Abandoned Elders Rescued in Ecuador

September 5, 2016 at 2:43 pm 1 comment


Wendy Jane Carrel with Diosalinda at rescue home in Chordeleg, Ecuador

Senior Care Specialist and health journalist Wendy Jane Carrel with Diosalinda at rescue home in Chordeleg, Ecuador

For those of you who haven’t seen it before, above is a photo of yours truly with Diosalinda. She led a terrible life of abuse by family before she was rescued by a home for abandoned seniors in Chordeleg, Ecuador four years ago. If I had funds, I would have adopted her. Such a gentle, loving, sensitive soul for all she endured.

Did you notice the Dios in the name Diosalinda? Dios = God in Spanish. At the end of her life she finally has peace, protection, and safety.


Please find below a link to my article at http://www.CuencaHighLife.com  on how impoverished and abandoned elders are rescued in Ecuador. It is far from complete, but it is based on site visits to almost every province in the country.

Abandoned and impoverished elders: A looming crisis in Ecuador and worldwide


Entry filed under: Aging, Ecuador, Ecuador Senior Care, Ecuador Senior Living, elder abuse, End-of-Life Care, Health & Wellness, Humanitarian Rescue Older Adults. Tags: , , , , .

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  • 1. Frank J.  |  September 5, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Another excellent article Ms Carrel. It saddens me to think of grown children abandoning those that raised them. God bless the nuns and caregivers that attend to the elderly.


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