soon as Clyde’s $79 000 cheque for caring for the 88-year-old man clears the bank.
Lawrence was first placed in the institution back in 2011 by a sister who died months after and Clyde, who says he’s unhappy with the care at the home, insists he wants to move his brother. But his attempt to do so yesterday failed when the operators refused to hand him over even after police intervention.
He explained that on Thursday he handed over the cheque to settle an outstanding bill of more than $79 000. A letter from his attorney to the attorney for the home pointed out it was for “payment for residential care and incidental expenses incurred by Mr Lawrence Adamson for the period May 2012 to February 2014”.