Y'all must forgive me, but this story stirred me to the very essence of my being.
For years I worked with the elderly in the home environment and in facilities.
During those years at least 97% of the time I drove home with tears in my eyes.
Because I saw first hand and up close the cruelty of aging.
Physically, mentally, and socially.
During those years I seriously questioned everything I believed in.
My breaking point that made me call it quits was when I discovered my favorite patient ever, fought death just to see me everyday.
This man endured 2 years of awful pain, discomfort, and the indignities of a failing body just so I could come to baby and spoil him.
I was happy to see him hit the 100 year mark and I was glad to be able to tell him happy birthday. Three days later he died 15 minutes after my visit.
Most of the people I cared for were what I would call abandoned.
They lived in the home with family members but they were not part of the family.
It is a very lonely existance.
If any of you have the elderly living with you please be patient with them and pull them into the fold.
They can work a nerve and drive you completely mad and certifiable nutts, but that's part of being old.
What we have to remember is the tables have turned and we are now the responsible one and we need to make sure they are taken care of.
We also need to instill this into our children and our grandchildren.
What this woman did and the amount of time she was doing it is sad.
She made the FBI list and the everyone was too busy to see that something was wrong.
Even the FBI knew something was going on and they sat on their butts doing nothing.
Why didn't they question the family? Or question the woman herself?
I've yet to see a child that does not snoop when they visit their parents.
I do it all the time.
And when I find something amiss I take care of it without my mom knowing it.
Most of the time I get away with it. But sometimes I call her on the carpet and after getting blasted from all sides for snooping in her mail, I get the full story.
Years ago I made it a point to be on all of her bank accounts so I could access her accounts.
I make deposits and withdrawls at her request. I can also get a copy of her bank statement so I can see what is going on.
When I go through the mail, if I see something that I don't like I talk to her about it and when I leave the house I take the questionable letters with me and shread them myself.
Good question jrosina.
What can we do to nip this dispicable crime in the bud?
Who can we petition and get results?
We don't need more laws on the books. Anything less than life in prison and 100% reimbursment to the victims is unacceptable.
How is it the government can freeze the drug cartel's assets and take all of their stuff no matter what country the assets are in, yet when it comes to the working class American we are just S.O.L.??
What purpose does the elected officals serve if they are not willing to assist us when we ask for help?
If they are not willing to assist you right a wrong that's been done to you no matter how insignificant, then they serve no purpose.
There are a lot of very-very smart people here at Lottery Post. Do any of you have any ideas of what can be done to stop this horrible horrible trend and others like this?