KENNEWICK -- For two days, a Burbank woman has been waving a sign on the sidewalk along a busy Kennewick street, upset that she can't get her 85-year-old mother's medical records.
Tammy Lascheid is engaged in a one-woman protest of Emeritus at Canyon Lakes Manor off South Ely Street in Kennewick about the records and other issues.
Canyon Lakes Manor Executive Director Charlotte King said the senior living community is working to expedite Lascheid's access to her mother's medical records.
Lascheid, 53, spent Tuesday and Wednesday holding a sign reading "Canyon Lakes Granny Beware" in capital letters, and waving to passers-by on West 27th Avenue. She plans to return today.
On Tuesday, Kennewick police issued a trespass warning to Lascheid to stay off property run by Emeritus.
Lascheid said her mother, Mary Ninemire, was a resident of the Canyon Lakes Manor for six years before leaving the facility in late June.
Lascheid said she requested her mother's medical records earlier this month, but was told they had to be sent to Seattle and vetted by Canyon Lakes Manor's corporate office before they could be released. Lascheid, who said she has power of attorney for her mother's affairs, objected to the delay.
King said Lascheid should receive the medical records near the end of August, if not sooner.
"There's a procedure we have to go through," King said.
Lascheid said she will stop her protest when she gets the records.