Fayetteville, Ark., March 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Even if families have the means to pay for care, it can be difficult to find trustworthy, compassionate help who won’t rip them off or betray their trust. “Care delivery fraud is rampant,” says Jacklyn (Jacci) Ryana senior care advocate, consultant, speaker and author who points out that more than $37 billion is stolen every year by financial abuse of the elderly, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
His new book, CareGivers ScareTakers: exposing senior care fraud (Five Vines Press), is designed to help families hire reputable caregivers and avoid scammers. Ryan calls the latter “ScareTakers” and was shocked when she heard her father’s carer exclaim, “No one can take care of you like me, and you don’t need anyone but me!” She had taken thousands of dollars from her father.
The experiences of living for years dealing with an unscrupulous caregiver who was hired by one agency and later another agency and her unscrupulous caregivers for her mother led her to become an elder care advocate for research and write his book.
In the introduction to the book, she says, “I wrote this book to share my personal challenges and those of other adult children and horrible situations. This book can serve as a bridge to communication between you and your family. I want you to avoid or overcome difficulties. which I and others have experienced.”
In an interview, she can talk about:
- What you need to know and questions to ask the agency and caregiver
- The clues that a caregiver may be a scammer
- What happened when her father fell in love with her carer
- Why families need to have a care plan in place before a crisis strikes
- Ways to ensure a living wage for carers that benefits everyone
- His role in strengthening laws in his state to better protect vulnerable family members
A virtual book launch will take place March 9 at 3 p.m. Central when the e-book will be discounted. For membership information, email [email protected].
Praise of Jacklyn Ryan
“Jacklyn’s experience is definitely eye-opening and beneficial for older people. I think it will keep others unashamed to come forward if they make a mistake and prevent others from being victimized.” — Lt. Michael Lisenbee, pea crest Police Department.
“This book is about the various pitfalls of parenting described through real life stories and information on how to avoid these pitfalls. You need to understand the caregiver landscape in your state in order to steer your family to a safe space. You have need this book.” — Linda McDougallMA, HHP, CMT, author of The SPIRIT massage method for the elderly: raising the bar
About the Author
Jacklyn Ryan is a senior care advocate and United States Today and the wall street journal bestselling author featured in Success Mindsets: How the Best Entrepreneurs Succeed in Business and Life (leaders’ press). She appeared on her local ABC-TV affiliate.
Contact: Jacklyn Ryan, (479) 841-1900; [email protected]; www.caregiverscaretakers.com