For more than 30 years
Foundation Aiding the Elderly (FATE) has been providing FREE information,
counseling, advice, referrals and other resources to
those dealing with elder abuse or mistreatment.
Below are a selection of comments we have received
from families we have assisted:
My mother passed away in an Oregon nursing home under
terrible circumstances. I spent countless hours
contacting the oversight agencies to hold the facility
accountable only to hear that what happened to my mother
was "unfounded". I was ready to give up when I read
about FATE and contacted the office for help.
For the first time in months, I have been able to sleep
knowing that FATE is willing and able to advocate for my
family "giving us hope where we had none".
I will forever be indebted to FATE for
Laurie Jeandin, Phoenix, Oregon
Thank you for dedicating your life to helping
nursing home residents that can feel helpless.
One of the many reasons why we have so much respect for
FATE is because it is clear that FATE truly cares about
the individual person. FATE is an organization
built on a foundation of love for a family
member who experienced cruelty and neglect. FATE seems
focused on patient-centered quality care and quality of
life. Based on our research, no one else can make this
same claim. Thank you.
The Walsh Family, Belmont,
"Thank you for your continual advocacy for those who
have no voice. You are
an angel with a sharp
sword of truth and justice!"
Yuba City, CA
"Thanks to FATE for all the hard work and dedication to
the elderly. Carole was a total blessing
to me in every way when helping me with my mother who
had dementia. You will never know how many people FATE
has touched and how thankful we all are for the work you
Kathie Martinelli - Camino, CA
"During Christmas last year, I was having great
difficulty getting anyone to help me with issues with my
mother who was in a nursing home. FATE took the
time to listen, took action to help and got results.
FATE's work is so important and it is a blessing to have
FATE providing this vital and necessary service to the
Diana Fredrich - Livermore, CA
"I am so grateful for Carole Herman, and her dedication
in bringing attention to the overuse of black box drugs
in nursing homes. She is saving the lives of our
elderly loved ones."
"FATE saved my mother's life by arming me with
knowledge of Patients' Rights when my mother
was a patient in a nursing home. I was then able to get
her out of the facility and into an acute hospital where
she was treated for pneumonia, UTI and over medication
even though I had instructed the facility in writing
that my mother was not to have any antipsychotic drugs."
Beth Records - Branford, CT
||"I want to thank FATE for
saving my husband's life as I truly think that
is exactly what happened. After Carole helped me to get
my husband off antipsychotic drugs while in a nursing
home, within five days he was mentally almost back to
his normal self. He has no memory of the four months
while he was on the drugs in the facility. I hope to
bring him home soon. Thanks for all the time, energy and
many wonderful things FATE has done for so many people."
Sue Spriggs - Sacramento, CA
||"My family was at the end of
their rope. We had no where to turn and we did
not know our rights. The elder care available through
traditional methods was substandard at best. That's when
I called FATE. I would recommend this amazing
organization to anyone seeking protection for their
elderly and sick loved ones. Without FATE, the
end of my father's life would have been a tragedy. But
with FATE, and their invaluable services, the end was
filled with honor, respect and dignity."
- Charleston, SC
"Not only has FATE been a tremendous help to my husband
and me but the advice has taught us how to prepare our
children for our senior years.
I cannot begin
to thank FATE for making us feel as though we have done
everything humanly possible to provide our mother with
the care she deserves."
Bev Nesselrode -
"Thank you for all you do for so many
who cannot help themselves."
Rosemary Pulice -
"Thank you for investigating the facility where my
parents are living. I believe it was FATE's intervention
that I received an immediate response from the owner
after months of being ignored. The work FATE
does is critically important for families and loved
Mary Yakas - Canton, MI