March 15th, 2017 by David Triplet

One of the most overlooked and important jobs involves caring for the elderly.

People who look after senior citizens are normally kind, patient, and compassionate, and their work ensures that people’s loved ones are safe. Unfortunately, there is also an epidemic of elder abuse. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, around 10 percent of the elderly population has experienced abuse of some kind, whether it’s physical abuse, psychological or verbal abuse, sexual abuse, financial exploitation, or neglect.

Peter Carpenter, an 89-year-old WWII veteran, was the victim of his caretaker Susan Pell’s financial exploitation when she repeatedly stole money from his wallet.

The aging veteran’s children set up a camera to catch the thief after their father’s money kept disappearing. Pell was caught in the act and prosecuted.

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“I felt sick. Well, I felt devastated,” Carpenter said after seeing the video. He also said he would have loaned her money if he knew she needed it.

(via Liftable)

Pell was sentenced to 150 hours of community service and she had to pay back the money plus more in damages. She is no longer caring for the elderly.

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April 24th, 2016 by David Triplet

When WWII veteran and former jazz band member Edward Hardy developed dementia at age 95, he went to a nearby senior home to live and receive care. Lonely and afraid, the only thing he wanted to do was play the piano like he did in the old days. But without his old mates, there was no chance of that happening.

That’s when a worker at the facility decided to advertise on the Internet for a few other musicians to jam with him. The response they received is unlike anything he ever expected.

With over 80 musicians responding from all over the U.K., many of them have expressed interest in continuing to play with Hardy in the months and years to come. There are even those getting ready for a reunion concert with the first individuals he jammed with here!

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