Stealing their future — My name is Stevie Slaughter, and my passion is elder care and their protection. After losing both parents at a younger age and also caring for an elderly neighbor, I was stunned at some of the unimaginable violations that are impacting this vulnerable community.
Our elderly generation is at great risk, and many are unaware. These risks are far-reaching and have an extensive impact on our older generation. My mother passed at a young age, and I was unaware of these issues. As my father’s Alzheimers progressed and I fought to keep him in his home with full-time care, he, unfortunately, became a victim.
My father was a vibrant, energetic, and extremely smart man. He was a software engineer and worked on communication code that is currently on some of our war submarines. Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s would change all of that.
Stealing Their Future
My father was a spiritual man, a devout Catholic, but he also dabbled in Scientology. As my father’s illness progressed, the Scientologists befriended him. He looked forward to their daily calls as he could not care for himself in his home. I had taken over my father’s finances and noticed a $6,000 charge to Scientology that resulted in boxes of books that sat outside unopened.