Elder Abuse & Exploitation
Hundreds of Thousands of Elders Are Abused Each year
Two days after my father had passed away, we knew this new woman he had met was responsible.
It was later confirmed, he had toxic levels of a drug NOT prescribed that he had medical documentation
in all his records he was allergic to in his system.
We were told by the sheriffs office "this sort of thing happens everyday"
Don't think it can happen to you?
Well think again.
]f it can happen to my DAD, it can happen to you or your family!
A family trust changed three times from October 2013 to May 2014. Two days before he died, he reported she was lying and she had agreed to come off all his property. He had scheduled an appointment with his attorney in Daytona beach to make changes and get his finances in order.
She... no doubt panicked as you can read in the Home Health Record. He was dead in two days. Toxic levels of a drug NOT prescribed that he was highly ALLERGIC to in his body. His physician reported he would have never signed the death certificate had he known this drug was present in his body at any level.
This is a public health crisis and epidemic that no one wants to talk about. Embarrassed, ashamed, alone. How could this happen? My fathers is not unique and there are so many that are eerily similar. Read Danni’s story in our blog.
Well, its time to talk, Two days after his death, we went to the sheriff’s office.
So, Lets talk about it
According to US data, each year, hundreds of thousands of older persons are abused, neglected, and exploited. The elderly (or families) lose an estimated $2.6 billion annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation? My fathers estate was several million.
As the baby boomer population, the most successful generation to ever live, ages, they no doubt will become even more of a target for these abusers.
No one is immune to abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It occurs in every demographic and can happen to anyone— a family member, a neighbor, and as unbelievable as it may seem, even YOU or your loved ones. It is estimated that only about one in five of those crimes are ever discovered. A New York State study reported that of one report there were 44 more NOT reported. Even if it is reported, investigators have to investigate! Public Records request in Volusia County, Florida report Mary was interviewed over the telephone!
We are taking this opportunity to raise awareness of this social injustice and educate on ways to identify abuse and exploitation.
The final and ultimate goal is for perpetrators to be held accountable and JUSTICE!
If we can stop this from happening to just one family, then designing this site and publishing this book will not have been in vain.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" Edmund Burke.
REST ASSURED, WE ARE GOING TO DO SOMETHING!
"To sit back and do nothing is to cooperate with the oppressor" Jane Elliott.
Our mission, is to educate as many people as possible about this public health nightmare that no one wants to talk about. Coming soon in 2019 the STATshift Network… Stay tuned!
KNOW THE FACTS
KNOW HOW TO PROTECT YOUR LOVED ONES