No Country for Old People
All Home Care Matters was honored to welcome two remarkable individuals who are making an impact, Susie Singer Carter & Rick Mountcastle.
Susie Singer Carter is a multi-award-winning filmmaker, writer, director, producer, actor, podcast producer, host, and Caregiver Advocate. She is best known for writing, directing, and producing the 2018 Oscar Qualified short film, My Mom and The Girl starring Valerie Harper in her final performance, writing and producing “Bratz the Movie” for Lionsgate, and co-producing “Soul Surfer” for Sony. Susie recently wrote the screenplay, “RUN”, based on the book “Plain Jane” and is attached to direct.
Attachments: Leighton Meester & Rose McIver. Ms. Singer Carter also produces and hosts the podcast Love Conquers Alz – awarded BEST PODCAST 2020 by New Media Film Festival and is #4 on Feedspots’ 2022 25 Best Alzheimer’s Podcasts list. Susie is also the co-creator, co-writer, co-star, and director of the outrageous horror/comedy narrative podcast I Love Lucifer which was just nominated Best Audio Fiction 2023 by Indie Series Awards. She is currently producing a documentary, No Country For Old People, which centers on the Nursing Home Neglect and the systemic healthcare crisis responsible for it.
Producer Rick Mountcastle, portrayed in the Emmy-nominated Hulu miniseries “Dopesick” for his work as the lead prosecutor of Purdue Pharma, is a retired federal and state prosecutor who spent decades enforcing the rules, regulations, and laws governing the standard of care for nursing homes. Rick spent decades investigating and prosecuting misconduct in nursing homes. He led the criminal and civil prosecution of Abbott Laboratories for unlawfully promoting the use of its anti-epileptic, Depakote, to treat agitation in elderly dementia patients in nursing homes when there is no evidence of its safety and efficacy for such use and its main side effect is somnolence.
As a result, Abbott pled guilty to a felony and paid criminal and civil monetary penalties of $1.5 billion, while consulting pharmacy companies, Omnicare and PharMerica, paid civil penalties totaling more than $37 million. Rick was also the lead prosecutor of a private equity owner and its executives for fraud in the takeover and operation of a rural Virginia nursing home. The Miami-based owner/chief executive officer, the vice president of operations, and the facility administrator pled guilty to a RICO charge for failing to provide care to Medicare and Medicaid residents, defrauding vendors, and defrauding the nursing home’s employees by diverting funds withheld from paychecks for health care benefits.
About the Film “No Country for Old People”:
“No Country for Old People” is a critically needed documentary inspired award-winning filmmaker, Susie Singer Carter’s (Oscar Qualified “My Mom and The Girl” starring Valerie Harper, Soul Surfer) experience tackling the front lines of our broken Long Term Care/Nursing Home System while caring for her beloved mother who, despite best efforts, died July 17, 2022 from what was inarguably egregious nursing home neglect and abuse.
Susie really understands the power of storytelling. This film promises to pack a much-needed gut punch that will force the public to look at our health-care system that is literally collapsing around us.
Susie has partnered with former US Prosecutor and Attorney General, Rick Mountcastle (portrayed in the Hulu miniseries, “DOPESICK”), who spent years investigating and prosecuting nursing homes chains for fraud. She has attracted an impressive list of the most respected and staunch advocates to contribute to the film. The film is fiscally sponsored by The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care which provides them a 501(c)(3) status.