Since May 2001, The Amiel Institute has collected over 10,000
    first person accounts  from American families  whose elderly or de-
    pendent loved ones starved to death  without water in government
    regulated nursing homes.

           In every family's experience, a common theme has emerged:
    government protective services routinely refuse to intervene while
    loved ones die of slow starvation.  Families agree:...government
    looks the other way while patients starve to death because every
    person who dies is one less person to subsidize with dwindling
    social security funds.

     This issue is not a "choice to die" issue or a "right to die" issue
    for the terminally ill, it is an awareness issue--a moral issue about
    healthy patients  who are "forced to die".  Thousands of American
    families have asked to tell their loved one's story so that other
    Americans will be protected.

          If your loved one died in a nursing home, the Institute shares
    your loss, and invites you to tell your  story.  Your right to express
    your opinion and to describe your loved one's experience, is
    protected by law.

  Truth is the ultimate goal in all communication.

   Nearly fourty percent of families choose to keep their dependent
   or elderly loved ones at home instead of institutionalizing them.
   Our next reseserch project hightlights these courageous families.

  One man who lhas been completely paralyzed since he was 18,
   kept his mother at home until she died at the age of 92.  If he can
   do it anyone can.

   If your family has arranged for a loved one to remain at home, we
   invite you to participate in this exciting, new research by sending
   your own first person accounts.  Your courage and your love
   honor your  loved ones.

   Your stories will provide guidelines for others who would like to
   keep their loved ones at home, but do not yet know how to begin.
   Your experience will help other families who want to become active
   participants in their own lives and in the lives of their loved ones.

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