Foundation Aiding the Elderly is the most honest, ethical and helpful organization I have had the honor of knowing and working with. I met Carole Herman when I needed help with my father approximately twelve years ago . She went far beyond required boundaries to see that our problems were corrected. I highly recommend anyone having problems with nursing homes to contact this organization. I did some volunteer work for Carole and was amazed, during that time, at how efficient, friendly and helpful Carole and the staff are. They are always available and ready to give a helping hand!
My name is Rick Tobin and I am a seasoned emergency manager with substantial experience in testing medical and healthcare facilities of every kind, from three-bed mom and pop's to some of the country's largest hospital systems for the JCAHO/Commission and other state licensing authorities. I've also had substantial personal experiences with hospital care for myself and my family in the last twenty years.
I found the work of Foundation Aiding the Elderly as both ground breaking and essential to the continued oversight for the public's advocacy, often against powerful organizations that unduly influence government oversight authorities. It should come as no shock to anyone reading this that our healthcare system is faltering. In that state of chaos, it is essential that all of us have a champion who is not influenced by political whims. There simply are too few who can keep our loved ones and ourselves safe from the shortcuts and inefficiencies taken by some providers in the system...those who have profits as a priority, and not the concerns for healthy outcome for patients.
I have watched the workmanship and character of FATE for over twenty years. I have seen them seek out justice for families that were left in shambles by maniacal behavior of providers. Their efforts to clean up these iniquities pushes the entire system to improve and be on notice that felonious behavior can no longer be swept under the rug as a simple medical misadventure.
FATE's record certainly does not need my accolades, as they are beloved by thousands of families across the country and touted as 'best in class' for non-profits that perform above and beyond their mission. I have worked with hundreds of non-profits across the country during disasters, and served on boards of several non-profits, including at the national level. I can think of organizations who came anywhere near the service and tenacity of FATE in protecting those most vulnerable and defenseless.
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Carole Herman and FATE assisted me 13 years ago with my step-fathers sub-standard care received in a nursing home and at a hospital, always available to answer questions, provide support and appearing at approximately 6 various hearings regarding my mother's care and also my step-fathers care at various facilities. Both my parents suffer from Alzheimers disease. She has educated me on personal rights, how to obtain the best care for both parents and other families I have assisted. Most importantly, she has empowered me with her wisdom and compassion for elder care, and was inspirational to the program of care I provide at my own Residential Care Facility for the Elderly, Golden Moments Care Home, Inc. FATE and Carole Herman are my own personal angels, and angels to the families and elderly they serve. Honestly, knowing Carole Herman, and just knowing she is there assures me whenever there is an issue with elder abuse or neglect, I can contact her and she follows through to the end and beyond in assisting me and other families with contacting the authorities regarding elder abuse and neglect, additionally, providing these services at no charge to families. They have saved many lives and empowered many others with knowledge and fortitude to require that our vulnerable elderly population be treated with respect, dignity and care.
For thirty years The Foundation Aiding The Elderly F.A.T.E. has served over 4000 families dealing with elder abuse. F.A.T.E. takes NO Governent monies and solely survives on donations from the public. Please visit our web site at www.4fate.org.