Lanta Cross -- sixteen and at odds with a mother who keeps her under her thumb -- takes a part time job at Saint Catherine’s Elder Care where she meets and befriends an elderly lesbian resident, Gertrude Weiss. When Gertrude’s private journal goes missing, the abuse and harassment begin. Lanta and her mother must work as a team to save Gertrude’s life before it’s too late. Will there be time?
“Nathan, please, I haven’t done anything!” She called out, tears coming to her eyes, remembering how bad the last beating felt. He pulled off his belt, and she knew immediately this was going to be the implement of choice.
“Three….two…” She immediately stripped and laid across the bed.
The amount of financial abuse perpetrated against the elderly has grown to epidemic proportions. Because the elderly are the fastest-growing segment of our population, more and more victims and their families are reporting its occurrence.
A retired gentleman living in a retirement village in Australia wanted to have his new partner live with him in his villa. The operators of the village would not allowed his new partner to live with him. This book is about their struggle for her to join him so they could spend their twilight years together.
When ordinary people are faced with the unusual and the ugly, some repel, others attempt to set matters straight, while others choose to sting. A collection of short stories where the mundane and the extraordinary collide.
Families that hire caregivers or outside contractors such as home health aides or home companions to perform a variety of services may unknowingly be exposing themselves to a variety of risks that may not be covered through their homeowner's or general liability insurance policies.
This thought provoking ebook follows the life of Michelle, a senior who's favourite son has moved in with her after the death of her husband. Initially welcome, he becomes more controlling as time goes on.
Credit cards are freedom for some and insidious enslavement for many.Elderly folks get wiped out of their homes by bankers and plunged into minimum-payment hell all the time. But when others even less scrupulous enslave them to criminality, Joe has no choice, his motto is: give credit where it's due and penalties where they're over-due.