Day 92 – It looks like all the members are back to the strike line today. After attending the services and the funeral for Audrey the last two days it appears that everyone is back on the line to show their solidarity and to continue on with the strike that started over 3 months ago.
The members took some time to have a prayer for Audrey and remember her as they continue on.
The rest of the day on the strike line was spent chanting and singing. At this point the strike line is here more for a show of support than to actually get this strike resolved, it is now going to take agencies to intervene before some movement in the strike negotiations will happen.
I read a new article in the Riverdale Press today which I thought was a very well done article, you can read it online by clicking here.
The article addressed several family members that have concerns with the quality of care that the nursing home is currently giving its residents. If you remember back a couple of posts, someone from inside the nursing home stated that I should get my facts straight and not rely on just one persons story. It seems after reading this article that it is not just Stan or Esther (who you improperly assumed was giving us information) that has issues with the place but several other families as well.
The article had many points of interest, according to the article one family stated that “The main course was pizza, with lima bean soup for an appetizer”, this was the meal served on Mothers Day. What kind of meal is Pizza and Lima Beans soup? Was it even freshly made pizza or frozen?
Another point from the article was one woman was quoted as saying “She’s losing weight,” she said of her mother-in-law. “It’s like they don’t feed her.” now isn’t this what I said a while back about a woman resident telling everyone outside of her window that she was hungry? But then again I am making things up and only printing negative things according to the nursing home.
Another family member wants to transfer his mother out of the home, but the home reported that she was aggressive to other residents (reports he disputes) and he now cannot find another home to take her. This has been brought up many times by the union that KHRCC is holding residents by either delaying their transfers, making it difficult or not getting their paper work done in a timely fashion.
Now to be fair I will add that the article went on to quote the Department of Health as follows:
According to Health Department records, an April inspection found 12 deficiencies at the nursing home, none of which were related to actual harm or immediate jeopardy. There were an average of 23 deficiencies per nursing home statewide.
So after reading the article yourself, you can come to your own conclusions about what is really going on inside. Isn’t it funny how the management never has time to give comments to the press but when it comes to our little local neighborhood blog they have time to rant and rave.
Comments are back open again for you to add your own comments to our post. Please remember that we have added some rules to our blog to keep things on track and also to curb the kind of personal attacks that are not necessary nor will they help to end this strike.
Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!