Saturday, April 07, 2007

As long as the check clears

We ignore our children and our seniors. An assisted living facility by design does not provide the same level of care of a skilled nursing facility. Most of us hope we die before we are parked in one of these institutions on our way out.

These facilities are under regulated and usually poorly staffed by underpaid employees. Because the pay is so low, these employees either work a ton of overtime or another shift in another facility. The result is tired, cranky, careless workers. Who suffers? The poor slobs stuck in these facilities. The residents are afraid to complain for fear of being abused. Or, their grievances are summarily dismissed as senility.

For a senior to die without dignity is terrible.

Sunwest will quietly settle this lawsuit and continue to cash the checks of the elderly before they cashout.

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