Elder Rights Association

A grass-roots effort to promote and support the rights and liberty of elderly Americans
Help make The ER (Elder Rights) Amendment
the law of the land!

Help elderly Americans! Support the right of all citizens to appoint their own guardian/conservator in the fifty states and the District of Columbia! Poor states like Alabama rape, rob and steal from the elderly to maintain a corrupt, broken and injust elder care system.


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Contents

Please help raise awareness and promote health and care of all elderly Americans with the dignity and respect they deserve. All who seeks to shed a light upon the broken and corrupt elder care system are asked to support this site and project! Thank you!

    Introduction
    The Miracle of Prayer
    A Call to Action! Volunteer & promote the ER (Elder Rights) Amendment!
    Cyber Alarm: Report abuse and exploitation of the elderly
    La Faye S. Lynch Nursing Home Prisoner: How you can fight against exploitation of the elderly
    Love Mom: An expression of a son's love
    A Letter For My Dear Mother
    Save La Faye: A ballad about elder abuse and exploitation
    Stop Warehousing Elder Americans
    Alabama's Elder Care System Is Corrupt and Broken
    Court order violates rights of elderly!
    Elderly Care System Broken
    How You Can Help
    Take Action Now
    You Can Make A Difference
    Special Invitation To Visit Nursing Homes
    Is Investigation of MHA indicated?
    Alabama State Bar Is Good Buddy?
    Probate Courts Pose Greater Terrorist Threat
    Campaign to change prejudicial law in Alabama
    Amend Constitution: Warehousing of Elderly is Inhumane
    The Most Beautiful People Are Our Moms And Dads!
    The Elderly Civil Rights Movement
    Warehousing our elderly is inhumane
    Family Destroyed by Montgomery County Probate Court
    Proclamation Establishing ERA
    President Bush! Protect America's Elderly First!
    Family destroyed by ignorance and prejudice
    Nursing Homes Death Traps
    Terri Schiavo's case highlights injustice: A plea for help!
    Montgomery County Probate Court Judge Reese McKinney is a failure
    K9 PAW Designs Empower People!
    Broken Elder Care System National Problem
    Elder abuse involves court corruption
    Elderly are not property, not slaves!
    Elderly care system up in flames!
    Nursing homes specter of death and disease
    Rosa Parks taught us all to take a stand!
    Elderly are exploited by a corrupt system
    Special Campaign: Ditch Reese in 2006
    Elderly Woman Made Virtual Slave
    Cancer kills! Stop Smoking!
    I Love Alabama
    I Love Montgomery
    Elder Care Resources in Alabama
    Raise Awareness With Video
    What Is The Answer?
    Support ER (Elder Rights) Amendment
    Shame on Reese Mckinney Probate Judge of Montgomery County, Alabama
    In Memorium: The Last Will and Testament of La Faye S. Lynch Shredded in a Vial
    La Faye S. Lynch Memorial Gallery Proceeds from shredded Last Will and Testament art will be used to help raise awareness about exploitation of the elderly, people with dementia, incapacitated persons and people with mental retardation. Associated Links
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Cyber Alarm

Attention! Cyber Alarm has been established! Please visit the Cyber Alarm Forum where you may post notices of alleged abuse and exploitation of children, elderly, spouses and other people everywhere!

It is hoped that by bringing to light alleged abuse and exploitation together we may begin to bring an end to the inhumane treatment of all children, elderly, spouses and other people.

Cyber Alarm was established in honor of La Faye S. Lynch and Larry Lynch, two people who have been abused and exploited. You may read and learn about their stories below.

If you have a story about abuse and exploitation, please post a notice in the Cyber Alarm Forum. Thank you!

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Introduction

Established in honor of La Faye S. Lynch, widow of US Army officer Lt. Col. Leonard P. Lynch. Mrs. Lynch has been been victimized by the broken and corrupt elder care system in Alabama. She is currently warehoused like a prisoner in room #13 at Crowne nursing home, Montgomery, Alabama.

Love Mom

Master graphic artist and designer, Terry Lynch, has created this design entitled LOVE MOM to promote love, warmth and joy for Moms everywhere! Lynch, who produced this web site to fight for his mother's rights and freedom, believes that the best way to fight corruption and the exploitation of the elderly by the courts and warehousing institutions is with love, truth, beauty and enlightenment. Please help support this site and Lynch's struggle to raise awareness with regard to how our elderly parents and grandparents are being abused, exploited, warehoused and enslaved in Alabama and elsewhere around the nation. Thank you.

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The Virtues

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Luminescent Hearts

A series of StarBurst Heart designs entitiled The Virtues inspired by the values which La Faye S. Lynch endeavored to instill in her children and grandchildren have been created. Please support this web site and effort to fight for the rights of elderly Americans. You will find that The Virtues make wonderful gifts for children of all ages and provides a way you can promote family values to your loved ones.

A Letter for My Dear Mother

Dear Mom,

How can anyone understand or appreciate the tragedy of your current situation. Indeed, how can anyone understand the changes that have come as you have grown older? How can anyone understand what has been lost and all the love that has passed and been shared? It simply is not possible.

Certainly no effort to fight to preserve your dignity, freedom and quality of life would be righteous if one did not reveal the true nature of the loving person who has been so abused and exploited by a system which warehouses the elderly for its own selfish profit. Thus I have been inspired to relate those virtues which I believe best reflect qualities of your life. I have done this through art, creating a series of star burst heart designs which I have dedicated to you, my dear mother, who has given me life, taught me how to love, shown me God, truth, beauty and all the virtues of life which I have so reflected.

Perhaps if those who stumble upon this muse realize how full of love you are, how generous, caring, giving, of grace, faith, pride and joy, perhaps they will take to heart your present situation and realize that you should not be in your present situation, confined to a small concrete block room, among those who are slowly dying, locked away behind electric doors and an iron fence from family, taken from your home never to return, this done through the deception, greed and deceit of the court and those who have so warehoused you.

Thus I have attempted to express those qualities, those virtues which you life has so admirably expressed. Yet it is difficult to relate how you so embody these many qualities of adoration. All I can do is say that each is as a sparkling, a twinkling of light, a flash of bright light, a star burst, from one soul unto another. This is your spirit alive, a warm glow that has touched so many other lives. This is you, alive, full of virtue and love, quite a remarkable woman that feels and knows God, such that it is a crime to keep you shut away from society and life.

It is a tragedy, indeed, that in your golden years you should have been made a ward of the State of Alabama. Life is precious and life lived freely is most precious. I know you dreaded the very prospects of what has happened to you, your son having been taken from your side, your privacy being robbed through your being warehoused, your income being taken and administered by strangers without regard for your wishes and desires. What has happened to you should be illegal and a crime. But Alabama is living in the Dark Ages and its probate judges are like slave masters treating the elderly like property. I cannot see the truth and not reflect what I see. That is why I have spoken and endeavored to shine a light upon your situation. Perhaps it is God's way to bring forth change, that you must suffer so that other may see the light, may see the star bursts of virtue, and so move toward that light and those virtues in their own lives.

Thus I have labored to create StarBurst Hearts of beauty and light, these an expression of the love you have given to me, taught and shown to me since I was a child, that this love and those virtues so shown and shared may be given now to others. Their reflection upon the meaning of each most adorable quality may bring forth enlightenment and awareness and so bring each person's heart that warmth, that glow, that sense and knowing of love which you have given unto all your children and each heart that has been so dear to you.

These virtues are the most significant part of this tale; much of the rest of it is trash, simply garbage that may be thrown out. Thus I share the love, the virtue which has been your life, that others may know the angelic spirit who has been so wronged by all who sought to deny your wishes, to deny your freedom, to set you aside and do as they saw fit rather than as you so wished.

Few understand that the Golden Rule by which you lived was to do unto others as they wish to be done unto, not as others might wish done unto them. That is why you are not locked away and warehoused in a institution like so much baggage; that is why what has been done to you is so wrong, as it has been by the way other see God that you have been treated, not by the way you see God which is how you should have been treated.

Through this reflection and presentation of virtues I hope others may come to know that you are not property, you are not baggage, you are not an insignificant person, a number, just one of millions of forgotten elderly people; but rather, you are a dear mother who is much loved by her children and grandchildren, that there is no reason the State of Alabama should have taken power and control of your life from those who love you, no reason except for greed, for money, that the rich might get richer at your expense.

It is thus the virtue of generosity and wisdom that those who have wronged you lack and might most benefit from endeavoring to acquire. But it is more difficult for a rich man to get to Heaven than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle. Certainly those who have wronged you will find their way to the fires of Hades if their souls are not already burning and smoldering in those ashes. Yet I give unto them also these virtues that their redemption and atonement may be possible. For among those virtues which I learned from you was forgiveness, and thus I forgive all who have done you wrong and endeavor to show them the light and that virtues by which you have lived and touched the hearts and mind of so many, including your dearest, youngest son.

Thus are presented those most adorable qualities as best I might reflect them. Wrap these virtues all up and you have a mother who is a most remarkable person, one whose heart shines with light and love, one whose heart sparkles and bursts with star bursts of warmth and affection. This is the person whom I was so blessed and fortunate to have for a dear mother, who will always be "Mom" to me, and who I endeavor and struggle to liberate from that enslavement and oppression that has come to tarnish her life in these golden years slipping away.

I love you, Mom! Thank you for always being there when I needed you. Thank you for all your love and for the virtues which you have shown me. I promise to share them with others that that love we have shared and been a part of may continue to grow as be as the infinite love that is so much God's love.

Your son,
Terry
1 October, 2005

Save La Faye

A ballad in the tradition of Bob Dylan

They've locked me up, they've put me away
They've taken my family, they've taken my pay
Say I'm demented, Say I've no say
The judge my slave master, the jury put out!

Yeah I'm just an old lady, I'm just an old maid
Soon to be gone, soon to my grave --------------- (CHORUS)
Yet where one old lady is exploited and slave mastered
No freedom can be in this land of the brave and the free.

Save La Faye, Save La Faye, There's a squirrel in the works
Business as usual, they're all a bunch of crooks
The lawyers, the doctors, the bankers, the bookies
Betting you won't see the light while they steal away your life

CHORUS

Yeah they've locked me up in a concrete box
The dead and dying, the old, the rotting
They've warehoused me and robbed me blind
And say its justice and paid the piper

CHORUS

Now who is right, now who is wrong
All I want is freedom, all I want's my life's song
No candy bar judges, no chains and no locks
Let me out! Let me fly! Let me free be baby be

CHORUS

I'm just an old lady, demented you say
But not your slave, nor your cookie jar
Let me out, let me out, stop raping my soul
You'll burn in Hell that I know very well!

CHORUS

Yeah you're not my slave master, you're not my slave master
The wheels they will turn, the hammer will fall
Freedom will ring out all over this land
Rosa and Faye will see the light of day
-- Will show you the way!
-- Will show you the way!

CHORUS

Terry Lynch
25 Sept. 2005
For my dear mother, La Faye S. Lynch, who has been imprisoned and enslaved in Crowne nursing home in Montgomery, Alabama since the fall of 2003.

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Alabama's Elder Care System Is Corrupt and Broken


A symptom of a national crises in elder care.

Corruption, exploitation and injustice of Alabama's elder care and legal system are revealed with regard to events surrounding the health, care and welfare of La Faye S. Lynch, widow of US Army officer, Lt. Col. Leonard P. Lynch (deceased). Ms. Lynch has been victimized by Alabama's elder care and legal system which does not allow citizens to specify and designate who will be their guardian/conservator in event of their illness or incapacity. As a result the probate courts, lawyers and private, for profit, elder care institutions may raid estates and destroy families, a tragedy which threatens homes and property of the elderly more than does international terrorism!

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La Faye S. Lynch, widow of US Army Ret. Lt. Col. Leonard P. Lynch (deceased) has been victimized by the legal system of Alabama through the deceit, dishonesty and misconduct of corrupt lawyers.

Montgomery County Probate Judge Reese McKinney, Jr. appointed LuAn Long and Ed Parish as guardian/conservator for the elder Lynch in early December, 2003, as a result of a petition filed by her elder son, Carl Gregory Lynch, who lives out-of-state.

Terry Lynch, the youngest of three surviving sons, has alleged that his mother is being victimized by the system through the deceit, dishonesty and corruption of lawyers who were employed by Carl Gregory Lynch. Terry Lynch has filed a complaint with the Alabama State Bar against both Kathryn Dickey and LuAn Long and Parish with respect to their alleged misconduct.

Allegedly Carl Gregory Lynch kidnapped Lawrence C. Lynch, who has mental retardation, and took him to Lakewood, Colorado. Then Larry's trust fund at Regions Bank was raided and money taken.

Terry Lynch has started an on line campaign entitled "A Mother's Honor" to help educate and inform the citizens of Alabama with respect to the corruption which exist in the legal system. Terry Lynch says he will obey all Court orders related to his mother, and that he is doing this act of on line civil disobedience to restore his mother's honor.

Terry Lynch has also produced "Honor Thy Parents," an on line journal or blog, to report corruption he has found with respect to his mother's case. He says that LuAn Long and Parish have filed a frivolous claim against him in his mother's name, something she would never do in her right mind, that this represents a misrepresentation and continuation of the corruption which exist in the system.

Lynch says, "These lawyers who have been made guardian and conservator of my mother are ignorant! Their ignorance is causing them to act like fools! They do not have a complete knowledge of my mother's history. They have not even spoken with me, the person closest to my mother, to learn about her and to gain a complete knowledge of her situation and history. If they had any sense and were acting responsibly they would not blame me; they would not be filing a claim against me with respect to estate issues! They would do what I would had Judge Reese McKinney, Jr. made me guardian/conservator of my dear mother as she had directed. They would sue the tobacco companies who are directly responsible for the poor health of my mother who began smoking at an early age and whose health problem can be traced directly back to a long history of tobacco usage! My mother should receive millions of dollars in damages from the tobacco companies who are not only responsible for my mother's poor health, but are responsible for my father's poor health and his dying in my arms at such a young age! The foolishness and utter irresponsibility of these court appointed lawyers and the judges who appointed them untimately has hurt and harmed my dear mother and probably caused her to loss whatever compensation she could have obtained from the tobacco companies!"

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La Faye S. Lynch was diagnosed to have early signs of dementia in Nov., 2003. The day after this diagnoses, Carl Gregory Lynch and Sharon L. Crenson, allegedly abducted and kidnapped Mrs. Lynch's mentally retarded son, Lawrence C. Lynch, from his home and took him out of state, from Alabama to Colorado. Then Carl Gregory Lynch filed a fraudulent petition to have his youngest brother committed.

Terry Lynch says this resulted in his being dehumanized, humiliated and his constitutional rights being seriously abridged, that he may file a criminal complaint against all who were involved in this fiasco. Because psychiatrists could not find anything wrong with Terry Lynch, he was set free. Now he says he is the only one involved in this case who has been proven to be sane; that the same tests he passed should be given to his eldest brother and his niece to see if they have lost their minds, as that is the only logical conclusion he can reach after witnessing their hostility, lies and criminal behavior.

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Terry Lynch also hopes that other who are genuinely interested in elder care will support his effort to expose the corruption which exist in the Alabama legal system, especially as relates to dishonest and greedy lawyers who will do whatever their clients pay them to do, regardless of whether or not it violates their professional rules of conduct. Terry Lynch urges others who know of cases involving deceit and dishonesty among lawyers to speak up and file their own complaints with the Alabama State Bar.

Terry Lynch is also concerned as he says that the nursing home involved with his mother's care has failed in its responsibility. They broke promises and the agreement that they made and may have jeopardized his mother's life by not following up on care he arranged through private physicians. Also he says that open wounds in his mother's legs may have been infected with fly maggots when she was in the emergency room at Jackson Hospital in August, 2003. As Probate Judge Reese McKinney, Jr., knew about this and serves on the Board of Trustees of Jackson Hospital, he should have recused himself from his mother's hearing to determine who would be her guardian/conservator. Appointing lawyers was just one way of preventing a negligence or malpractice suit against those involved with his mother's care at Jackson Hospital. Plus these court appointed lawyers have never spoken to Terry Lynch, have never bothered to obtain from him her medical history and imtimate knowledge he has related to his mother's poor health that is the result of a long history of smoking cigarettes! The fact this was not done and action taken to obtain compensation from the tobacco companies is utterly irresponsible of these court appointed guardian/conservators.

Terry Lynch says that essentially by taking him out of the loop, those who testified against him at his mother's hearing were serving their own selfish interests, trying to avoid a future legal claim or seeking to profit from his elderly mother or brother who has mental retardation, taking power and control over their income and benefits. He says he was the person his mother nominated to be guardian/conservator as far back as 1995; that attempts to establish his eldest brother as his mother's attorney in fact and executor of her estate are illegal. By his mother not being represented by a family member who will hold others accountable, everyone who is dishonest, deceitful, negligent or otherwise fails to provide the best possible care for his mother gets off the hook scott-free.

If you are interested in supporting Terry Lynch's efforts to expose corruption in the Alabama legal and elderly care system, you may contact him via email at Honor Thy Parents. Lynch would like to know of other instances of where lawyers have been dishonest and deceitful, especially those who have been involved in his mother's case.

Court order violates rights of elderly!

From the desk of La Faye S. Lynch

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

Dear Sir:

Subject: Nullification of Appointment of Guardian/Conservator

This is to inform you that I hereby nullify the appointment by the Montgomery County Probate Judge Reese McKinney, Jr. of LuAn Long and Edward Parish as my guardian/conservator. This appointment was against my wishes and expressed desires as stated in directives I signed and notarized.

I hereby declare that I do not recognize the appointment of LuAn Long and Parish as valid or legal and that this is a violation of my rights as a citizen to determine my own fate; that this has violated my civil rights and resulted in my detainment in a nursing home against my will and expressed desire; that it has jeapordized my health, welfare and property which I gave to my youngest son, Terrence A. Lynch, to do with as he so desires.

I hereby defy the court’s order appointing LuAn Long and Edward Parish as my guardian/conservator and urge all family members, freinds and business associates to join with me in this action of civil disobedience and to respect my rights as a senior citizen to control my own affairs. I nominated my youngest son, Terrence A. Lynch, to be my guardian and conservator for the duration of my life and he is the only son that I have given authority to manage my affairs.

The appointment of LuAn Long and Parish as my guardian/conservator by Montgomery County Probate Judge Reese McKinney, Jr. was done not in my best interest but to permit and enable the exploitation and control of my income and benefits by lawyers and others who wish to empower themselve with my assets. This is an issue of who has power and control of my income, over $42,000.00 annually, plus my benefits and the income of my son, Lawrence C. Lynch, who has mental retardation and receives over $10,000.00 annually in income.

Actions by court appointed lawyers against my dearest son, Terrence A. Lynch, are proof that LuAn Long and Parish do not represent my best interests, desires or wishes. The actions by these lawyers is an example of this corruption and injustice which exists in the elderly care system in Alabama. I will not tolerate these lawyers attempting to destroy the life, love and good relationship I have always enjoyed and fostered with my youngest child. I hereby give notice to all parties that I have directed my youngest son to speak in my behalf and to continue to be a strong advocate for my health, welfare and rights.

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"I Don't Believe In Taxes!" TAL When questioned by LuAn Long at my mother's guardianship hearing as to how much taxes I paid, I purposely replied that, "I do not believe in paying taxes." Of course many people do not believe in paying taxes, but they still have to pay them anyway as the two things in life that are a certainty are death and paying taxes. This statement was made because I knew it would shock everyone and it was my way at spitefully refusing to answer questions I regarded as an invasion of privacy by a woman my mother said she dispised the first time she spoke to her on the telephone. Before I testified at the hearing, I had already been told by my attorney that the judge had probably made up his mine not to grant me guardianship of my mother given the recommendation of the lawyer which the court appointed to represent my mother. I also realized lies had been offered by others as evidence of fact to the court and great effort had been made to cause my defamation.. This included the lie that my mother's signature was not on some documents. In fact my mother's signature had changed due to her illness which can be confirmed by compairing notarized documents signed after her illness to those signed prior to her illness. Also by compairing the documents that were stated to not have her signature with other notarized documents signed during the same periot, it can be shown that lies were told by Greg. Also lies were told with regard to Larry's care, to imply that I had not taken proper and good care of my dear brother, Larry. My niece, Sharon and brother Greg, had kidnapped Larry, lying to Larry that he was somehow "in danger" from me. Plus a host of other lies related to my good character were told for the purpose of defamation. Hence I had resolved even before the hearing not to cooperate anymore than possible with what I concluded was a corrupt process. Hence when I said, "I don't believe in taxes," it was a slap in the fact of everyone involved in the exploitation of Larry and my mother! Anyone who wishes to know that I have spoken the truth just has to have an expert look at the documents my mother notarized and it can be proven lies were told at my mother's guardianship hearing. Given a judgement was based upon lies, that judgement has led to an injustice. I would hope the Probate Court judges would get wind of this and reconsider and rectify the injustice that was done by them.

The laws of Alabama are corrupt and the elderly care system is broken. My youngest son is the only person I trust to speak for me and to manage my affairs. Although the court may have ordered strangers to act as my guardian/conservator, these court appointed officials do not represent my true and expressed wishes and desires or what is in my best interest.

Rather, these reckless and greedy officials have taken power and control over my income, have raided my mentally retarded son's trust account, have failed to pay my bills, and have insulted my dignity and integrity by filing an outrageous claim against my youngest son, something I would NEVER do or deem as necessary. These court appointed officials have paid themselves hefty legal bills and have exploited me for their own selfish benefit. By all reasonable accounts these court appointed officials have raped and ravaged me by failing to recognize my desires and follow my declared directives. They have done a great injustice unto me!

I urge all whom are genuinely concerned about the elderly to support me in these regards. I am now confined to a nursing home where I will probably one day die, away from family and those whom I love. No one should be locked away like this when they have expressed a desire to be with family members. Please help by supporting the right of the elderly to determine their own fate.

In taking this action I appeal to all lawyers in Alabama and all advocates of elderly rights, to support me. I am seeking legal support of my actions that corrupt lawyers can not maintain control of my income and use it in ways that I have not nor ever would authorize. I also wish for my health care directives to be followed which attorneys appointed by the Montgomery County Probate Judge Reese McKinney, Jr. have not done. My rights as a citizen to control my own life have basically been taken away; I have been isolated from society; I have been exploited by lawyers and a corrupt elderly care system and no one seems to care! This is a travesty of justice and a failure of the judicial system in Alabama akin to the same injustice which for years kept blacks sitting at the back of buses, drinking from "colored only" water fountains and not able to register to vote.

All replies and support will be appreciated. If you would like to help me in any way, please send correspondence to me to me via email in care of my youngest son, Terrence A. Lynch. Thank you for your support and consideration.

Sincerely,
La Faye S. Lynch

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Elderly Care System Broken

The following letter has been released to media in Alabama for reprint:

SUBJECT: Alabama's elderly in jeopardy


Dear Editor:

The elderly care system in Alabama is broken. It is in a shambles, under funded to the extent that it must raid the estates of the elderly to maintain itself.

A person in Alabama cannot even designate via a Durable Power of Attorney who will be their guardian/conservator. The law allows only that "nominations" for guardian/conservator may be made, leaving it up to a probate court judge to order such appointments.

Thus a parent cannot designate a most trusted son or daughter to be their guardian/conservator. The result of this crazy law is that no one in Alabama has the power to determine their own fate should they become incapacitated. What is especially terrible is that most people, especially the elderly, do not know that the legal system is setup so as to deny them the power to determine their own fate.

This law needs to be changed because it means that nursing homes in collaboration with doctors and lawyers can essentially imprison the elderly in dilapidated institutions, over medicate them so they become like zombies, with no hope of ever going home.

This is exactly what happened to my dear mother. It is a sad state of affairs when the widow of a much decorated and honored U.S. Army officer cannot designate her own son as a guardian/conservator. Thus I curse those who sit in judgment of the elderly and deny them their rights and self determination. Who do you think you are, God?

In my mother's case she clearly directed what she wanted done should she become incapacitated. Yet in his infinite wisdom the candy bar judge of the probate court denied my mother's wishes and expressed directives. Has he been out in the Bible belt sun so long it has melted brain into a chocolate mush?

I will no longer live, work or pay taxes in a county and state which does not honor the wishes and desires of a woman who struggled, sacrificed and gave much of her life to provide a safe and secure home for her children; in a state where lawyers circle the elderly like white sharks and buzzards, seeking only money to fill their own coffers and support a decrepitly inadequate elderly care system.

Good riddance Alabama! You have lost another bright star due to the greed, corruption and deplorable conditions of your under funded elderly care system and prejudicial legal establishment which treats the elderly like non-persons. Apparently to be elderly in Alabama is worse than being black! Fortunately I found out about this soon enough to get out of Dodge!

Sincerely,
Terry Lynch
Date: 2 Sept. 2004

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How you can help

Please help in the effort to raise awareness and end corruption as it relates to the elder care system in Alabama and the nation. You can begin by making a donation and expressing you concerns for how the elderly are abuse and exploited via sounding the alarm.

Urge your local and state representatives to change the law in Alabama such that it permits everyone to appoint and designate who will be their guardian/conservator via a Durable Power of Attorney should they become disabled or incapacitated.

At present the law in Alabama gives final authority to probate judges to specify who will be one's guardian/conservator. This means that no one in Alabama has the God given right and freedom of choice to determine their own fate in this regard. No one in Alabama can select a most trusted son, daughter or even their own spouse to be their guardian/conservator. All you can do is "nominate" a person to be your guardian/conservator.

This law is unjust and it should be repealed and changed immediately! Everyone who reads this is urged to contact their state representatives to adopt a new law which permits a person to designate who will be their guardian/conservator and to forever take this power away from probate judges.

The reason this law needs to be changed is because Alabama elderly care system is under funded. So this law enables the courts to appoint non-relative lawyers to be guardians/conservators despite the fact you or I may designate a most trusted son, daughter, relative or other person to be our guardians/conservators. The way the law is in Alabama results in the rights of our elderly being taken away, such that non-family members, lawyers deeply engrossed in a corrupt system, who do not have any love for those they represent and are primarily only interested in money, come to determine the fate of our elderly.

The consequence of this system is that our elderly are institutionalized, literally imprisoned in elderly care facilities, separated from their family and loved ones, not by choice or necessity, but by a corrupt legal system and elderly care system which supports itself by raiding the estates of the elderly, taking away all their property, gaining control of all their money and/or benefits, to support their system.

The warehousing of our elderly simply is an atrocious act! The fact that probate judges are given the power to say who will be the guardian/conservator of our elderly is what enable the support of this corrupt, dehumanizing system. Every probate judge in Alabama and every elderly care system is part of a web of corruption which is exploiting our elderly. The process involves lawyers who portray themselves as representing the best interest of the elderly when truly they represent that system which robs the elderly of their rights, dignity, self respect and justice!

It is time that the way business in done in Alabama be changed, and that our elderly be set free by allowing them, black, white, everyone alike, to determine their own fate. What happens to us when we grow old should be determined not by a corrupt, under funded elderly care and legal system, but by our own self determination and personal declarations made through Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives or other legal instruments we author with the good advice of those lawyers we know and trust, not by probate judges or lawyers ad litem appointed by the court when we are too demented or incapacitated to exercise our will and denounce such misrepresentation.

TAL
16 Sept. 2004

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Everyone can make a difference! If you have a parent or grandparent in a nursing home I urge you to take a close and careful look at what is going on. How are they being treated? What rights have they had to give up? Who is administering their estate? What powers have been taken away from family members so that private companies may profit?

You can make a difference! Express your concerns to your local and state representatives. Do NOT expect or accept administrators of nursing home to serve your best interests. These are private, often for profit businesses. They make much of their money via raiding the estates of the elderly, taking their live long earnings, benefits and property to provide for their own operation and support, saying it is being used for elderly care. This is NOT how elderly care should be funded. This is legalized robbery of families and the elderly.

You can make a difference! Do not accept the status quo. Express your concerns to your local newspapers. Meet with friends and relatives and try to arrange alternative care for your elderly parent or grandparent. Moreover, support the reform of the elder care and legal system in Alabama and other state which warehouse the elderly.

You can make a difference! The following letters have been released to the media to express one persons concerns. You can do the same. If many people stand up and speak out for reform of the elder care system and the corruption in the legal system as it relates to raping and robbery of the estates of the elderly and their families, then change can begin to be made.

You can make a difference! Use these letters as an example. If you have other ideas or information regarding abuses in the elder care system of Alabama, please contact Terry Lynch.

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Special invitation to visit nursing homes


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Dear Editor:


I would like to extend a special invitation to readers to visit a nursing home and see how our elderly are being housed and treated.  Then ask yourself, "How would I like to be in this place?"
 
Many local nursing homes have security guards 24/7.  These guards are often stationed at the door, not to keep people out so much as to keep the elderly locked inside facilities which are often depressing, out dated, over crowded, under staffed and more like prisons than a place where anyone would want their parent or grandparent housed.
 
One of the oldest and most depressing nursing homes in the Montgomery area is Crowne Heath Care and Rehab.  This outdated concrete block facility on Upper Wetumpka Road is so noisy that the attending doctors medicate their patients to keep them from being depressed and complaining about the loud noise from which there is no escape.  Have you ever tried to sleep in a room with ceaseless loud alarms, clanging pots and pans, racketing gibberish echoing through the halls?  Well, this is what our elderly are expected to endure in such antiquated care facilities.
 
What is especially disturbing about such facilities is the complacency of the people who work there.  The administration and staff accept their environment and thus do nothing to improve conditions for the patients in their care.  They do not offer them ear muffs or plugs. They even rationalize and say, this is how it is, you must accept such matters as a loss of privacy, elevated noise levels, irregular sleep periods, lights left on twenty-four hours a day, etc., etc., etc.
 
Our elderly are being exploited by private nursing homes which operate on shoe string budgets and fail to make every effort possible to provide modern, improved facilities.  They stay in business by employing a system of judges and lawyers who raid the estates of the elderly, liquidate their property, put the money into trusts which is then used to pay for their deplorable operations.
 
Yes, I would like to invite everyone to visit a local nursing home.  See if this is a place you would like your parent or grandparent to stay until the day they die.  Moreover, see if this is a place YOU would ever want to be trapped, held under guard inside.  Indeed, many of the nursing homes in Montgomery and throughout Alabama are operated more like prisons than homes for helpless old men and women.  Quite frankly I think they should all be demolished, torn to the ground and that subsidized in home care with families and loved ones should replace the warehousing of our elderly.

Sincerely,
Terry Lynch

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Is investigation of MHA indicated?


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Dear Editor:

I am concerned that the Montgomery Housing Authority and/or members of the  MHA: Board of Commissioners may be involved in corrupt, illegal and/or questionable practices which may involve the stealing of property from elderly citizens who cannot stand up for their rights and speak out for themselves because of their mental and health issues.  I believe an investigation into how MHA operates, the legal wheeling and dealing that take place behind closed doors, is indicated.  This might be a project for the Advertiser or another independent press agency to undertake, or for the Attorney General's office.

It has come to my attention that the Vice Chair of MHA, LuAn Marshall Long is also involved with probate court issues which concern the administration of estates of elderly persons.  How can Ms. Long serve two masters; i.e., money and God?  I say this as the probate court acts like it is God, having the power to declare who will be one's guardian/conservator, this right having been taken away from the people.

It is a sign of corruption when lawyers assigned by the probate court also work for the Montgomery Housing Authority and are involved in initiating legal claims to acquire the estates of our elderly citizens who have dementia, Alzheimer's disease or other critical health issues.  Something is very wrong with the way the elderly care system in Alabama is being operated, funded and administrated by a nest of lawyers and judges who behave as buzzards circling the elderly like they are carrion road kills on the highways of Alabama.

Someone needs to investigate the manner in which estates of the elderly are being acquired by MHA through the dealings of probate court appointed lawyers.  The result of this collaborative action, whether legal or not, is that families are being destroyed, property is being stolen and judges and lawyers are getting rich.  I smell a skunk!

Sincerely,
Terry Lynch

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Alabama State Bar is Good Buddy Club


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Dear Editor:

The Alabama State Bar is nothing but a group of good buddies who often meet behind closed doors to represent criminals, drug addicts and sex offenders who swear under oath to tell the truth and turn around and lie through their teeth to spit God and country!

 
How can the Alabma State Bar possibly conduct an unprejudiced investigation of its own members who represnt criminals, drug addicts and sex offenders without conscience or morals?  It simply is not possible.
 
Fair and impartial investigations can only be done by independent groups and organizations.  When the Alabama State Bar investigates its own members who claim innocence on the grounds that they are only representing clients, regardless of the criminal nature and atrocious conduct which said unethical lawyers participate in and/or enable their clients to conduct, indicates that the legal system of Alabama is itself corrupt.
 
Of course this is nothing new and is business as usual.  My point is that people should be outraged and should speak out against the corruption which exists and is participated in by lawyers throughout Alabama; that the state should create a separate independent agency to investigate all allegations made against attorneys who make their living and establish their reputations defending criminals, drug addicts and sex offenders.
 
The Good Buddy Club which calls itself the Alabama State Bar can no more judge itself or its members than can a criminal who looks in the mirror and only sees the reflection of a saint.  The reason for this is that so many lawyers are so use to believing the lies that their guilty clients tell that they cannot see the lies their collegues tell -- and they are many and they are black as night!

Sincerely,
Terry Lynch

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Probate courts pose greater terrorist threat


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Dear Editor:

Which poses a greater threat to your home and property, international terrorists or the terrorism of the probate courts in Alabama?

For the majority of elderly in Alabama it is the probate courts which represent the greater threat to home and land security.

In Alabama no person can designate and declare who will be their guardian and conservator should they become incapacitated due to illness or disease associated with old age or other health related problems. This means that a probate court judge could assign a non-related, unknown, dishonest, corrupt attorney to administer your affairs, taking this right away from a most trusted family member which you have nominated to be your guardian/conservator.

Therefore the probate courts of Alabama are a greater threat to your home and land than are international terrorists! With a single order a candy bar probate court judge can destroy everything you have worked your whole life for, disrupting your family to a greater degree than international terrorist ever will.

It is a tragic situation that people in Alabama cannot specify and designate their own guardian/conservator; that this right has been given to the probate courts which often cannot tell a truth from a lie and are prone to making mistakes in judgment. Thus we all are subjected to a greater terrorist threat from the Alabama probate court than we are from terrorist in Iraq or Afghanistan.

The exception to this, of course, if for those military families who have loved ones who are bravely doing duty and making sacrifices in far away lands, risking their life to keep America free. However, these sacrifices could come to nothing if years later a probate court judge and corrupt legal system takes away everything your loved ones worked and sacrificed so much for and even gave his or her life for, not realizing that in Alabama the probate courts were a greater threat than terrorism.

The law in Alabama needs to be changed to rectify this situation. All citizens, especially the elderly, should rise up and speak out with respect to this great injustice and the terrorism of the probate courts in Alabama. Take back the power and the right to direct and control your own life. Demand that the law be changed to give every person a right to specify and designate their guardian/conservator. Only then will your home and land be more secure from the terrorism of the probate courts than it is from international terrorists!

Sincerely,
Terry Lynch

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Campaign to change prejudicial law in Alabama


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Dear Editor:  

For many years in Alabama black people had to drink out of separate water fountains. They had to ride at the back of buses and could not vote.  The were second class citizens and their rights were abused.  They were exploited by whites who had power and control of the judicial, legislative and executive branches of government in Alabama.  

This all began to change when Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and others involved themselves courageously in the struggle to gain civil rights and liberty for black people in Alabama.  Yet today there remains a class of people who are neglected and denied their rights and liberty, who are often scorned and treated prejudicially.  These are the elderly, those senior citizens who have sacrificed so much for their families, only to have their rights taken away by probate court judges and an often corrupt elderly care and legal system.  

In Alabama you cannot state who will be your guardian/conservator.  Thus if you become incapacitated due to a disease or illness associated with old age, it falls upon the shoulders of a probate court judge to say who will administer your affairs and estate.  Quite frankly I believe this is wrong, that this represents an injustice!  Who is more qualified to say who should administer their affairs, a candy bar judge who has been out in the sun of public criticism so long it has melted his good senses, or you and I?  Do not you know who you would want to be your guardian/conservator? Should not every parent or grandparent, indeed, every citizen, have a right to specify and designate their own guardian/conservator?  

Clearly the law in Alabama needs to be changed.  Our elderly are being exploited and abused by an elderly care system which is under funded and a legal system which employs lawyers to raid their estates, liquidate their property and pay for itself.  This is corruption, pure and simple.  Every elderly person in Alabama needs to be made aware of how the system works, how it is funded and the corruption which enables its operation.  

I urge everyone who is concerned about the civil and property rights of the elderly to work to change the law in Alabama.  Make the law so that everyone may specify and declare who will be their guardian/conservator.  Do not continue to give this power to probate judges.  No one knows better what they want for themselves than you and I, than our parents or grandparents.  I can tell you one thing for sure, my mother did not want any candy bar judge determining her fate.  Nor do I!   

Write you representative and tell them you want this aspect of the law in Alabama changed immediately and for it to be retroactive, so that this change in the law will include all of our elderly who are now in nursing homes and have had their estates raided by a corrupt elderly care system, greedy, self serving lawyers and judges who have been given the power of God when it should have been left to the people.

Sincerely,
Terry Lynch

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Amend Constitution: Warehousing of Elderly is Inhumane


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Dear Editor:

Why do we warehouse our elderly? It is a tragic situation that our society cannot develop a better way to deal with the elderly than removing them from their homes and families to imprison them, isolating them from a normal existence, to live the remainder of their lives institutionalized.

Would you want to live a week, a month, perhaps years in a nursing home? Or would you prefer in home care should the need arise? Should not every citizen have a right to determine their own fate, to direct how they will be treated should they become incapacitated or incompetent?

Rosa Parks has dementia. Her family and care providers are involved in a bitter fight. This makes the news because Rosa Parks is the singular personality who was largely responsible for the Montgomery Bus Boycott and events which propelled Martin Luther King, Jr. to prominence. Yet when the average person grows old and begins to have problems with their memory or cognition, we warehouse them, the courts take away their rights and their estates are raided without any serious consideration of what these individuals wanted for themselves.

What is needed is a constitutional amendment to guarantee all citizens the right to appoint their own guardian/conservator and direct their own health care. As it is this power is given to probate court judges in Alabama. The many Rosa Parks who are our cherished parents and grandparents have been told by the courts to sit at the back of the bus because they are old, have dementia and are second class citizens!

By having created a system of elderly care which is tied into the probate courts, a formula for disaster has been created. Corrupt and greedy lawyers and judges are profiting by raiding the estates of the elderly, taking the power to direct their own affairs away from the elderly and their families, giving it to non-family members, who have no love and base all their decisions upon a tangled mess of laws, deceit and deception.

The judges and lawyers involved in this corruption are often paid high fees for their service, serve on the board of directors of hospitals, nursing homes or other public agencies which contributes to their power and prestige. Thus they are not neutral parties but power brokers stepping upon our elderly for their own benefit.

What this does is destroy families. When you create a system of elderly care which does not let each person plan and direct their own health care, does not even let every citizen appoint their own guardian/conservator, you deny everyone from Rosa Parks to the First Lady of our state their God given right to self determination. Allowing the courts to reign supreme over our elderly takes love out of the equation and promotes the inhumane warehousing of our elderly. It demands our constitution be amended to permit every citizen the right to appoint their own guardians and conservators and direct their own health care.

Sincerely,
Terry Lynch

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The Most Beautiful People Are Our Moms And Dads!

This design was produced to celebrate our Moms and Dads as beautiful people! It is wrong that the courts would make second class citizens out of our Moms and Dads, out of the elderly! Every citizen should have a God given right to specify and appoint their own guardian and conservator. That right has been abused with respect to my mother and with respect to many Moms and Dads in Alabama and throughout our great nation. As our troops are fighting against terrorism in Iraq and around the world, here at home candy bar probate judges and greedy, corrupt lawyers are exploiting our Moms and Dads! You can help by joining the movement to end this abuse and to change the constitution that all citizens may one day control their own destiny and can appoint their most trusted sons, daughters or other associates as their guardian/conservator.

The Most Beautiful People Are Our Moms And Dads! Grant me the right to appoint my own guardian/conservator!

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The Elderly Civil Rights Movement
A call for freedom for our elderly parents and grandparents
By Terry Lynch

Do not think for a minute that being in a nursing home is a good place to be. Quite frankly nursing homes are merely a place that society has created to warehouse the elderly, having failed miserably to deal with the myriad of problems created by getting older.

Certainly it represents a challenge and a steep learning curve for families to learn how to care for and provide a quality life style for their elderly members. But putting them in a nursing home is not necessarily the best solution. A better solution is in home care fully funded through benefit programs and fully supported by established legal institutions.

My own experience involving my mother in a nursing home in Montgomery, Alabama, has not been a good one. For over a month she has been in pain. No one has done anything about this. I was not even consulted in regards to this matter! This represents an utter failure of caring for our elderly in a nursing home.

I have also had occasion to observe a number of events which make me conclude that nursing homes are not good places to be. The nursing home where my mother is staying is an old, concrete block structure which should have been torn down to the ground and demolished years ago! It should have been turned to dust and a new, modern facility built. But the operation is a for-profit business, and apparently whoever owns this establishment is taking the profits and investing them elsewhere, not in upgrading to a more modern facility.

The noise in this nursing home is terrible. Alarms are always going off at odd hours. This is the norm for this establishment and when you mention the noise the staff just replies, "Oh you will get use to it!" The point is, this constant noise is not something anyone should have to get use to, especially not our elder parents who are ill and/or need special daily care.

Also there seems to be a problem managing patients. A number of time patients who were uncomfortable exhibited behavior trying to express their need for assistance. They could not press the buttons which were hanging too far from their beds, they could only lay their hoping someone would come soon to adjust their position or provide other aid ... but time would pass and no one would help. My mother (or myself) often would have to be the one to try to get an attendants attention. My mother has always been this way, a loving, caring person. But when she is a patient in a nursing home along with many people who are in worse condition mentally and physically than she is, it is not her responsibility to attend to fellow patients. This represents an under staffing and an failure in operation procedure. God only knows what happens when a patient has a critical need and attendants never respond ... until perhaps it is too late and they suffer a worse injury or die.

Then there is the problem of wondering patients. On a number of occasions staff has lost a patient. Patients wonder into the rooms of other patients, often causing interruptions or disturbances. Often there are elderly who cannot speak or communicate properly. When one of these rolling coffins wonders into a room, closes the door and begins mischievous behavior, attendants often do not even know they are lost for many minutes, long enough so they can hurt or harm themselves or others. This represents another failure of this particular nursing home which is certainly understaffed and/or mismanaged.

More serious issues involve how this particular nursing home managed to get control of my mother. She signed a health care directive which stated she did not wish to remain in this facility. When I attempted to have her transferred to a better facility they asked a judge to intervene. Then I lost the Durable Power of Attorney I had been assigned for life so there was no way I could demand that the nursing home follow my mother's health care directives. Also this enabled the nursing home, a for-profit business, to take action involving court appointed lawyers, to gain control of all my mother's income and assets. This represents raiding the estates of the elderly, a serious form of exploitation of the elderly.

Of course this was all done perfectly legally. The point is that it should not be legal for the court to determine who should be one's guardian/conservator. Each and every individual should have this power. When this power is given to a judge it breeds corruption and enables for-profit nursing homes to exploit the elderly, just as has happened with my mother!

What is especially terrible about this corrupt system of elderly care is that the heart factor has been removed. When you remove loving and caring family members from the equation, you take away the heart factor, the love factor, and end up with a care system that is based upon hard, cold and often cruel legal dogma! This is no way to be treating our elderly.

In my mother's case the nursing home, through its asking the Court to become involved, has become a non-neutral party, even though they claimed otherwise. However, when someone asks to be moved to a better and competitive facility there is no reason to ask the Court to decide this. The fact is, all nursing homes are not equal; some are better than others. After researching and visiting other nursing homes I decided to have my mother transferred to a better facility, one where she could be under the care of a geriatrics specialist and have access to one of the best physical therapy units in the area. Had this been done and my mother also have been followed by a private, internal medicine expert, I do not belive that a year later down the road she would be in pain and suffering!

There is no reason our elderly parents should be locked away in nursing homes and made to experience pain and suffering. It is pain and suffering to be in a loud, noisy environment. It is pain and suffering to be in a room that never has the lights turned out and does not allow a peaceful, uninterrupted night's sleep. It is pain and suffering to not have attendants present when needed and to be among patients who are disorderly and not properly attended to 24/7. It is pain and suffering to not receive the best medical care money can buy ... and in my mother's case she has very good benefits and should be able to be in the best care facility these will permit. It is pain and suffering to go weeks with bleeding stomach ulcers, craps and internal pain that is permitted because no one cares enough to solve the problem. It is pain and suffering to put a family member in a nursing home, to separate them from their loved ones, to isolate them from society, to take away their rights, to deny them their declared health care directives, and then to act like this is proper!

My mother has been made to experience pain and suffering, something which should never have happened to her. She is a loving and caring person. Her rights have been abused by the elderly care system in Alabama. She is being exploited. A great injustice has been done. This injustice is now causing pain and suffering!

This is a situation which is magnified by hundreds of elderly who are being institutionalized and warehoused in Alabama. They are essentially being locked away, segregated from society. And because they are old people, have health care issues, can often not provide for themselves, are in need of assistance and often cannot speak for themselves or make judgments, they cannot stand up and fight for their own rights! The Courts, basically, absolve themselves of the issue, wash their hands and turn the matter over to ad litem appointed attorneys which simply pay themselves a hefty fee, turn the key and keep the elderly behind closed doors where no one can see them, where they are out of society, apart from their loved ones and family members, and are sentenced to spend the rest of their lives isolated, imprisoned in tiny, noisy rooms, doorways guarded and electronically locked for their own protection, of course, but locked away nonetheless!

This is how we take care of our elderly in Alabama. I don't know how other states do it, but in Alabama we do it right ... we lock the doors and throw away the keys! It does not matter if there are loving, caring family members who try to do their best to care for their parents or grandparents, the system is still geared to segregating the elderly behind locked doors! This is worse than telling blacks to sit at the back of the bus! Basically we are telling our elderly to get off the bus, that they cannot even ride the bus. We are taking them out of society, out of their homes and locking them up and throwing away the key!

Alabama is known for its prejudice and this prejudice extends to the elderly! A new Civil Rights Movement is needed to restore the rights of the elderly! We need a law on the books that allows every person to specify and designate who will be their guardian/conservator. And this law needs to be retroactive such that it applies to anyone who signed a health care directive or Durable Power of Attorney that was in force at the time they were institutionalized and later voided or nullified by the Courts and ad litem appointed attorneys! In my mother's case, which is a prime example of a failed elderly care system, she has been made to experience pain and suffering by a failed elderly care system. Everyone involved in the warehousing of my mother is responsible for this pain and suffering and should be made to pay damages. I'm not exactly sure how to go about doing this, given I am not an attorney and this is a complex legal issue, but certainly there is a solution to this problem which effects hundreds, perhaps thousands of elderly in Alabama. On a national level the numbers are probably staggering!

Although I may not be able to demand that my mother be transferred to a better nursing home or assisted living facility, I can describe her situation and hope others will take note and realize that an injustice has been done. There is no reason my mother should be made to experience pain and suffering by being where she is. My mother's health care directives should be followed to the letter and the Durable Power of Attorney she signed appointing me as her attorney in fact for life should be restored and enforced. Then a loving, caring family member would have and retain the power to make decisions which include, not exclude, the heart factor, the love factor, the one primary factor that no judge, lawyer or non-family member care provider can bring to the equation.

When we take the heart factor out of the equation, out of the elderly care system, then it becomes a sterile, Nazi, fascist system, one ruled by prejudice. This is exactly what has happened in Alabama with the elderly care system. That this can happen in America while we are fighting a war on terrorism is an insult to everything our parents and grandparents fought for to preserve in great wars. How can we treat our elderly without love in such a manner? How can we say that we are a free nation when we warehouse our elderly in such a manner? How can we take our elderly who sacrificed so much to make our nation free from fascism, from communism, and then lock them away and throw away the key! This is utter irresponsible conduct. But because it results in my mother experiencing pain and suffering it also is cruel and inhumane treatment of our elderly.

It is hypocritical for our courts and legal system to be operating in such a way that the elderly are warehoused when they have endeavored to provide for their own health, care and welfare by designating their own guardian/conservator; that the Court would over rule such designations when there are loving, caring family members who have expressed a wiliness and desire to be involved in the health, care and welfare of their parents and grandparents. Certainly in cases where there are no family members to be involved it may be necessary to delegate this responsibility to other care providers, but when loving, caring and willing family members are present it is an injustice for the courts to not follow the directives of an elderly person. Thus in my mother's case a great injustice has been done, as there certainly were expressed health care directives and a Durable Power of Attorney in effect which gave me the power to help direct my mother's affairs and insure that she would never be exploited by the system, never be hurt or harmed by the system, never be permanently warehoused or have to endure pain and suffering to any degree whatsoever!

Thus I conclude that the elderly care system in Alabama is broken. The courts and lawyers who are involved in this process are often corrupt and serve for-profit interests which are under funded and sustained by a process which involves taking power and control of the income and/or property of our elderly to use for their own benefit. For-profit businesses do not exist as charities, but to make money! Even though they may be regulated and have to meet standards, they operate to make money. This means from the outset that they have as a priority making a profit and it is this factor which lends them to corruption. In my mother's case this fact has been born out by a suit filed against me, supposedly in my mother's name, to gain control of the home she gave to me over a year before she had her stroke and went into a nursing home as a temporary patient.

Now my mother has been made a permanent patient of this nursing home. She has been made a ward of the State of Alabama, a state known worldwide for its prejudice and inhumane treatment of prisoners. Lawyers have been appointed as her guardian/conservator. Yet these lawyers do not love my mother. They do not know her. They are strangers. They do not really care if she is experiencing pain and suffering. They only care about facts, figures and how much money they can put in their own pockets. When multiplied by the representation of many elderly, this amount of money becomes a staggering sum! It is big business managing the affairs of the elderly and taking power and control away from them and their family members. It is the fight over the power and control of the money involved that corrupts the system, one which is under funded and needs this money to survive.

Every health care worker, every staff member, every attorney or agent who represents a for-profit nursing home is exposed to this corruption, as they need the money to pay for their services. Thus the elderly become victims of an exploitative care system. This is not merely my opinion, it is a fact, a truth! These for-profit businesses like the one where my mother is at, are based upon the exploitation of the elderly ... and we call them nursing homes. They are really warehouses for the elderly!

Indeed, it is time that a civil rights movement begin to restore the rights of our elderly who are being warehoused! I therefore urge all priests and ministers, all doctors and lawyers, all politicians and representatives to join me in an Elderly Civil Rights Movement! Lets rise up together and change the antiquated laws of our state and nation which allow the warehousing of our elderly. Lets change the laws that every citizen may appoint their own guardian/conservator and thereby take away power and control from a corrupt systems and give it back to the people. Lets endeavor to end the pain and suffering our elderly parents and grandparents are experiencing by being separated from family members, and develop a system based upon in home care and assisted living that is of the highest quality money can buy, not designed like a prison but like a home! Lets do this together, everyone in support of their parents and grandparents, rather than divided, fighting over money, property, estates and material possessions!

Our parents and grandparents deserve the best, certainly. When we were young and in their care, they gave us love and endeavored to raise us to be responsible citizens. Now it is time we do the same for them, that we act together to insure their health, care and rights, through an Elderly Civil Rights Movement. This movement should have as a goal legislation designed to permit all citizens to designate their own guardian/conservator and a constitutional amendment to that effect that no state may take away the rights of a citizen to manage and control their own affairs due to age, incapacity or incompetence; that each person retain the power to appoint an attorney in fact for life through a Durable Power of Attorney that cannot be nullified by corrupt court appointed attorneys; that each individual retain the power to make their own health care directive when of able body and mind; that these directives be followed at such later time when one grows old, such that the individual and specific wishes and desires of each person must be followed, rather than treating the elderly like cattle, warehousing them and treating them all according to some ethereal methodology that has no relation to what each person says they want.

My mother use to say that there is another Golden Rule, one which says, "Do unto me as I wish to be done unto, not as you would like to be done unto!" This means that each person may have different desires and wishes; what you wish for yourself is not necessarily what someone else wishes for themselves. In my mother's case she does not wish to live and die in a nursing home. She does not wish to be separated from family members by walls and electronic key coded doors and guards who patrol 24/7. She wished that specific health care directives be followed and that a family member be her attorney in fact. The moment the Probate Court of Montgomery County ruled otherwise, her rights were violated!

Therefore I call upon all concerned citizens to act now. Lets begin an Elderly Civil Rights Movement and do all those things which must be done to insure that this happens to no one else! Lets come together and rise up and demand that we all may appoint and designate our own guardian/conservator. Lets demand that this be made law, not just in Alabama, but nationwide! Only by doing this will our rights be protected when we, ourselves, grow old and join the elderly population!

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Warehousing our elderly is inhumane
La Faye Lynch warehoused in room 13 at Crowne nursing home.
By Terry Lynch

The following article was distributed to various media on 24 Dec. 2004 to honor my mother on Christmas Eve. She became unconscious on 28 Aug., 2003 and was hospitalized, then transferred to Crowne nursing home where she was admitted as a temporary patient for rehabilitation. When I tried to have her transferred to Tyson nursing home, a much superior facility, Crowne asked the Probate Judge to stop the transfer that they could maintain power and control over my mother and receive payment from her benefits and income. My mother has now been warehoused at Crowne nursing home in Montgomery, Alabama since 20 September, 2003.

Dear Editor,

She is locked away in a small concrete block room. The room is lit constantly and the noise level is very high making it almost impossible to get a good nights sleep. She closes her eyes but is stilled pained by the light and noise. The door to her small room is left open; there is never a moment's privacy. Often strangers wonder into her tiny cubical muttering unintelligible phrases. She tries to help them but is pained by stomach cramps and her legs will not lift and support her body. When she reaches for a button to ring for an attendant it has been hung upon the wall and is out of reach. She hears the moaning and aching of her roommate but cannot get anyone to help.

This describes my mother's situation at a Montgomery area nursing home. She has early signs of dementia. The Probate Court took has declared her a ward of the state of Alabama. I don't know what has happened to the over $42,000.00 in income she receives from the Defense Department, the VA and Social Security. Her son who has mental retardation was kidnapped and taken illegally to Colorado. He can no longer sit with her, hold her hand, comfort her, talk, kiss and love her. These human factors the Court does not like to hear about; there concern is maintaining power and control over income, assets, estates -- whatever money can be gather into coffers to pay for and support the under funded, for-profit nursing home where my mother is being warehoused.

My mother was not even present at the hearing that was held to determine her fate. Nor did the Court consider the fact that she had appointed her youngest son to be her attorney in fact for the duration of her life. This was done for a reason, as only family members can include the heart factor when it comes to making critical decisions. The Courts are heartless, blind in their justice and blind in their wisdom to allow each and every citizen to determine his or her own fate.

So now my dear mother has basically been locked away, warehoused, put where she cannot be seen nor heard by the general public. She does not want anyone to know her mental or physical pain so often goes without mentioning this. She suffers silently and her doctor, nurses and care providers do not ask me how she is doing. They do not really care! Should she die one night in silent anguish it will not be of any great concern to these people. They do not let themselves feel the pain and suffering of the elderly which they care for, as this would be too much to endure -- so the ignore the heart factor and tell themselves it does not exist.

Warehousing our elderly in concrete block cubicles is not the best way to provide for our mothers, fathers and grandparents. In fact such warehousing and many of the local facilities in which our elderly are warehoused are antiquated. They should be torn to the ground and modern facilities built designed to provide a quality of life and living that is 21st century, not right out of the Dark Ages.

No elderly citizen in the state of Alabama should be warehoused against their expressed and stated desire by any court of law. Each person should have the right to designate and specify who will be their guardian/conservator. When such an appointment and designation is made for life, it should remain for life unless the attorney in fact so designated is themselves incapacitated. In my own case I am quite able to make responsible and sound decisions with regard to both my mother's health care and welfare as well as financial matters. Yet some people do not like the decision I make because they want the power, the control and the money for themselves.

This certainly is the case with regard to the nursing home where my mother is being warehoused. That $42,000.00 annually plus all her benefits goes a long way to supporting the operation of that institution. When you multiply this by the number of beds and/or patient in such a facility, along with the value of estates liquidated, you begin to see that these nursing homes are big business. They have their own lawyers to keep them running and there is no way a local judge can be impartial to matters when it comes to a single elderly person who cannot any longer speak for herself, and a nursing home wanting to keep her locked up, warehoused until the day she dies.

So now my mother lays often in pain. Her doctor has never asked me about her. The staff and some of the attendants have act like I do not exist. This is despite the fact that I am the singular individual my mother wanted to entrust her health and welfare to should she become incapacitated. How is it that our courts and elderly care system can be so blind and corrupt?

Quite frankly this is not a difficult question to answer. It is all a matter of money. When you have under funded systems and a legal system which does not allow individuals to determine their own fate, then money plays a big role in creating corruption. At a recent court hearing to determine the ownership of the house where I have lived helping care for my mother and mentally retarded brother for the last 22 years, the issue of my mother's health would not even be considered as it was not "legally" the topic of concern. Yet to me my mother's health, care and welfare is the primary issue. But the courts and court appointed a ad litems care not whether my mother suffers. All they are concerned about is who gets power and control of the money.

I know already that the courts in Alabama are corrupt and the lawyers which represent my mother do not represent her best interest. The fact is I saved my mothers life on August 28th, 2003 when she went unconscious. I called 911 and prayed to God that she would not die; then I was able to revive her. It is a miracle that my mother is alive today. She would have died if it were not for my presence and actions. So the court may do whatever they wish; the lawyers may hassle and fight; the nursing home may cry fowl; all involved may think whatever they wish. But the plane truth of the fact is that I have always been there for my mother -- they have not. And they are not there for her now for their actions in my mother's regard have done nothing but destroy a family.

This story needs to be told and the laws in Alabama need to be change so that this will never happen to anyone else. The fact that court appointed lawyers will not bring Larry back to Alabama is an outrage! Larry's kidnapping by relatives was analogous to ripping a fetus out of my mother's womb and taking the baby to another state. For by separating my mother from Larry who is her child, she has been made to suffer. The pain and anguish of this suffering cannot be measured and there is no way to justify this action. Those responsible have acted as criminals and the lawyers who represent my mother are negligent for not responding to reunite my mother and Larry.

When you add to this the fact that my mother's health care directives are being ignored, that the Durable Power of Attorney she signed appointing me her attorney in fact for life now means nothing because of what the courts have done, they you have injustice piled upon injustice in a dark and sinister pyramid that is the corrupt and under funded elderly care system of Alabama.

I would like to invite concerned citizens to visit my mother at Crowne Nursing Home. She is in room 13. Yes, this is often viewed as an unlucky number. When my mother would stay at hotels and motels throughout her life as she traveled widely across our great nation she would never stay in room number 13. In fact, many hotels and motels do not have a room number 13 because they realize that it has superstitions associated with it. Yet the nursing home where my mother resides moved her to room 13; for some reason they are wiser than all the hotels, motels and hospitals around the nation which never give a room this number. Why was my mother placed in room number 13? Perhaps it was done to punish her! Or perhaps there was no reason for this at all ... just as there seems to be no reason for why this particular establishment is still in existence when it should have been torn down to the ground years ago and the profits it has made over the years used to build a new facility instead of go into the pockets of the wealthy owners.

So my 85 year old mother has been warehoused; she has been locked away in room number 13 to live the remainder of her life, suffering as slowly her mind falters. For me room 13 is indeed an unlucky number for this is where my mother is in pain, where she listens to the noise, to the aches and monies of other, where she cannot close her eyes without seeing light and can never get a decent nights sleep. Room number 13 is a very unlucky number for my mother and I, as this may be the room where she dies. And should I or anyone mention such a matter we may be called "superstitious" or even "mad." For everyone knows there is no such thing as numbers which bring bad luck.

Ah, but this may not be true. Perhaps the thousands upon thousands of hotel and motel operators around the nation and the world with avoid numbering rooms 13 know that this is good for business. Then you would think nursing home operators and managers would share this wisdom and not number a room 13. The fact they have done this suggest that perhaps the do reserve this room for the demented, for the dying. They may even do this on a subconscious level and in effect be saying, "We will put Mrs. Lynch in room 13 because he son has been so difficult and tried to have her transferred to another nursing home!"

Whatever the reason or non-reason that my mother has been warehoused in room 13 at Crowne nursing home, I'd like the number on her room changed or her to be moved to a different room. But I no longer have any power to say what is done with my mother. She is in need of an MRI brain scan and this has not been done. She would benefit from being at a facility which has a better physical therapy unit, but this has not been done. She would benefit from being followed by an internal medicine expert and a neurologist but this is not being done. She would benefit by having a geriatrics specialist as her doctor instead of a GP, but this is not being done. She would benefit by being reunited with Larry but this is not being done. So many things are not being done that would benefit my mother, because the only family member who really cares about my mother has been taken out of the equation. The heart factor has been removed so no the system can warehouse my mother without having to do what her life long designated attorney in fact and son would like done.

It certainly makes it a lot easier to warehouse the elderly when their family members are taken out of the equation. Then everyone involved profits; the lawyers profits, the nursing home profits, even the judges who sit on boards of directors of hospitals and nursing homes profit. If you ask me something is very wrong and corrupt when so many people are profiting upon the exploitation of our elderly.

Learning how to deal with an elderly mother, father or grandparent is not easy. It is an emotional experience which requires support form all parties involved. There is a huge learning curve and family members need to be educated in all aspects with regard to their individual loved one's situation. When the courts, lawyers and nursing homes get involved and act so as to destroy families rather than support families, then a great injustice is done.

This is what has happened in my mother's case. She has basically been screwed over by the system. I am the only one who has endeavored to stand up for her rights, to speak out against the corrupt system, to rock the boat! Thus something must be wrong with me, to dare rock the boat, to not go straight down this road and just cooperate so everyone can do their jobs and there not be any conflict or disturbance. But when I see what has happened to my mother, when I see her pain and suffering, when I realize that I am the reason she is alive today, that I am the reason she is experiencing pain and suffering, as I did not let her die but prayed that she live, then I must speak out against the corruption I see.

God works in mysterious ways; I believe this. My mother did not died that August night when she blacked out and I prayed for her to live. Perhaps she lived that we all might see what is wrong with the elderly care system that has been created, which operates more like warehouses than homes, which operate more like prisons than places where families live; and which tear apart families rather than work to unite them and keep them together.

Certainly we can do a better job of taking care of our elderly parents and grandparents. There is room for much improvement. First we must change the law so that every citizen can appoint and specify their own guardian/conservator. Then we must insure that this new law applies to all elderly citizens, that it is retroactive and would apply to people like my mother. Moreover, there must be laws to protect estates from profit motivated nursing homes and greedy lawyers. It should be a public service to do legal work for the elderly, as that is the only way to remove greed from the equation.

These are but a few simple changes that can be made to improve the elderly care system in Alabama. Whatever else is done I would think it wise and prudent to always have a family member involved with the care of our elderly parents and grandparents. For when you remove a most trusted family member from the equation, when you remove the heart factor, what you end up with is an emotionless system, a system which does not care, a system without love and compassion -- you end up with a ruthless system that acts like a monster to devour our elderly for its own survival, hoarding their treasures like dragons in a lair, greedily watching over every bit of silver and gold until our loved ones die and leave nothing but their bones!

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Family Destroyed by Montgomery County Probate Court

This year I decorated my Christmas tree with photographs of my mother and Larry. The Probate Court has destroyed my family. But I honor each one that I love and will not let Christmas be destroyed also by the blind justice which rules in Alabama courts! In publication of this picture I hereby declare my contempt for the courts of Alabama which have acted in blindness to carry out the destruction of my family! Shame on all who have participated in this act of inhumanity and blind justice!

Honor Thy Parents Christmas 2004
Honor Thy Parents Christmas 2004

The court, the lawyers, those family members involved have acted with greed to destroy my family. All concerned in this process wish that I would not tell this truth. I am certain they would like to silence this truth and for business to go on as usual. But you see, the truth cannot be silenced. There is no justice when courts participate in the destructions of a family. This is not a case which involves neglect, but a case which involves the destruction of a family by those who seek power, control and who are greedy and sick in their heart and do not know how to love.

So it is fitting and proper on this Christmas that I honor my mother and my brother, Larry, who have been exploited by the courts and other family members. The whole world is watching and your cruelty and this injustice will not go unnoticed!

The day will come when every citizen in Alabama and the nation will be able to appoint their own guardian/conservator and those who are elderly or incapacitated by mental illness or mental retardation can no longer be subject to the selfish wishes and desires of those who are corrupt, be they judges, lawyers or deceitful family members.

I urge all concerned citizens to write to their representatives that a new law be passed which will permit every citizen to specify and designate their own guardian/conservator and permit this to extend to any dependents in their family. Until this is done our courts and the elderly care systems in Alabama and other states will remain corrupted.

It is right and proper that all who see this injust join with me to get the laws changed and to express their contempt for the courts and the legal system which promotes such injustice and the destruction of families. Our courts and legal system are in need of reform that they support families, not their destruction.

In his annual Christmas radio address, President Bush has said:

"The Christmas season fills our hearts with gratitude for the many blessings in our lives, and with those blessings comes a responsibility to reach out to others ... Many of our fellow Americans still suffer from the effects of illness or poverty, others fight cruel addictions, or cope with division in their families, or grieve the loss of a loved one,'' he said. "Christmas time reminds each of us that we have a duty to our fellow citizens, that we are called to love our neighbor just as we would like to be loved ourselves. By volunteering our time and talents where they are needed most, we help heal the sick, comfort those who suffer, and bring hope to those who despair, one heart and one soul at a time.''

It is in keeping with President Bush's sentiments that I am in contempt with how the court in Alabama has participated in the destruction of my family. Our courts and legal system should be endeavoring to bring family members together, not to divide and separate them. That greedy lawyers would participate in such injustice and claim they are only representing their clients is pure folly! Those who contribute to the destruction of a family certainly know their own sin and it shall be known by all.

The story of what has happened to my mother and Larry, will be told. Then each person may make up their own minds in these regards. When you read these words remember they are spoken by one who has been arrested without cause, who has been evaluated by phychiatrist who could find no illness, who has been shackled, chained and humiliated by those who would wish to silence him and discredit all that he says as "madness." Therefore who do you think is telling the truth, the one who has been so rediculed, just as was Jesus Christ, or the ones who are sitting on their little thrones of justice and listening to hired gun lawyers spouting whatever facts and figures they can muster to create the delusion of truth or bias the court?

Certainly what has happened to me has biased the courts. No judge in his or her right mind would be inclined to make any ruling in my favor. Part of the problem is that our legal system can be so easily manipulated by those who are greedy or corrupt. Yet this is the reality of our legal system, lawyers work for money, they are hired guns, and they will represent criminals, rapist, murderers, even the insane, all as innocent until proven guilty.

The fact is I am guilty of only loving my mother and my brother, Larry. Others have acted to exploit them. They have created bias in the court by trying to tarnish my reputation, by acting to cause defamation. But the truth is I have done nothing but love my mother and my brother, Larry.

My gift this Christmas is that truth. It is given so that all may see the light and the love which shines forth. Who would decorate a Christmas tree with pictures of their mother and brother? Who would do such a thing? Is this done by a mad man or by one who loves and cherishes those who have been taken from him, a mother locked away in a nursing home, a brother kidnapped by greedy relatives? Ah, I postulate that it is not madness to love one's mother and a brother who has mental retardation. Such love and its adoration is not madness but sanity! What is mad is that our courts would cater to and endorse the exploitation of the elderly and those with mental retardation by warehousing them!

We have created a corrupt and unjust system which exploits the elderly and those who have mental retardation or other incapacity. Justice is not only blind in these regards, it is dead! Our judicial system and our care system has failed for it has resulted in the warehousing of those who need most of all to be with family and the ones who love them!

Thus it is not madness which I speak, but sanity! It is love which motivates me, not madness! Those would say otherwise are the greedy, the corrupt, the sick and the insane! I honor my mother who has been warehoused and my brother, Larry, who has been kidnapped, by putting their pictures from past Christmases we shared upon my Christmas tree. This is an expression of love! To those who would think or say otherwise I reply, "Go to the Devil! You are the one who is sick!"

Christians have been persecuted for thousands of years. So have others who have professed strong beliefs in love and enlightenment. I have been similarly persecuted. False claims and accusations have been made against me. This has been done to destroy my life and my family. My response has been to defend myself, to tell the truth, to bring to light what others wish were not known or seen.

In this regard it should be known that the elderly care system in Alabama is broken. There is a great deal of corruption in a system which exploits the elderly for its own profit and benefit. The amount of abuse and exploitation which goes on daily in the elderly care system in Alabama in unfathomable! It includes how people are drawn into such systems and warehoused as well as the manner in which they are cut off from family members and supposedly cared for apart from their families. Quite frankly it is my opinion that the entire system should be dismantled and rebuilt, for it is in utter need of a major over haul.

Toward that end I so endeavor, that by bringing to light those injustices which have been done with respect to my mother and brother, Larry, action may be taken to insure the rights of our elderly and their dependents may not be so exploited and abused in the future. It really matters not what anyone thinks about me, I could care the less. But it is important that those who cannot speak for themselves are not exploited and abused, that we stand up for their rights and speak out against how they are treated by a system which does not consider the heart factor, which removes love from the equation, and responds based solely upon cold, hard facts and figures.

Once you remove the heart factor, once you cut out the heart, as was done in my mother's case by the court and others involved, then you can easily exploit the elderly. This Christmas my mother is the victim of such exploitation by a corrupt elderly care system in Alabama. I am speaking out for her as she cannot speak out for herself and those lawyers who the court has appointed to represent her no more represent her best interest than does Osama bin Laden! Thus I say that I am my mother's only true guardian/conservator, the one she appointed. Actions by others to nullify this have been done only to get power and control over my mother, her dependent son, Larry, and her income and benefits.

Although the courts may be blind I certainly I am not! I know exactly what the motives of others are and why they have done what they have done to hurt me, my mother and Larry. Thus I have endeavored to tell the truth, to bring to light this injustice. Thus I decorate my Christmas tree to honor my mother and my brother, Larry. Although they are not with me this Christmas, they are always in my heart and no one can destroy the love which binds us together forever.

Merry Christmas!
Terry Lynch
24 Dec., 2004

Proclamation Establishing ERA

The name of this organization is the Elder Rights Association which is hereby established by proclamation.

The founder of ERA is Terrence A. Lynch.

The purposes and goals of ERA are as follows:

  1. To promote the rights, liberty, freedom and independence of elderly Americans.

  2. To promote the establishment of legislation which gives all citizens the superior right to specify, designate and appoint their own guardian/conservator, that this right may not be abridged by family members or the Court of any state.

  3. To promote a US Constitutional amendment and state constitutional amendments guaranteeing that all citizens may specify, designate and appoint their own guardian/conservator.

  4. To serve as an advocate for the rights of senior citizens and elderly Americans.

  5. To promote and engage in all forms of activities, business, promotion, service and other human endeavor that is of benefit to elderly Americans, their families and US citizens.

  6. To generally support the health, education and welfare of all senior citizens and elderly Americans

  7. To promote and organize a grassroots movement across America for the advocacy of elder rights, freedom, liberty and independence.

  8. To denounce the warehousing and inhumane treatment of elderly and senior citizens by institutions throughout America.

  9. To work for the reform of the elder care system in America

  10. To provide an on-line resource, forum or other publications as related to elder rights, health and welfare.

  11. To generally do and engage in all activities of benefit to senior citizens and elderly Americans.

  12. To extend the above services to all peoples who have a mental or physical challenge and will one day be senior citizens and elderly Americans in benefit of special needs.

    Membership in ERA is open to all people who are in sympathy with the purposes and goals of ERA.

    The ERA shall operate as a private membership organization to which all people may donate their time, money or service. The ERA does not discriminate based upon race, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex or mental or physical impairment or impediment.

    By the grace of God the Almighty and the blessing of Love which is His to bestow upon all of humanity, the ERA is hereby established on this 20 day of January, 2005.

    Terry Lynch
    20 January, 2005

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President George W. Bush at inauguration on January 20, 2005. Photo Copyright 2005 by ERA. All rights reserved.

President Bush! Protect America's Elderly First!

Dear President Bush:

I wish to commend you on your re-election and to complement you on your address to the nation at your inauguration on January 20, 2005.  May your second term in office continue to secure our great nation and bring liberty and freedom to oppressed people around the globe.

While focusing upon giving aid to the peoples of oppressed nations, it is vital we do not neglect our own citizens, especially the elderly.  My mother, La Faye S. Lynch, widow of US Army Lt. Col. Leonard P. Lynch, is now 85 years old and has had all her rights and liberties taken away by inappropriate and unjust actions of the Montgomery County Probate Court.  Alabama law does not  recognize her right to appoint her own guardian and conservator nor follow her expressed medical directives. 

How can we hope to bring liberty and freedom to oppressed people around the world when the laws and courts in our own nation exploit the elderly, neglect their wishes and desires, warehouse them like prisoners in nursing homes, separate them from their family and loved ones, and doom them to live their last days alone, isolated from society, their dignity and rights to direct their own affairs stolen away by candy bar Probate Court Judges playing God!

I urge that you take immediate action to support all elderly Americans, that you encourage and support legislation to permit each citizen to specify, designate and appoint their own guardian and conservator, that if necessary a US Constitutional ammendment be made in this regard; that you use all you power and influence to protect the rights and freedom of elderly Americans to appoint their own guardian/conservator.  

So long as a single elderly American is neglected, exploited and abused by the broken elderly care system in America, the freedom of all citizens is in jeopardy, more by our own failure to love and protect our elderly through legislation and a judicial system which guarantees their rights, than by terrorist abroad.

Sincerely,
Terry Lynch
Founder, ERA

Family destroyed by ignorance and prejudice

Dementia is a disease of the elderly, but it effects all family members. When a much loved parent or grandparent develops dementia an inappropriate response based upon ignorance and prejudice can destroy a family. This is exactly what happened in my mother's case.

My mother, La Fay S. Lynch, had a stroke on Au. 28, 2003. She became unconscious and I prayed that she would not die. Miraculously my prayers were answered and she regained consciousness. I called 911 and she was taken to the emergency room at Jackson Hospital. After her recovery she was transferred to Crowne nursing home and admitted as a temporary patient. On Nov. 19, 2003 she was diagnosed to have dementia by Dr. Ben Wouters, a neurologist.

My eldest brother, Carl Gregory Lynch (Greg), and his daughter, Sharon Crenson, responded by kidnapping her dependent son, Larry (who has mental retardation) on Nov. 20, 2003 and transporting him to Denver, Colorado. Then Greg filed a false and fraudulent claim to have me committed. I was arrested in the middle of the night by half a dozen armed policemen who came into my home, hand cuffed and shackled me, and took me to Baptist Hospital South. My privacy was then violated as I was subjected to a complete examination against my expressed will, including X-rays. I was then taken to Meadhaven, made to disrobe, all my possessions including credit cards and over $1,000.00 cash was taken away. I was held in a lock down facility for three days and subjected to constant observation and psychiatric evaluation. Then the police came, hand cuffed and shackled me and took me to court along with other prisoners for a commitment hearing. I had to appear before the court, chained and shackled, a very dehumanizing and humiliating experience which has continued to anguish me long after. Because nothing was wrong with me and I was found to be perfectly sane, I was set free later that day. Nonetheless, this cruel experience which violated my person and privacy has caused great hurt and harm to my reputation and certainly has influenced the Court and others with respect to my good character; ultimately it has contributed to my financial ruin, which I believe was my brother, Greg's motive, given he had threatened to destroy my life after learning that my mother had given me, not him, a Durable Power of Attorney.

It is ignorant, prejudicial and cruel for people to infer that dementia is a contagious disease and to use this illness as a way to break up and destroy families. Yet this is exactly what has occurred in my mother's case. Everyone from court officials to the nursing home administraters and staff involved with my mother's case has been made bias and prejudice toward the one person she trusted most to be her guardian/conservator should she ever become incapacitated.

It is an outrage that the laws in Alabama and the elderly care system is so structured that they can be used and manipulated to destroy a family through ignorance, prejudice, cruelty and greed. When a family member develops dementia, Alzheimer's or other disabling disease, the appropriate response should be love and care for the one who is ill, not actions which work to divide and destroy a family.

I urge all who are in sympathy with my family to help us through this crises. The law in Alabama needs to be changed that every citizen may assign their own guardian/conservator. Also please help by promoting love for our elderly parents and grandparents.

The solution for dealing with family problems like dementia is not to be found in the courts, but through the expression of God's love and the principles of love thy neighbor and honor thy parents. Toward this end I have created a series of designs to focus attention on the elderly care problem as well as to promote the idea that our parents and grandparents are beautiful people. Also I have created various I (Heart) designs to promote the idea of love, whether it be toward the people of Montgomery, the State of Alabama or our parents. To achieve a better world we must work to toward enlightenment and love, that through education ignorance may be vanished and that through teaching love prejudice may be abolished.

I urge all who would like to rectify those wrongs which have been done to my mother and family to please support me and join me in working to make our society a better place, not just for the elderly, but for everyone, as one day, God willing, we will all be old and in need of that care which only loving families, friends and associates can provide.

Sincerely,
Terry Lynch
Founder, ERA

Nursing Homes Death Traps

Dear Editor:

I am convinced now that nursing homes in Alabama are death traps for the elderly. There is absolutely no reason this should be the case. Yet our elderly are being placed in nursing homes against their will and being warehoused there until the day they die. Then without compassion the phone rings and someone says, "You Mom died last night!"

I was recently given this enlightening bit of information by a lady whose grandmother died at Crowne nursing home. That is the same facility where my mother has been warehoused. I use the term "warehoused" as that is the correct terminology for keeping people in a facility against their will, not able to be followed by their private physicians, not able to appoint their own guardian/conservator; nor even permitted to be present at the hearing where their fate is dictated by court order.

Basically what we have in Alabama is a failed elderly care system, funded by raiding the estates of the elderly and trapping them in the system when they have good benefits or insurance, such that, as a nurse told me, the for profit companies in the business of elderly care can, "milk the elderly for all they are worth." Usually when this occurs, especially to elderly women, their husbands are deceased and any surviving children are scattered all over the country, so the exploitation of the elderly by the system goes uncontested without a hitch. But in my mother's case she has a loving son shouting "foul play!"

Some candy bar judges, nursing home administrators and staff do not like this for it rocks the boat, makes waves and could make the general public aware of the fact that something is very, very wrong with the elderly care system. In my mother's case this is very true. Now that I have met others who have told me about their experiences, I believe what I have seen just skims the surface and that if one could see all the corruption that is going on inside the system, it would be horrifying!

I was very disturbed to learn that my mother, who is in room #13 at Crowne, had to experience the death of her roommate. No one called to tell me about this crisis so that I could go be with my mother and help her thru this shocking ordeal. In fact no one at Crowne ever gives me an accounting of my mother's situation. She could die tomorrow and they would not even bother to phone me as I'm a thorn in their side.

In another conversation I had with a woman about my mother's plight at Crowne, I was given assurance that, "they would rot in hell" for doing what they have done to my mother. When I asked what she meant by "they," she replied, "the judge, the lawyers, the administrators, the whole barrel of rotten apples!"

Perhaps this woman is right. But I'd like to think that by blowing the whistle and alerting the public to how our parents and grandparents are being exploited by a failed elderly care system, people would rise up and demand that the system be changed. Unless we act to tear down the walls of the failed elderly care system now, one day we all risk becoming victims of the broken elderly care system.

Sincerely,
Terry Lynch
Founder, ERA

Terri Schiavo's case highlights injustice: A plea for help!


In memorium to Terri Schiavo, who parished and died of starvation March 31, 2005. May she rest in peace! Photo complements of Getty Images

ATTENTION Lawyers: Your help is needed to assist in restoration of elderly woman's rights and dignity in Alabama. If you are interested in helping La Faye S. Lynch contact her son, Terry Lynch. There may be a civil rights claim, malpractice claim or other claim which needs to be litigated.

Regardless of your position with respect to the right to die with dignity issue, Terri Schiavo's death brings tears to the eye. But as God works in mysterious ways, the Terri Schiavo case may have a good result. Certainly this case has gotten many people thinking about the need to write a Living Will and Health Care Directives to specify their wishes with respect to being kept alive indefinitely in a persistent vegetative state.

When my own mother had a stroke and became unconscious, I prayed that she not die and called 911. She was rushed to Jackson Hospital where I gave doctors permission to keep her alive, to place her on a feeding tube and to do everything possible to sustain her life and restore her health. This action saved my mother's life.

It is therefore perplexing that Judge Reese McKenney, Jr., should have appointed non-relative attorneys as my mother's guardian-conservator. I have learned that he is on the board of directors of Jackson Hospital and believe his action may have been taken to prevent a malpractice claim against Jackson Hospital or Crowne nursing home where my mother is a resident, given Crowne asked the court to intervene when I wanted to move my mother to Tyson where she could get better physical therapy and be under the care of a geriatrics specialist.

When my mother learned about the court's action and that attorneys then were filing a claim against me, she removed her feeding tube, telling nurses it fell out. But what really happened is that she was protesting the action of court appointed guardian/conservator to bring a claim against me, the person who saved her life on more than one occasion and sacrificed so much to make her life easier over the years as she grew older.

My mother's case is similar to Terri Schiavo's in that this is an issue where the court is making decisions which go contrary to what individuals have said and expressed that they want done. Although my mother did not have a Living Will she did sign a Health Care Directive and Crowne nursing home has failed to follow these directives. Taking me out of the loop, essentially makes my mother a ward of the State of Alabama against her will.

My mother's rights and dignity have been violated by the court, Crowne nursing home and family members who have not acknowledged her wishes. I have reported in detail how the elder care system in Alabama is corrupted at http://www.byteland.org/era.

The Terri Schiavo case brings to light the inadequacies of the legal system in administering to the affairs of our dearly loved ones. Why should the state have the power of God to dictate one's fate when they are incapacitated, have dementia, Alzheimer's or other disability when this can be done by family members acting to follow the guidelines of Healt Care Directives or Living Wills?

I plea for any interested lawyers to come to my mother's aid to restore her rights! An injustice has been committed against my elderly mother and this has been done by the court, the nursing home, and ad litem appointed lawyers who have not truly represented my mother's best interests. God answered my prayers to keep my mother alive; now won't anyone step forward and help my mother regain her life and dignity?

Sincerely,
Terry Lynch
Email: Terry Lynch
31 March 2005

Montgomery County Probate Court Judge Reese McKinney is a failure

Judge Reese McKinney, Jr., is a failure when it comes to prescribing proper elderly care. Just as a parent who beats his children is a failure, so any judge who beats up on helpless elderly citizens is a failure.

The citizens and voters of Montgomery County need to know how Judge Reese McKinney, Jr., has improperly treated my elderly mother who has dementia. This candy bar judge made my mother a ward of the state, neglecting her wishes, ignoring her health care directives, and failing miserably to investigate and evaluate my history of making responsible, sound decisions, both medically and financially, for my mother.

I saved my mother's life on at least two occasions. This involved directing her care through three operations and a fourth critical care procedure requiring tube feeding and blood transfusions. When my mother was admitted to Jackson Hospital with sepsis and became infected with bottle fly larvae from adult flies present in the emergency room, Judge Reese McKinney, Jr., was sitting on the Board of Directors of that hospital. He later made my mother a ward of the state to protect Jackson Hospital from a law suit!

Is this the kind of man you want for a probate judge? His actions in this regard indicate bias and prejudice toward the elderly. That the rights of one helpless person can be so abused by a judge who has been out in the sun of popularity so long that his ability to make just decisions has melted like chocolate left in a hot car, indicates clearly to me that this gentleman needs to resign or be ousted from office by the voters of our fine state!

The probate court system also needs to be reformed that there is a separation of powers such that the same judge who controls property rights does not control human or civil rights; does not have the power to designate who will be one's guardian and conservator. This right needs to be given absolutely to each and every person!

It only takes one gross failure by a probate judge to shed light upon a corrupt system. The disgrace, humiliation and injustice which happened to my mother can happen to other elderly citizens -- and will happen again -- unless Judge Reese McKinney, Jr., recognizes his failure, apologizes, and removes himself from office!

Sincerely,
Terry Lynch

To the Alabama Legislature, Registered Voters and Political Activists


By Terry Lynch

When a judge makes a wrong call it is right and proper that those who recognize the injustice speak out. In sports the stakes for a wrong call are the loss or win of a game, but in the judicial system a wrong call may mean life or death. Therefore it is the duty, in fact, the obligation, of every citizen to speak out and bring to light improper decisions and orders made by judges, however high or low those judges may be on the totem pole of the judicial system.

When Montgomery County Probate Court Judge Reese McKinney, Jr., ignored my mother's wishes, desires and health care directives, treating her life a non-person, he gravely committed a wrong call, a miscarriage of justice. Although this may have only effected my mother's life and served to destroy my family, it also effects every citizen, for when a judge can be so blind or cruel as to hurt and harm an elderly lady who is helpless and incapacitated with dementia, it makes a statement to all senior citizens that they better beware, for their life and property can be treated like so much garbage and dumped in the dumpster of heartless adjudication!

Those who are not familiar with my mother's case should know that she suffered a stroke, was hospitalized, and is now a resident of Crowne nursing home. However, she is not without loving and caring family members and therefore it is an injustice for Judge Reese McKinney, Jr., to treat her like a non-person, like a piece of garbage, neglecting her wishes, desires and written health care directives. My mother spelled out very clearly what she wanted to be done in the event of her incapacity; but in Alabama probate judges court judges can play God with people's lives and determine who who will serve as guardian and conservator. In my mother's case Judge Reese McKinney, Jr., gave this power and control to non-relatives, to LuAn Long and Edward Parish, two local attorneys who do not know my mother nor serve her best interests. In fact, this serves the best interest of the lawyers and Crowne nursing home which is a for profit business that depends upon money it gets from the estates, income and benefits of the elderly to remain in operation.

In fact Medicaid, a state and federal government institution, robs the elderly and their families of their assets and estates, and judges who make wrong calls serve to foster this robbery by their miscarriage of justice! My mother never wanted to be a permanent resident of a nursing home, and certainly not of Crowne nursing home. When a sound, reasonable and good decision was made to transfer my mother to a better nursing home, to Tyson, Crowne nursing home acted to have the transfer stopped, an act motivated by greed and certainly not in the best interest of my mother!

The elderly care system in Alabama is broken, as is the probate court system. To have a system where judges in charge of property are also the ones who control who will be one's guardian and conservator is about as corrupt as system as can be devised. Judges are lawyers and they pat each other on the back. Judge Reese McKinney, Jr., certainly did some back patting in my mother's case as a number of lawyers have profited from her illness, as have the institutions they serve. The only way to correct this is to reform the system such that every citizen may designate and appoint their own guardian and conservator.

In my mother's case I am the person she nominated to be her guardian and conservator. This was a wise, responsible and sound decision. It is borne out by the fact I have set through three operations with my mother and have made life saving decisions for her on numerous occasions. If fact, my mother would be dead if it were not for me. I am the one who decided to have her tube fed and who authorized blood transfusions which saved her life. I am the one who called 911 when she passed out and would certainly have died sitting on the toilet locked in her bedroom one hot August night. I am the one who had the presence of mind to have a family dog which alerted me to the problem that something was wrong when my mother could not speak for herself and call out for help. Yet Judge Reese McKinney, Jr., in his infinite wisdom, ignored the fact that my mother has a loving, caring son who knows how to analysis and solve problems and has a proven track record of making decisions which have saved his mother's life.

Something is terribly wrong with a judge and a system which abuses, hurts and harms the elderly in the way as has been done in my mother's case. Therefore it is right and proper that I bring these facts to light, that I attempt to right the wrong which has been done by judges and back patted lawyers who certainly serve their own selfish interest more than they do my mother's interest. This is especially true given Judge Reese McKinney, Jr., and attorneys appointed by the Court to serve as guardian and conservator for my mother have never asked me what she wanted or why I believed they should honor her wishes, desires and directives. This failure to consult with me, the one person in the world who my mother designated to be her guardian and conservator prior to her stroke and incapacitation, speaks loudly of corruption, and points a shame on you finger at all who have failed to honor my mother.

It is important that other people recognize and understand what happened in my mother's case as the same fate may fall upo others in the future. In fact, there are probably many elderly who have been abused by the court and elderly care systems. Because they are not able to stand up and speak for themselves, a great injustice exists, magnified to high degree by the number of elderly who have been institutionalized and warehoused in nursing homes, their estates raided, their property taken away by the government and their income controlled by greedy lawyers.

Candy bar judges should no longer be permitted to reign supreme over our elderly citizens. Each person should be given power and control of their own lives to designate and appoint their own guardian and conservator. The laws must be changed so that Medicaid is not able to raid the estates of the elderly, taking away property which lawfully and rightfully belongs to families. We must have laws which recognize the rights of extended families and treat all family members with love, care and justice -- for otherwise the legal system serves to break up and destroy families!

My family has been destroyed. I attribute the destruction of my family to a corrupt elderly care system which involves judges, lawyers and for profit institutions which place themselves above families and family values. This does not mean I am angry at Judge Reese McKinney, Jr., LuAn Long, Ed Parrish or any one else who has participated in the atrocity which is the abuse of my mother and destruction of my family; rather, it means I will continue to do my duty, to honor my mother, and expose the injustice and corruption, that others may see the light and hopefully one day be spared the same cruel fate that has fallen upon my mother.

Many years ago I had the opportunity to meet and speak with Teddy Kennedy, Jr., Senator Edward Kennedy's son. He was introduced to me by Ms. Betty Fitzgerald, Montgomery's Goodwill Ambassador. Teddy spoke with me about how the elderly and persons with disabilities are being institutionalized and warehoused. He was fortunate coming from a wealthy family which endeavored to take care of its own and not fall victim to the stereotyping of people with disabilities. Having lost a leg to cancer as a child, he learned how to over come obstacles to his mobility. He said whenever there is an obstacle, when ever there is a barricade, steps to climb or buildings without easy access, then he views that obstacle as a challenge and meets that challenge with resolve, determination and persistence. It is these same qualities we must bring to the table and use to reform the elderly care system, not just in Alabama, but in America. For everywhere that there is an elderly person separated from family, in a nursing home, who has been made a ward of the state, there is an injustice and a challenge to right a wrong, to make reform, to do a better job than we are doing with respect to the health, care and welfare of our elderly.

That is my message to you, to everyone who will listen. Look what happened to my mother. See what is wrong with the elderly care system, with the laws which enable warehousing of the elderly and meet the challenge to reform the system upon all fronts! We must do this for our mothers, for our fathers, for our grandparents and for ourselves, to avoid that fate of one day being regarded as no more than garbage, sick, old, useless non-people to be made wards of the state and thrown in the damnation dumpsters of an antiquated elderly care system!

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New ideas often involve a synthesis of two or more separate concepts. K9 PAWS grew out of a personal awareness of the beneficial role canines play in the lives of people, as service dogs for the blind, for the police or for others who have a disability or impairment. Also the love and companionship that people have always shared with dogs was an inspiration. What better way to symbolize the bond between humans and their canine companions than through a series of colorful and graphic paw designs related to fighting disease, ignorance, prejudice and other social injustices!

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I urge all canine lovers to join Project K9 and to make usage of K9 PAW designs to champion your favorite cause. If you are a member of another dog club, perhaps you and your members could find a way to use K9 PAW designs to raise money for charity, by selling K9 PAW design items or auctioning them off at meetings or functions.

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I encourage everyone who sees the wisdom and value of K9 PAWS to embrace this idea enthusiastically. Together with our canine companions we can change the world and make it a better place for our children tomorrow!

Broken Elder Care System National Problem

Hello Terry Lynch,

I browsed through your Elder Rights Association website. Alabama seems to conduct business as if back in the dark ages. I live in Texas and atrocities against the elderly would also blow out the light of reason. However, I have found that the problem you bring to light is national and not just unique to Alabama.

I have been caring for my 84 yr old mother in end-stages of dementia, with physical problems, and requiring guarded care for 10 yrs. We have had 10 yrs worth of home health care agency helpers. This has been and still is a nightmare. The dereliction and incompetence in the home health care industry is a national disease of major proportions. There is not just incompetence but fraudulent practices as well. A shake down similar to what they just did in New York is needed nationwide. Reform of the system caring for America's elderly (in all settings) is critical and paramount.

A home health care performance study in 2003 showed Texas in last place. Texas also has the most home health care agencies of any other state in the entire nation. In Texas the home health care agencies are buttressed by the TDHS (Texas Dept of Humans Services) now known as the Texas Dept of Aging and Disabilities Services, as well as every politician and attorney from the local level, state level, all the way up to the federal level. The state merely licenses these home health care agencies then allows them to conduct business as they wish with poor to no oversight. Left to their own devices, these home health care agencies are plagued with ramped tardiness and absenteeism. There is also Medicare/Medicaid fraud being committed.

Just imagine a paraplegic laying in his/her bed (wet with urine and filled with excrement) alone at his/her home waiting for his home health care provider to show up in the morning to help clean, bathe, change, and then feed him/her. And then, just like we have experienced here at my house, someone might eventually show up 2-3-4 hours late. I wonder if the general public knows what kind of neglect and abuse is being committed against America's elderly right now by the workers that are entrusted and paid to care for the elderly?

So who is responsible for these atrocities against humanity? Not just the workers, but also the owners of these nursing homes and home health care agencies and other settings, and of course the state and federal agencies which license and certify these businesses but lack proper oversight, and last but not least are politicians at the local, state, and federal level.

Nursing home neglect and abuse has captured the national media coverage. But the public should also know what is going on in the home health care industry. You have to remember that there are many other settings where these workers can neglect and abuse these elderly patients such as nursing homes, in a private home receiving home health care services, in assisted living communities, in adult day care centers, as well as other settings.

I haven't even begun to put a scratch into my story, but I believe you get the picture. And the most horrible thing about this is that the government agencies and politicians and attorneys (in other words-the system) is covering up this mess.

There is abuse and neglect of America's elderly population. There is also Medicare and Medicaid fraud being committed to the tune of billions of dollars. America's elderly deserve better. And America's taxpayer's also deserve better.

Take care,
Paul Aleman
San Antonio, Texas

Dear Paul Aleman,

Thank you for your insightful remarks. We tend to agree that there is a huge problem facing the elderly population, a population which is growing in numbers every day. I have endeavored to shine some light upon the situation from my own personal experience. Hopefully in time others will begin to realize that the system is broken and needs to be fixed. But because huge sums of money are involved, and everyone from lawyers to nursing home operators and workers benefit from the corruption involved, it is going to take a big effort to correct the problem.

I have heard from others telling me just as you have that Alabama is not the only state where care of the elderly is a problem, that the scope of the problem is nation wide. It is certainly as big a problem as that of racial inequality before the Civil Rights movement, which is why I advocate an Elder Rights movement and started the Elder Rights association. I hope that over time others will embrace this idea and begin to work together to expose the atrocities, shine light upon the corruption and begin to bring about change to fix the broken system.

Unfortunately I don't know if this will happen any time soon to help those families in need now. This has destroyed my family and resulted in my having to move out-of-state to avoid being thrown out on the street. My home is being foreclosed upon and much of my property is going to be lost. People do not seem to know or care how having a family member with dementia and the way people respond serves to destroy families. Some even take advantage of the situation for their own profit, motivated by greed and indifference. Perhaps through networking and sharing our concerns with other over time we can each make a difference. You are invited to share these links with your friends and associated:

Elder Rights Association, ERA (this page)

ERA Membership

Dementia as a meme: A family in crisis

A Mother's Honor

Honor Thy Parents

Support This Site Stop Exploitation of the Elderly

Any additional information you would like to share with me in this regard would be appreciated. I am always interested in hearing the stories of others and their struggles. Thank you again for your informative correspondence. I hope and pray that others may hear the cries of those who have been locked away, who are being warehoused and exploited by the system and that shining a light on the terrible situation will bring about change for the better in time.

Best regards,
Terry Lynch

Elder abuse involves court corruption

On May 3, 2005 Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Eugene Reese ruled that LuAn Long and Ed Parish, Jr. would be required to convey a title for my home at 737 Maryether Drive to me. Although this was done, I was never sent any notice of this fact and notice of said court order sent by the court to my attorney of record, James Smith, was returned to the court.

I learned of this ruling in August when I went to Montgomery from out-of-state to visit with my dear Mother. Upon reviewing the ruling I also discovered that Judge Eugene Reese ruled that Crowne Health Care be paid $9,244.92; that the Probate Court of Montgomery which had taken away my mother's rights and made her a ward of the state of Alabama be paid $4,319.00 for court costs and expenses; that Long & Parish, P.C. be faid $9, 046.02 for suing me as their "reasonable" legal fee; and, that Darron Hendley, Esq. be paid $2,000.00 as Guardian Ad Litem for essentially putting his rubber stamp of approval upon these court actions.

It is my opinion that this amounts to the court paying itself and the lawyers involved for doing an act of injustice and exploitation of the elderly. I also assert that this is my mother's opinion also. My mother has not been given a fair trial or had her rights justly served by the candy bar judges of Montgomery, Alabama; rather, she has been exploited by the lawyers, the judges, the court and the nursing home where she has been made a prisoner against her will.

This is quite outrageous! That the courts can essentially pay themselves to take away my mother's rights, that lawyers can sue me, be ruled against, then turn around and collect some $9,244.92 in legal fees that my mother's estate would never have had to pay is down right theivery!

The lawyers and court should be ashamed of themselves for exploiting my dear mother in the manner they have. This is NOT justice, it is legalized exploitation of the elderly.

Every time that I have spoken with my mother about these matters she has indicated that she understands what I have conveyed and assured me that she had no hand in doing what the court appointed lawyers did to bring a case against me in her name. Of course she has no power to do anything because her entire life is now under the control of court appointed lawyers. They control her income, her money -- everything! Yet they have not even bothered to buy her shoes, clothing or any other essentials she may need. Nor am I ever informed of any medical treatments, surgeries or other actions taken in regard to my mother's health and welfare. She could die at any moment from the brain aneurysm that she has which has never been fully or properly evaluated as her neurologist requested be done almost two years ago, and I'd never even know it!

My mother is essentially a prisoner at Crowne Health Care; she has been made a slave of the system! She has been made a prisoner and a slave by the courts which have paid themselves handsomely to imprison and enslave her! This certainly is a violation of my mother's civil rights and her rights under the laws of the United States of America to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness!

That one elderly American citizen can have her rights and dignity so abridged by the courts of Alabama, means that not anyone is free across this land, for when the rights and liberty of one American are abused, then the rights of all Americans are abused!

This is an atrocity and the Courts of Alabama should be recognized as having committed this atrocity. They have essentially taken my dear mothers life, liberty and happiness away from her. This was actually done the moment said probate courts went against her stated wishes and directives and appointed LuAn Long and Ed Parish, Jr. as her guardian/conservator. My mother had no knowledge that this was being done; she was not allowed to be present in court at her hearing in these regards, and the probate court and judge who made this ruling have since been paid off to the tune of $4,319.00 for having made this ruling -- paid from my mother's own estate, something she would abhor and which is profoundly unjust! This is like beating an elderly person, stealing their money and locking them away from justice so they cannot report the crime!

Unto any who think my mother has been given justice I cry, "FOWL! Shame upon you!" The probate court and the civil courts of Montgomery, Alabama are corrupt. They have essentially locked my elderly mother up, made her a slave of the system, taken power and control of her money and paid themselves off in the process, giving a rubber stamp of approval for their fowl conduct, erroneously calling it justice when all it is is robbery, a form of legalized slavery!

There needs to be reform in how Alabama treats its elderly such that every person has a right to appoint their own guardian/conservator. To give judges the power of God in this respect is folly and foolishness! One has only to look at what the court and paid hired guns which call themselves "lawyers" have done to see the truth, that when you take away the love factor, when you take a loving, caring son out of the loop and let the lawyers and courts decide matters, you end up with exploitation, with a form of legalized slavery, where our elderly citizens are locked up and made to foot the bill of corrupt judges, lawyers and the nursing homes which imprison them!

My dear mother has essentially been kicked while she is down by the lawyers and the courts who have played with her life like it is a game! I wish to go on record as denouncing these corrupt, greedy people and cursing the role they have played in the exploitation of my dear mother! God be damn unto you all and may you rot in hell for your evil deeds!

Now should you think this is a profound denunciation, you should note that my mother's husband, Lt. Col. Leonard P. Lynch, my father, was a US Army officer and I learned how to properly reticule and scorn from the good examples he set in these regards! Were he alive I assure all concerned that he would bury you with a scorn so dark that mine looks like the sunshine! Shame, shame, shame upon all who have so exploited my dear mother and would have anyone think they have done justice!

The courts of Alabama and the lawyers who play their games may rest assure that I don't by the crap that spills from their mouths or from their benches! There is no dignity nor any justice in locking my dear mother away, in making her as a slave, which is essentially what has been done. This has been done through lies, deceit and the down right stealing of my dear mother's integrity, dignity and even the taking of her mentally retarded child, Larry, from her side.

It is especially insulting and exploiting of my dear mother, that the lawyers which the court appointed to safe guard my mother let her child, Larry, be taken to another state and hostile relatives act to gain control over his life; that these court appoint lawyers did nothing to have Larry returned to Alabama where he has been a resident for the majority of his life. This is proof positive that the courts of Alabama and those it appointed to be guardian/conservator of my mother have acted with negligence, with disregard for my mother's mental health, care and welfare, for their own selfishness interest; i.e., that they may continue to represent her until the day she dies and pay themselves for said representation even though it is NOT in her best interest.

When you have a system that is setup to pay lawyers and indeed, to pay the court, for taking away people's rights and making them wards of the state, then the freedom and liberty of all citizens is in jeopardy of being lost to the very courts that are setup to provide justice. The system must be reformed to correct this Peter rob Paul to pay John principle. There simply cannot be justice when the court can rob the elderly of their rights, enslave them in institutions, and rob their estates blind to pay judeges, lawyers and the courts, themselves!

I urge everyone who reads this to contact their state representatives to change the law in Alabama that every citizen can appoint their own guardian/conservative; that this law be retroactive to cover all elderly who have been confined in a nursing home in Alabama such that the powers of attorney and/or health directives they had in effect at the time a court may have abridged their rights by appointed a guardian/conservator be given present and perpetual standing under the law! To do anything less is to have made my mother a slave, to have sentenced my mother and other elderly citizens in Alabama to a life in prison, that prison being nursing homes that are locked and from which for all practical purposes they are barred from leaving.

Terry Lynch
11 Sept. 2005 For my mother as her attorney-in-fact for life!

Elderly are not property, not slaves!

Twenty-four elderly burn inside bus

PHOTO (c) 2005 by KTVT

Twenty four elderly burned to death inside bus while being transported in Texas. This is how our elderly are being treated like property that can be hauled around and destroyed by a corrupt and broken elderly care system.

Elderly care system up in flames!

The elderly care system in America is broken! In states like Alabama and Texas it is not only broken, it is corrupt to the very core! What happened to a group of elderly being transported in Texas is a prime example of what is wrong with the elderly care system.

These elderly persons were being transported to escape the approach of hurricane Rita. What does one do when a threatening storm approaches? Should they stay in Houston and weather the storm or run for the hills? Which is more dangerous, hunkering down during the storm or bumper to bumper traffic as hundreds of thousands flee Houston?

Already more people have died in the evacuation of Houston and the Texas coast than died in 1983 when hurricane Alicia hit. That storm killed 21 people. At least 24 elderly people were killed when the bus they were being transported in caught fire and exploded on a Dallas freeway.

These elderly people did not have any choice in the matter, they were ordered and directed to get on that bus and evacuate, to put themselves in a highly risky situation, one which resulted in their deaths. In fact, these elderly people were moved like property, moved like cattle, put on that bus and carted away, without them having any say in the matter.

Moving elderly people on oxygen tanks via bus is a highly risky enterprise, one which requires a degree of personal supervision and training that is not always available and which should also involve proper ventilation of the bus and insolation of oxygen tanks with space age materials to insure that they are safe guarded as well as possible from fire and explosion in the advent of a minor accident. For you see what led to the deaths of these 24 or more elderly persons was a minor accident which exploded into a major tragedy due to the incompetence and utter neglect of those who were transporting the elderly.

Quite often major accidents and big disasters occur as a result of a chain of smaller events. When the levees broke in New Orleans resulting in the deaths of hundreds of people, it was as a result of poor planning and often down right neglect, people not taking the proper action in the face of an emergency situation, as in the case of the nursing home residence who were left to drown like rats when the flood waters rose.

Twenty-four elderly people burned to death inside bus

PHOTO (c) 2005 by CNN

The shell of a burned out bus where 24 elderly parished in horrifying flames, a symbol of the corruption, exploitation and broken elderly care system!

The way our elderly are being treated and the dangers and risks they are being exposed to by inadequate, under funded, under staffed and badly administered systems becomes highlighted during times of natural disaster. God forbid that a fire or tornado should ever hit the nursing home where my own mother has been made a prisoner against her will in Montgomery!

We as loving and caring people need to reconsider how our elderly are warehoused, how their rights are denied, how they are exploited by the system, not only during times of natural disaster and emergency, but every day of the year! What is happening to our elderly parents and grandparents through a corrupt, exploitive elderly care system may one day happen to us, unless we reform the system today while we are still young and can stand up for our rights against courts and candy bar probate judges who have no more right to be determining the fate of our elderly than they do to determine the fate of lost animals.

Simply put, our parents and grandparents are not property. Yet in Alabama we allow probate court judges to determine their fate like they are property! This is a form of legalized slavery, a carry over from the days when blacks were put in chains and made to labor for their white masters. Today it is the elderly locked away, their estates put to work for the same white masters, judges, lawyers and administrators who take power and control of their money for their own selfish, greedy benefit.

I call upon all freedom loving people everywhere to rise up and protest the enslavement of our elderly by the probate courts of Alabama! Put an end to the enslavement of our elderly! Emancipate our elderly from the corrupt probate courts of Alabama! PEOPLE ARE NOT PROPERTY!

People are made in God's images and when you remove the love factor and start treating them like property, you sign their death warrant, you put them in highly risky situations, with accidents waiting to happen, and no one who loves them around to save their lives!

Terry Lynch
23 Sept. 2005

Nursing homes specter of death and disease

Elderly Warehoused Here. Biohazard Alert!

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Risk of infection is greatest at nursing homes and hospitals. Warehousing elderly who have weak immune systems is a form of elder abuse! Stop warehousing elderly Americans!

Unfortunately nursing homes and hospitals are one of the most unsafe environments for sick and elderly people. This is especially true in impoverished states like Alabama where nursing homes depend upon a policy of exploiting the elderly to enable their subsistence.

I became aware of how dangerous nursing home are, and how unhealthy hospitals are, as a consequence of my own dear mother's situation. She was contaminated by bottle fly larvae after being admitted to the emergency room of a local hospital; then, while confined against her will and expressed desires at a local nursing home has suffered one illness after another, said nursing home even posting warning notices upon its doors about contagious disease.

A large part of the problem seems to be that staff and personal do not wash their hands before having contact with each patient, thus transmitting germs from one person to another. A recent ABC 20/20 special focusing upon germs (Germs, The Dirty Dozen, Myths, Lies and Straight Talk, Oct. 14, 2005) in hospitals pointed out this fact, that health care facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes are among the most unsafe places due in great degree to the fact that there are no standard operating procedures in place to contain and limit infection or require the degree of cleanliness that is needed to contain infectious disease.

Many of our elderly would be much better off in home care situations with daily care being provided by daily nurse visitations and family members trained and educated in how to deal properly with our most loved parents and grandparents. Yet in Alabama no great effort or resources are spent to help educate family in regard to how to care for our elderly; rather the policy is to warehouse the elderly and raid their estates for every cent that can be had, taking power and control over Defense Department annuities, VA benefits, Social Security benefits and even suing family members to take away homes and personal property.

With many military retired persons facing the same prospects as my mother, retired military persons need to know how the system in Alabama and other ecomonically deprived states is designed to exploit the elderly, especially if you are retired military! That great benefits package you are sitting on may spell your doom as corrupt institutions will seek to profit from your annuity and benefits, robbing you of everything you have sacrificed your entire life for in defense of our great nation. The fact this is being permitted in America is outrageous and every retired military person should be up in arms protesting this atrocity!

I can speak of this truthfully from experience as this is exactly what happened in my own dear mother's situation. She has been exploited by the system which has made a virtual slave out of her, exploiting her and locking her up in an environment where she is actually more susceptible to disease and illness than she would be in a private home. This goes against her own expressed health care directives and is an indicator of just how utterly corrupt, ignorant and unjust is the elderly warehousing system that exists in Alabama.

I urge all who have an elderly parent or grandparent to press their representatives for legislation which would allow every citizen to appoint their own guardian/conservator that there will be a loving family member to insure that health care directives are followed instead of ignored, as has happened in my own mother's case. The way things are I now have to risk my own life with every visit to my dear mother, running the gauntlet of infectious diseases in an elderly warehouse where regularly residents die and everyone is a walking specter of death.

Terry Lynch
15 Oct. 2005

Rosa Parks taught us all to take a stand!

America will not be free until all Americans, black and white, rich and poor, including the elderly, enjoy the right to appoint their own guardian/conservator!

America will not be free until all Americans, black and white alike, rich or poor, including the elderly, are free to appoint their own guardian/conservator!

Rosa Parks may be dead, but during her life she inspired all Americans to stand up for their rights and dignity.

Many people are not aware of how as an elderly black woman Rosa Parks continued to struggle to maintain her dignity. There were those who sought to exploit her for their own financial gain. Her name was used without permission by OutKast as the title of a song. Someone even sought to auction the domain name www.rosaparks.com.

Our elderly continue to be exploited, especially in Alabama. Did you know that no one in Alabama, black or white can specify who their guardian/conservator will be? That means if you are a black person or poor, a rich, white probate judge can take away control of your entire estate, your home, your income, everything, and give power and control of your whole life to rich, white lawyers!

This is exactly what occurred to my dear mother, La Faye S. Lynch. She has been exploited by the corrupt elder care system in Alabama. This has involved white judges, lawyers and nursing home administrators and workers. She has basically been treated worse than if she were black. In fact, apparently being an elderly person in Alabama dooms you to a form of exploitation worse than any civil rights abuse.

My dear mother is now a virtual prisoner, a slave. If we as free, loving, caring Americans want to do justice to Rosa Parks' memory we must stand up together and demand that the law be changed that every person in Alabama, black or white, rich or poor, may specify and designate their own guardian/conservator.

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Until the people of Alabama rise up and together change the law so that probate judges can no longer treat people like property, treat people like slaves, then everyone in Alabama will be no better off than they were before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man. We all have had our seats as elderly citizens taken away by the power and control granted to probate judges! This is an outrage which should arouse all citizens to cry out that their rights be restored!

As I mourn the passing of Rosa Parks I pray that my mother will one day be set free from her enslavement, that the people of Alabama will see the light and stop the exploitation of elderly Americans. This is an opportunity for Alabama to step out of the past into the future that all our people, regardless of race, economic status or age be granted the right to determine who will be their guardian/conservator should God grace their lives with longevity.

Terry Lynch
25 Oct. 2005

Elderly are exploited by a corrupt system

Dear Editor:

I love the probate courts of Alabama. They are ruled by such wise and honorable judges. They collect money through the licensing of automobile tags, property taxes and court costs and can do no wrong! And if you believe this you must be living on Mars!

I have never experienced such hypocrisy and corruption as was exhibited by Judge Reese Mc Kinney, Jr., in his handling of my mother's hearing to appoint a guardian/conservator. This candy bar judge appointed non-relative lawyers who sued me in an effort to gain power and control over my home, an action which has had dire consequences. Then I discover that he sat on the Board of Directors of Jackson Hospital, the same hospital which treated my dear mother after her stroke on Aug. 28, 2003. It is very possible my mother had reason for filing a malpractice claim against Jackson Hospital for events which happened during the three weeks that she was a patient. Montgomery County Probate Court Judge Reese Mc Kinney, Jr. certainly should have recused himself from my mother's case as to not do so served the interest of Jackson Hospital and Crowne Nursing Home where she was transferred upon the recommendation of a physician at Jackson Hospital.

Since being at Crowne my mother has not been under the care of a geriatrics specialist. Nor has she received the proper care as expressed in health care directives she signed; having been denied access to her own private physicians or expressed consent of the singular loving and caring family member she assigned to be kept informed of any recommended or required medical treatments. All her money from her Defense Department annuity, the VA and Social Security has basically been stolen (legal thievery, perhaps, but theft none the less) by those given power and control over her assets. The Court was paid over $2,000.00. The lawyers have been paid over $10,000.00. Crowne has been paid a small fortune! This amounts to highway robbery and enslavement of an elderly person!

It was my decision to transfer my dear mother to Tyson nursing home where she could have access to better physical therapy and be under the care of a geriatrics specialist. Within twelve hours of presenting Crowne nursing home with a transfer notice they asked the Court to stop this transfer, as if somehow my mother would not be better off at Tyson. The fact is, Tyson is a better care facility, a number of elderly have been transferred from Crowne to Tyson over the years and Crowne is losing money to Tyson as anyone in their right mind would chose Tyson over Crowne, having made a visit to and inspection of both facilities.

I hereby request that the Montgomery Probate Court transfer my mother from Crowne nursing home to Tyson nursing home, that this be done immediately. I further request that an investigation be made with respect to the manner in which my dear mother has had her rights abused by the Court and by Crowne nursing home. I submit and publish this request in the public forum, that the public may be made aware of the abuse and exploitation that has been done upon my mother and that all state officials who have the power and control in regard to these matters may step in and take action to insure that my mother's legal rights are not abridged.

I ask that any lawyers interested in justice contact me to pursue a malpractice and/or other claim against those parties who have been involved in corrupt, exploitative processes; that any proceeds from said actions be assigned to a trust for my dear mother. It is time that the public know what is happening with our elderly parents and stand up against those who are playing God with their lives, to end the discrimination, abuse and exploitation!

Terry Lynch
12 Nov. 2005

Special Campaign: Ditch Reese!

Wanted: Resignation of Reese McKinney, Jr.

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Everyone is asked to join the movement calling for the immediate resignation of Reese McKinney, Jr., Probate Judge of Montgomery, County, Alabama. Please sign the petition and help circulate Wanted Posters calling for resignation of Judge Reese McKinney, Jr. before he hurts more people and destroys more families with his unjust rulings and corruption. Thank you!

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This man has no more business being a Probate Judge than Satan has being king of Heaven! Get your "Ditch Reese Vote Democrat" bumper stickers and other Ditch Reese items today and help Ditch Reese!

Help defeat and ditch Reese McKinney Jr. in 2006! Restore justice to the Montgomery County Probate Court! Send a message loud and clear that it is not acceptable to warehouse elderly citizens nor to attempt to censor and silence advacates for the elderly and helpless by endeavoring to have them declared insane!

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Elderly Citizens

In Montgomery County, Alabama, the 2006 election will determine the next Probate County judge. Judge Reese McKinney, Jr. (R) is up for re-election. Everyone is urged to vote AGAINST Probate Judge Reese McKinney, Jr., who has imprissoned La Faye S. Lynch, an elderly woman, against her will and made her a virtual slave of the State of Alabama without permitting, recognizing or demanding her right to appear in court at her own hearing to determine her fate!

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This man has no more business being a Probate Judge than Satan has being king of Heaven! Get your "Shame on Reese Vote Democrat" bumper stickers and other Shame on Reese items today and help Ditch Reese!

It is cruel and inhumane for a Probate County Judge to declare any person a ward of the state and not permit that person to be present at their own hearing. The reason for this is that non-appearence results in other people lying, presenting false testimony and/or other acts which can deceive the court, which is exactly what happen in the hearing to determine the fate of La Faye S. Lynch.

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Judge Reese McKinney, Jr. also signed a document to have Terry Lynch, the son of La Faye S. Lynch and creator of this site, arrested in the middle of the night by police who came to his home, hand-cuffed him and took him to the emergency room at Baptist Hospital, South, in Montgomery, Alabama. Lynch was then given a complete medical examination agaist his will, forced to sign documents and to submit to involentary imprisonment for the purpose of a bogus mental examination at Meadhaven. Lynch was then kept locked up in this facility until a commitment hearing could be held; he was found competent and released after being forced to appear in court in chains and binded by hand-cuffs, despite the fact that Lynch has no history of mental illness and had NEVER done any harm to any person in his life.

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Lynch has concluded this was done to cause defamation and to prejudice the court against him that relatives could gain custody of his mentally retarded brother, Larry Lynch, acquire his government benefits of over $10,000.00 per year! Also by making La Faye S. Lynch a ward of the State of Alabama, this enabled non-relatives to become guardian/conservator, to then raid her estate, and gain power and control of her government benefits of over $40,000.00 per year, plus seek to get the family home. These collective actions by the court resulted in the destruction of the Lynch family and the loss of its home.

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Given the fact that Reese McKinney, Jr., participated in this miscarrage of justice and abuse of human rights and continues to sit upon the bence as Probate Judge in Montgomery County, Alabama, Lynch hereby urges everyone to vote against this corrupt official who is a family destroyer and has acted with incompetence, prejudice and utter ignorance to hurt, harm and destroy Lynch's family. No such person should be a judge or serve in public office! In this regard it should be noted that Lynch is also the author of many letters which have expressed political opinions that are liberal and progressive in nature; that the attempt by Reese McKinney, Jr. to incarcerate Lynch by throwing him into a mental institution upon trumpted up charges may be viewed as an attempt to censor Lynch, to destroy his reputation as an advocate for the poor, for black people and for those less fortunate people, and to hurt and harm all who dare to stand up for the rights of the elderly and mentally challenged people!

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"Ditch Reese! Family Destroyer!" is a speical issue design, one of a series of "No More Candy Bar Judges" designs related to court corruption and warehousing of the elderly, created to inform the public with regard to the ignorance of this particular judge and how he has acted to abbridge the rights of three people, one an elderly woman, the other her mentally retarded son and the third an out spoken advocate for the rights of the elderly and mentally challenged! If this is an issue in which you are interested please purchase "Ditch Reese! Family Destroyer!" or other "No More Candy Bar Judges" design items and help make people aware of the fact that this judge does NOT have the best interest of the elderly or their families in mind!

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Please note that all proceeds from the sale of "Ditch Reese! Family Destroyer" and "No More Candy Bar Judges" designs will be used to support this site and make people aware of how the judicial system in Alabama has been corrupted by foolish, candy bar judges (so termed given they have been out in the sun so long their good senses have melted like sun baked chocolate) and utter ignornace, incompetence and the greed of public officials and elder care institutions!

Terry Lynch
22 April, 2006

Flush Reese

A new campaign has been created to empower the people of Alabama. The people of Alabama are being asked to "Fluse Reese Down The Toilet" for playing God with the lives of elderly citizens.

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Montgomery County Auto Tag Judge Playing God With Elderly's Lives

It is literally insane that Probate Court judges in Alabama, the same judges which issue auto tags, would have power and control over the lives of all citizens should they become incompetent. In the case of my own dear mother, La Faye S. Lynch, Judge Reese McKinney Jr., declared her a ward of the State of Alabama. He did not even hear testimoney from her own private doctors or neurologists. He did not hear testimoney from her own private lawyers. This amounts to a very serious abuse of civil rights and liberties. It is a miscarriage of justice to be treating the elderly like property, like auto tags, in Alabama. Therefore I call upon all the citizens of Alabama to "Flush Reese Down The Toilet." This man should not be serving as a judge with power and control over the lives of the elderly in Montgomery, Alabama. Yes, this is an insult to the corrupt, exploitive and injust system that exists in Alabama. What better way to insult all who are participants in this corrupt system then to flush them down the toilet!

If you would rather make a more dignified protest, I urge that you take the following action:

  1. Stop paying auto tag taxes in Alabama -- or when you do pay your auto tax put a bumper sticker on you car related to how the elderly are being exploited. This will make of protest of auto tag judges having power and control of the elderly.

  2. Urge everyone in the military NOT to retire in Alabama! The system in Alabama preys upon retired military and their families who enjoy good benefits and income paid by the Department of Defense and VA. By permitting Probate Court judges to have power and control over elderly of military families and retired military, the corrupt judges and lawyers can get power and control of all these federal monies. This is exactly what happened to my dear mother and to other retired military families. Hence military families should not retire in Alabama.

  3. If you are a military family or retired military in Alabama, relocate. Find a state that will allow you to specify, designate and appoint your own guardian/conservator. If you do not do this you risk losing EVERYTHING that you have worked your whole life for because the probate judges in Alabama have ultimate power and control. This will also effect your children. Hence you should seriously consider relocating out of the state of Alabama and tell all you associates to do the same.

  4. Call for the closesure of ALL military bases in Alabama. The military should not operate in states which have probate laws that exploit the elderly of military families. This is a very serious issue. The State essentially becomes a terrorist when it preys upon the lives of the elderly and retired military families. We are fighting a war of terrorism, yet the actions of the probate courts in Alabama have a worse effect upon the lives of soldiers, their families and their children then do terrorist. How can a war on terrorism be justified when right here in America, in Alabama, corrupt Probate Court judges are raping, robbing, exploiting and destroying the lives of military families and their children! It is a great injustice which demands that the laws be changed or that the military stop supporting the various states which have such archiac and prejudicial laws. If those in power in Alabama and other states realize that the military community considers this such a serious issue that they will not want to base operations in Alabama, you can be sure that this would force action to be taken to change the laws with respect to everyone being allowed to specify, designate and appoint their own guardian/conservator. That this cannot already be done is one more reason to FLUSH REESE DOWN THE TOILET!

  5. Send a letter to your state representatives in the State of Alabama legislature asking that the law be changed so that you can specify, appoint and designate your own guardian/conservator.

  6. Contact your national representatives in the US Congress and ask that they support an amendment to the US Constitution that will protect the civil rights and liberties of the elderly, such that in ALL states citizens can specify, designate and appoint their own guardian/conservator and that the civil rights of the elderly may not be abridged by the respective states.

  7. Organize protests at the State Capital in Montgomery, Alabama, to call for new laws to protect the civil rights of the elderly that they may specify, appoint and designate their own guardian/conservator.

  8. Get your church or other civic organization involved in the elderly rights issue so that the laws may be changed to permit everyone to be able to specify, designate and appoint their own guardian/conservator.

  9. Review the various designs on this site and purchase gifts and apparel to help promote the rights of the elderly and related political action. Proceeds will be used to support this site and continue to raise awareness with respect to the critical issue of the elderly and how their lives, families and estates are being exploited and destroyed by the broken and corrupt elder care system in Alabama and other states.

Alabama Treats Elderly Like Toads!

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In Alabama The Elderly
Have No More Rights Than A Toad!

Because probate judges in Alabama have ultimate power and control over all elderly and those who are incapacitated, people are treated like property, like such lowely animals as toads. When people realize that the laws in Alabama are treating the elderly like toads, then maybe the people will rise up and demand that the laws be changed!

It is a myth that family members do not love and care for their parents. In Alabama a situation has been created where Probate Court judges can play God with everyone's lives, such that they can rape, rob, exploit and destroy families and their estates. Hence a situation has been created where LOVE in no longer a primary factor. Alabama is therefore treating its elderly like property, like toads!

The above design was created to draw attention to the fact that the elder care system in Alabama is broken and in need of great reform. In some cases established institutions need to be torn down, demolished and new family style living communities be established. Many current facilities are simply so out dated and antiquated that they are like prisons!

My dear mother, La Faye S. Lycnch, is currently a virtual prisoner in a nursing home in Montgomery, Alabama. She is in room #13 in Crowne nursing home. She is confined in a tiny concrete block room with the lights on 24/7, with constant noise and not even under the care of a geriatrics specialist. When I tried to have her transferred to Tyson nursing home where she might even have a private room and a geriatrics specialist, Crowne had its lawyers in Birmingham ask a judge to stop the transfer. Hence my dear mother is now a nursing home prisoner and I no longer have any legal authroity to say who will provide her care, despite the fact that this was her wish and expressed desire.

Hence if it seems that my statements and designs are dramatic and profane, it is because I view my dear mother's wishes and desires as having been ignored; that those who have decided to play God with her life have essentially done so for their own profit and benefit without care or concern for what the consequences may be. One of those consequences is that I will use all my talent, ability and means to protest such indignation and corruption until a change in the system has been effected.

It is my intent to bring down all those who are in power; to rectify the injustice which has been done; to expose the corruption; to rectify the law and to reform the elder care system in Alabama. I ask everyone who is in sympathy with my purposes to join with and to support me. Buy my various promotional gifts and apparel. Help raise awareness. Start talking to others about the problem of how to care for our dear parents and grandparents. Put your heart into this issue.

The more money I can raise then the more power I will have to effect a change. When the Montgomery County Judge Reese McKinney Jr., declared my dear mother a ward of the State of Alabama it had a far reaching effect. This esentially destroyed my dear mother's family. Hundreds of thousands of dollars were lost; our home was lost; vertually everything that my parents had worked and sacrifised their whole lives for was lost. It will take time and effort to recover from this injustice. I am therefore asking everyone who happens to read this to please help. Buy the designs I have created to help raise awareness. Or if you would like, please commission me to make you a special design upon gifts and apparel. If you have a good idea for a design related to the elder care issue and/or how we can express love, respect and honor our parents or grandparents, please let me know. I'll make an appropriate design so that everyone may purchase gifts and apparel and help support this worthy cause.

Thank you for your help and support!

Elderly Woman Made Virtual Slave

It is my position that my dear mother, La Fays S. Lynch, has been made a virtual slave in the State of Alabama to enable her exploitation by a corrupt elder care system. By virtual slave I mean that the products of her life and labor, her income, benefits and assets, have been taken power and control of by person that she did not nominate, assign, designate or otherwise entrust, such that she is being exploited and essentially made a prisoner.

In regards to my dear mother's situation I would like everyone who hears about this to note that I did not have any part in permitting this injustice to be done to my dear mother. I am the person my dear mother designated to be her guardian/conservator. However, in Alabama the law allows a Probate Judge to designate who will be one's guardian/conservator. An individual can only "nominate" who they would like to be their guardian/conservator.

In my mother's initial Power of Attorney which she wrote and edited herself, she specified that I should be her guardian/conservator in the event she should ever become incapacitated. This was done in 1995 long before she was diagnoised to have dementia in 2003. Yet the Montgomery County Probate Court did not grant my mother's wishes and assigned nonrelatives who have sensed profited to be my mother's guardian/conservator. The court has also profited in this regrad as has the care facility, one which I sought to have my dear mother transferred from when I became aware that they were not the best possilbe facility to be charged with my dear mother's care.

Because my mother's wishes expressed wishes have not been followed, I consider that she has been exploited by a corrupt elder care system, that she has been made a virtual slave of those who have profitted from her confinment. This is an appropriate anology as when one's freedom is taken away by others who come to serve as master, one is then enslaved.

In every respect my mother is now a virtual slave of a corrupt elderly care system which is structured to exploit the elderly, to benefit and profit from raiding the income, assets, benefits and every aspect of the estates of the elderly. I have sought to prevent such exploitation whereas other hostile and selfish relatives who have benefited have sought to enable this exploitation. Some may agree with me; others may not. But I stand firm in my resolve to shed a light upon this issue and to stand up as an advocate for the rights of the elderly in America who are being exploited by a broken elder care system.

Anyone who agrees with me is welcome to help by empowering me with the means to fight and change the system, with the means to expose the corruption, with the means to bring to justice those who are involved with the exploitation of the elderly and the means to raise awareness with regard to issues involving the health, care and rights of the elderly in America. This is why I have made it very easy for anyone who agrees with me to make a donation in this respect.

For any who doubt for a single moment my purpose and intent, I will make it quite clear. I intend to rock the boat, to NOT enable those who have imprisoned my dear mother and made her as a virtual slave for their own profit and self serving purposes to get away with their highway robbery and systematic exploitation. I intend to put them out of business!

How will this be done? Simply by telling the truth. Whether this involves bringing forth charges and prosecuting claims, whether this involves prompting investigations to reveal corruption, or whether this involves using the media, including the Internet and promotional campaigns, I intend to simply tell the truth and thus shine a light so bright that it will reveal unto all the truth. For you see, it is through the truth and the public outcry this will generated, that corruption will be eventually brought to an end.

My intent is simply to tell the truth and thus set right what has been done wrong upon all fronts. I intend to expose the corruption and bring forth justice simply by telling the truth, that all may see for themselves what has been done. This is called enlightening the public, for it is through such enlightenment that others will see and cry out that action be taken to stop the exploitation of elderly Americans, be it by judges, lawyers, hostile relatives or corrupt elder care systems.

Certainly there will be those who would like to silence and/or discredit or defame me. This has already been attempted. Those who are profiting from the exploitation of my dear mother do not like the fact that I will not go along with their schemes, that I see their lies for what they are, selfishness and greed -- even jealousy that they are not so loved! I am not so easily deceived as may be judges or lawyers who have been lied to and manipulated via deception, clever schemes and scams. This is because I happen to know the truth and to also know what is in my dear mother's heart. For this reason I continue to be her strongest advocate now as she lives and will remain so long after she has left this good earth and is in the arms of God.

It is for these reasons that I reveal the truth, that my dear mother has been made a virtual slave by the corrupt elder care system that exists in Montgomery, Alabama. She has been bought and sold into slavery by those corrupt dealers in elderly care, by the judges and lawyers who have done their bidding, by all who have participated in this process of enslavement. It is a form of slavery to warehouse the elderly when this certainly was NOT their wish or directive!

It is my intend, should any wonder what I am about, to emancipate my dear mother and all who are in similar situations of enslavement. This shall be done by working to shine a light upon the enslavement, upon the exploitation of the elderly when and wherever this might occur. For it is through this revelation that in time other will join in the cry to "set my people free!"

Thus I wish to thank any and all who will contribute to my efforts and make a donation to help me shed a light upon elder abuse, exploitation and the corruption of the elder care system in America. Your contributions will give me the power and means to rock the boat, to bulk the system, to shed a light upon the darkness, evil and corruption which exists in the elder care system. In time if enough people join with me we will each be as a candle and our light will illuminate the darkness and bring truth, that the truth thus revealed will change the system and put an end to "business as usual" which as it now stands means exploitation of the elderly by care providers and institutions to, in effect, "milk the system" for all they can get to fill their own pockets.

You may help shed light upon cases of alleged abuse and exploitation of the elderly by telling your story to everyone via the Cyber Alarm Forum. This is a public forum I have founded to enable everyone to share their experiences with respect to the corruption of the elder care system, that debate may be sparked and those charged with the care of the elderly given notice that they are no longer secure hiding behind their electric doors. One of the reasons corrupt systems are enabled is because no one cares, no one sees what is going on, and thus such systems are empowered by the billions of dollars they obtain through the raiding of the estates of the elderly! Corrupt elder care systems and providers are analogous to organized crime and the victims are the elderly, our parents and grandparents.

When the elderly are locked up and warehoused in institutions, they become largely invisible to the general public, such that they may be exploited and "milked" for all the money that the care providers may obtain from their estates. The elderly become but a financial resource for corrupt care providers. A see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil attitude prevails to enable corruption and its exploitation of the elderly. Thus the elder care system is broken and akin to slavery.

Are our elderly thus made as slaves? In the case of the broken elder care system I believe this is true, as the elderly often cannot speak for themselves. Often they have been declared demented or have other impairments. So the courts and everyone else may easily disregard them and treat them as animals, as nonhuman, as property, indeed as slaves, just so much rotting flesh waiting to die in a nursing home, the primay value and worth being how much money they can be "milked for" by their care providers. This is a great travesty of justice, an insult to our parents, an act of inhumanity and cruelty which must be exposed when and wherever it occurs.

This situation may only be rectified by telling the truth, by bringing to light the injustice that is done. A total reformation of the elder care system in America is necessary. The whole idea of warehousing the elderly needs to be examined. In home care by hospice and other in home care services needs to be considered as alternatives to antiquated nursing homes. Changes in the law with respect to elder rights and issues need to be examined and reformation needs to be made that the elderly are not so easily exploited by corrupt care provider which have made a big business off of raiding the estates of the elderly.

It is towards these ends which I am working and ask everyone who shares my concern to join. Give whatever you can to help in this effort. Together we can begin to shed a light upon the broken and corrupt elder care system in America and take that first step toward reformation which is to expose the corruption. Thank you for your support and God bless you!

Terry Lynch
22 July, 2006

I Love Alabama

Yes, I still love Montgomery and the people of Alabama. Ours is a great and a beautiful state. Unfortunately the actions taken by the court and others have driven me from my home and from my beloved Alabama ... so I have produced these designs in exile and hope that they will be embrassed by all and work to promote love all over the land!

The design below features an original, vibrant red rose heart and is a great way for all the people of Alabama to empress pride, joy and love for our great state!

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I Love Montgomery

In the many years that my family and I have lived in Montgomery we have contributed much to the community. My grandmother, Sue Lynch, worked at Rosemont Gardens for many years and helped provide service to members throughout the community in need of floral arrangements for Valentine's Day, weddings, funerals and other occasions. My father, Lt. Col. Leonard P. Lynch, was the transportation officer in charge of moving the troops who protected and secured the civil rights marchers during the original Selma-to-Montgomery march. My Mother, La Faye S. Lynch, has been a long time resident of Montgomery who cherishes the people of her adopted town. She now is a resident in room 13 at Crowne nursing home, having been made a ward of the state against her wishes and clear directives.

Montgomery has been good to me and my family so I want to give something back to the community and to the people of Alabama. Thus I've created a series of design items which will allow everyone to express pride, joy and love in their city and state. Please purchase these items as a way to help save my home and show that you care about family values and that love which is a most cherished part of all our lives.

Click on pic to visit store and purchase these items

Click on pic to visit store and purchase these items.

Click on pic to visit store and purchase these items

Click on pic to visit store and purchase these items.

Click on pic to visit store and purchase these items

Click on pic to visit store and purchase these items.

Click on pic to visit store and purchase these items

Click on pic to visit store and purchase these items.

Click on pic to visit store and purchase these items

Click on pic to visit store and purchase these items.

Click on pic to visit store and purchase these items

Click on pic to visit store and purchase these items.

Elder Care Resources in Alabama

It is necessary to provide the best possible health and care for our elderly. This is a challenge which requires proper education and information for all concerned, especially family members who may not be experienced in giving care for an elderly parent or grandparent. There are many sources of information available, agencies and professional who can help. These resources are provided to help everyone provide the best possible health and care for their elderly family member or associate.

ElderLife Financial

Eldercare Locator

Alzheimer Association

Medicare & Medicaid Information

Official US Government Medicare Site

Compare Nursing Homes All nursing homes are not equal. In fact there are significant differences in the quality of care nursing homes are able to provide, especially on a national level. If you have a parent or grandparent in a nursing home you are encourage to compare nursing homes and to seek the best possible care facility, even if it means relocating your loved one to another state. For example, a search of nursing homes with in 25 miles of the Montgomery, Alabama area revealed 15 nursing homes, some for-profit, other not-for-profit; some with as many as 284 beds, others with as few as 54 beds. The number of staff, doctors, and quality of care of these various nursing homes may also vary. You are encouraged to visit an area nursing home. Most nursing homes will allow you to make an appointment and tour the facility with your loved one's best care in mind. Within 100 miles of Montgomery, Alabama a search revealed 125 nursing homes. Obviously if you are interested in quality long time care, you should not limit the search for a nursing home to a small area.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Click here to search for an NAELA certified attorney.

Care Management Resources

Elder Care Online ElderCare Online is a beacon for people caring for aging loved ones. Whether you are caring for a spouse, parent, relative or neighbor, we are committed to providing an online community where supportive peers and professionals help you improve quality of life for yourself and your elder.

Elder Care Forum Post questions, give answers, or share your experiences and tips and receive e-mail responses with our state-of-the-art message board.

Alabama and the Elderly via Yahoo

Central Alabama Aging Consortium Please see their mission statement and message from Irene Collins, Executive Director. Also see Creation of the Alabama Commission on Aging AKA The Alabama Department of Senior Services, a list of services which they provide and links on aging and related concerns. You may contact the CAAC at ageline@adss.state.al.us.

Raise Awareness With Video

You can help educate yourself and raise awareness with respect to Alzheimer's disease and dementia by watching these videos and/or making your own video productions related to the elderly and growing old. As the baby boomers approach the age of 60, more and more people will begin to exhibit the effects of growing old and losing their memories. This will become epedemic in the near future. The time to learn about the diseases of old age is now, while we can still think clearly and work for new laws to protect the rights and property of the elderly. The elderly are the present day SLAVES and VICTIMS of a corrupt and antiquated system which involves everyone from care providers to lawyers, judges and administrators of warehouses where the elderly are often neglected, abused and exploited for their money and estates!

You can begin to make a difference by becoming aware of the many ways the elderly are abused, exploited and turned into non-citizens by a corrupt elder care system. I, for one, am outraged with respect to how my own mother was made a virtual slave by the corrupt elder care system in Alabama. Since beginning this site I have leaned the situation is not much better in other states or nations. Our elderly represent a growing population which is often abused, victimized and exploited. Unfortunately this often involves their children and grandchildren who love them but simply do not know how to respond properly with love, compassion and cooperation to the bewildering and often misunderstood process of growing old.

Please help make yourself aware by watching these videos and making every effort possible to learn about what happens when people grow old and how we can help by making new laws to protect their rights and establishing new healt care systems which do not victimize the elderly or their families! This is vital and I hope everyone will take action now for it will be too late once you grow old and lose not only your memory and mind, but all your income, property and estate to those who exploit the helpless!

We need to tear down the old system of warehousing the elderly and build a new system based upon family, love, involvement and in-home care providers that is properly funded and administrated at all levels. This needs to include a system to properly educate family members and involve them in the health care process as much as possible. When families are destroyed by a process of corruption and exploitation of the elderly it does nothing but further victimize the elderly. We are the only ones who can help rectify this process and we must do it NOW because tomorrow we will be the elderly and our failure to correct the problem today, will make us the victims tomorrow!

Thank you for your attention. Enjoy and learn from these videos.

TAL
8 Jan. 2007


Larry Kidnapped. Exploitation of person with mental retardation is grave injustice.

Click on GONE VIRAL to view video Nursing Home Prisoner (The Song). A protest song written to be used by anyone who wishes to protest the corrupt elder care system and the warehousing of the elderly in America. Written in the tradition of the great protest songs in the hope that it may inspire others to protest the warehousing of the elderly, the tearing down and demolition of old, antiquated nursing homes and the establishment of modern systems of health care for the elderly which include state-of-the-art home health care and cooperation of family members as well as the courts such that each person may appoint their own guardian/conservator and make their own health care directives which must be followed by all parties.

Click on GONE VIRAL to view video Candy Bar Judge: A parody featuring Montgomery County Probate Judge Reese McKinney, Jr., who declared La Faye S. Lynch a ward of the State of Alabama against her wishes.

Click on GONE VIRAL to view video Nursing Home Prisoner: A campaign to make everyone aware of how the elderly are being warehoused in America.

Click on GONE VIRAL to view video The Broken Elder Care System: An appeal to reform the broken elder care system in America.

Click on GONE VIRAL to view video Part 1: Learn about dementias, including Alzheimer's disease and the brain problems involved. You may search YouTube for the sequeals to this informative lecture.

Click on GONE VIRAL to view video UCLA Dr. Gary Small - Alzheimer's Disease & Memory Loss/Memory Exercise ABC News Clip

Click on GONE VIRAL to view video Forget me not: A documentary on a patient with Alzheimer's disease

Click on GONE VIRAL to view video DAD Part One: A brother and sister struggle to come to terms with their father's illness.

Click on GONE VIRAL to view video DAD Part Two: A brother and sister struggle to come to terms with their father's illness. Click for more sequeals to this enlightening presentation. You may also search YouTube for other videos related to dementia.

Click on GONE VIRAL to view video On Oct. 13, 2003, Keller Williams realtor Gerard Growney removed his client, an elderly Alzheimer's patient, from his Michigan assisted living facility, and flew him back to St. Petersburg, FL. There, Growney took his client to Attorney Alan Watson. Watson assigned to himself Durable Powers of Attorney over his client's estate. Two weeks later, Watson rewrote his client's will, naming Growney and his girlfriend as beneficiaries of an estate worth $1.5 million.

Click on GONE VIRAL to view video Emergency guardianship hearing to protect elderly Alzheimer's patient from exploitation by a Keller Williams realtor.

Click on GONE VIRAL to view video More news coverage from WTSP in St. Petersburg, Florida regarding case of Alzheimer's patient.

Click on GONE VIRAL to view video An 87 year-old Texas woman bravely faced Alzheimer's disease by her husband's side. She now runs a support group sharing her wisdom and coping strategies with other families.

What Is The Answer?

What is the answer, how can the broken elderly care system in Alabama and other states be fixed? The only solution is to insure that every citizen can specify and appoint their own guardian/conservator, that this power be given to each citizen and not to the courts.

Further, every citizen's right to appoint a guardian/conservator must be extended to their dependents such that parents may be permited to specify who will be guardian/conservator for their children and/or dependents. Otherwise families may be torn apart by feud to gain power and control of children and/or dependents when a parent is incapacitated.

In tribute to my mother and her dependent, Larry, "The Answer Is Blowing In The Wind" is featured for your enjoyment.

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