recently released I Care A Lot, a movie which centers on a seemingly saintly entrepreneur who runs a thriving business as a court-appointed guardian for elderly individuals who can no longer manage their own care.
But there’s a catch: the character is systematically defrauding her vulnerable clients, conspiring with doctors and nursing home administrators to identify susceptible targets, seizing legal control of their lives, then auctioning off their assets to pay herself for her services.
The film has been a hit. According to Esquire.com, I Care A Lot vaulted into Netflix’s top 10, and its lead protagonist, Rosamund Pike, won a Golden Globe for her performance.
The exact nature of the scam that underpins I Care A Lot may be far-fetched, but the premise of elder financial abuse is grounded in reality and deserves far more attention and consideration. It continues…