Uncle Jimmy: Elder Care or Elder Abuse (Paperback)
"I never seen that much blood in my life..." his former caregiver testified. Uncle Jimmy is an expos of social prejudices, questioning the role of legal, medical, and religious professionals' responsibilities to stand up to injustice. The author describes Uncle Jimmy's final days in the care of members of his church and nursing assistants, with little oversight. The caregivers were left generous gifts in his last will. Church leadership and members participated in meetings to write the will in the absence of Uncle Jimmy. A legal battle ensued after family members began to discover evidence of misconduct. This is a must-read for members of the legal, medical, and religious professions, particularly those involved in elder care. Indeed, anyone concerned about elder care should examine this case study.