The Home

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Margaret Stott

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This is the story of twelve months of events with some wild and wonderful people who live at The Home nursing home in Florida. As readers engage in the fun, they indirectly learn medical and legal information important to the aging population. Written/designed for a television series.



Short Summary

Readers meet zany residents and staff at a Florida nursing home, following them through 12 months of adventures, while learning about medical and legal issues critical to the aging.

Readers gain/lose residents throughout the year, romance blooms/fails, dementia creates outrageous events, and readers say good bye to two of five wonderful old men.


Florida, USA

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Other

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Cookie

Age: 57

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Flexible,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Strong Moral Code,Skillful,Outspoken,Blunt

Additional Character Details

Name: James Kirsch

Age: 73

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Clumsy,Complex,Confident,Crazy,Decisive,Engaging,Gracious,Heartthrob,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Lone Wolf,Strong Moral Code,Seductive,Romantic,Funny,Skillful,Selfless,Narcisstic

Additional Character Details

Name: Alice Kasten

Age: 69

Gender: Female

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Clumsy,Complex,Crazy,Desperate,Greedy,Insecure,Villainous,Uneducated,Blunt,Outspoken,Funny,Sarcastic,Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: Koji Muro

Age: 91

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Gracious,Honorable,Leader,Strong Moral Code,Skillful,Religious,Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Faithful,Heroic,Masculine,Patriotic

Development Pitch

The purpose of this book is to provide an amusing story that holds the reader’s attention long enough to educate about matters concerning medical and legal geriatric issues. In addition to the laughs and tears readers will share with staff and residents, they will also take away knowledge about how to better address legal matters and provide support and care for aging family. Each chapter reflects a month of activity at ‘The Home’, starting in June when readers meet head nurse Cookie, a large black woman who is the heart and soul of The Home, and her large cat, Blue, who has the uncanny ability to know when residents are going to die. There is intrigue in the Kelsey couple who are both being admitted into the same facility despite their uneasiness with each other after an ugly divorce. One of the most colorful characters is introduced, James Kirsch, a retired science teacher who believes he is Star Trek’s Captain Kirk. Delores Pelsa, believing she is Wonder Woman, escapes from The Home and sets everyone into a panic about security risks. Staff scheme to sneak out a resident to win a karaoke contest. Bonding time occurs between Kirsch and Koji, an ancient Japanese resident. August brings excitement when retired sea captain Duard Walls, stroke patient, gets a pet therapy animal, a ferret. Staff return items stolen by obnoxious Alice as she shops from room to room believing she is at the mall. And the fun continues. Each month is an episode and was designed as such.

About The Author

MARGARET STOTT is an attorney who has practiced Michigan family, criminal, and probate law. She is an advocate for abused women, children, seniors, and animals. She previously represented elders in mental health commitment hearings, working to build a bridge of understanding between them, their families, and the legal/medical fields. She lives in Southwest Michigan with her husband, dogs, ferrets, and multiple cats. Her beloved Tang passed in 2019.

Target Audiences

Age: 55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Elderly, Families of Elderly

Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available



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