Lynn A. Van Ells, RN

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I was not a patient of Ms.Van Ells, but rented a room from her in her home in January of 2003. Ms. Van Ells at that time told me that she was a nurse who operated out of her home (the Meadow Street business address is her home address) because she was too afraid to go outside. During my brief stay at Ms. Van Ells home, I saw her nearly every day. She had very peculiar rules about certain things (she was very firm on not renting to Koreans, for example), and every night had to have a male caretaker come and stay with her for reasons I never knew. She also had a strange fear of some kind about taking out the garbage, and she never did - bags and bags of trash would be piled up in her garage until one of her caretakers would dispose of them. While I was a tenant in her home, Ms. Van Ells tried to get me to sign a document which she told me, and I believed, was a month to month lease for renting from her. However, when I found an apartment and notified her that I was going to moved, she subsequently tried to enforce it as a six-month lease. When I told her that was not what was agreed upon nor what I signed to, she pulled a knife out of her kitchen drawer and threatened to kill me. I had rented from her having come immediately out of an abusive relationship, and perhaps should have been more aware of signing a home-made, one page lease (which was what she had me sign), However, when I told her I was moving she became so irrational that I actually had to call the police (I still have the report). Their suggestion was to get out of her house as soon as possible and preferably when she was not home. (This proved difficult since she was often afraid to leave the house.) On the night I planned to leave, I asked her for my $350.00 security deposit back and she flatly refused to give it to me, saying if I tried to leave she would damage the tires on my car. She warned me about falling asleep in my rented room, because, as a nurse, she knew how to "kill people quietly." This was actually said to me in front of her caretaker. She also said that my abuser from my previous relationship had "done the right' thing in physically attacking me. I became so afraid of staying at her home that I actually left there in the dead of night with the help of a friend. She refused to give me my $350.00 security deposit back, and to this day she still owes it to me. I considered taking her to small claims court after I left, but because of her abusive personality and physical threats against me, I was afraid she would find where I lived and carry them out. Ironically, several years later, I actually ran into Ms. Van Ells coming out of a doctor's office and, though I looked almost exactly the same as I did when I rented from her, she did not recognize me (or at least pretended not to). It is only now, long after I've moved on and healed from the experience, that I feel I can write down my impression of Ms. Van Ells in the hope that it will help someone else. I was never a a patient of hers and have no idea what she's like as a medical professional, but my experience in dealing with her in a business and personal manner as a renter in her house back in 2003 was nothing short of horrific.

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I was not a patient of Ms.Van Ells, but rented a room from her in her home in January of 2003. Ms. Van Ells at that time told me that she was a nurse who operated out of her home (the Meadow Street business address is her home address) because she was too afraid to go outside. During my brief stay at Ms. Van Ells home, I saw her nearly every day. She had very peculiar rules about certain things (she was very firm on not renting to Koreans, for example), and every night had to have a male caretaker come and stay with her for reasons I never knew. She also had a strange fear of some kind about taking out the garbage, and she never did - bags and bags of trash would be piled up in her garage until one of her caretakers would dispose of them. While I was a tenant in her home, Ms. Van Ells tried to get me to sign a document which she told me, and I believed, was a month to month lease for renting from her. However, when I found an apartment and notified her that I was going to moved, she subsequently tried to enforce it as a six-month lease. When I told her that was not what was agreed upon nor what I signed to, she pulled a knife out of her kitchen drawer and threatened to kill me. I had rented from her having come immediately out of an abusive relationship, and perhaps should have been more aware of signing a home-made, one page lease (which was what she had me sign), However, when I told her I was moving she became so irrational that I actually had to call the police (I still have the report). Their suggestion was to get out of her house as soon as possible and preferably when she was not home. (This proved difficult since she was often afraid to leave the house.) On the night I planned to leave, I asked her for my $350.00 security deposit back and she flatly refused to give it to me, saying if I tried to leave she would damage the tires on my car. She warned me about falling asleep in my rented room, because, as a nurse, she knew how to "kill people quietly." This was actually said to me in front of her caretaker. She also said that my abuser from my previous relationship had "done the right' thing in physically attacking me. I became so afraid of staying at her home that I actually left there in the dead of night with the help of a friend. She refused to give me my $350.00 security deposit back, and to this day she still owes it to me. I considered taking her to small claims court after I left, but because of her abusive personality and physical threats against me, I was afraid she would find where I lived and carry them out. Ironically, several years later, I actually ran into Ms. Van Ells coming out of a doctor's office and, though I looked almost exactly the same as I did when I rented from her, she did not recognize me (or at least pretended not to). It is only now, long after I've moved on and healed from the experience, that I feel I can write down my impression of Ms. Van Ells in the hope that it will help someone else. I was never a a patient of hers and have no idea what she's like as a medical professional, but my experience in dealing with her in a business and personal manner as a renter in her house back in 2003 was nothing short of horrific.

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