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.