By Eileen Small
April 09, 2008
Now, she is simply VERY old.
She cannot wash her own back without help. Now, at the tail
end of her time on this planet, she finds herself to be semi-dependent
on others. Mom is proud and independent. I have spoken to her
a ton of times about transferring over to the Pioneer Home and
she's been on their list for years. The thing with my Mama is
that she is very independent and enjoys her independence (such
as it is) very much and wants to live on her own as long as she
can-hopefully til her VERY end. Frankly, living on her own and
having helpers come in, costs the state a HELLUVA lot less than
if they took her social security check (minimal as it is) and
stuck her in the Pioneer home---so to me it seems a "win-win"
situation that she DOES continue to live on her alone as long
Community Connections is one of many "sacred cows" in Ketchikan. If they get the grant they have recently applied for I would be willing to bet that it goes for new carpet in their office or new wallpaper or for another "management level" employee in their front office. They cannot keep employees because their employees could make more for far less hassle working for McDonalds!!!!!!!! According to several of their employees I have spoken with, the hours they work are so poorly managed that they'd have to work 7 days a week to even get 35 hours. My own daughter once worked for them prior to returning to Houston to go to school and that was one of her big gripes as well. She compared their hours to a form of white slavery just to be honest!!
Someone needs to clean the
corporate plow with that bunch and I don't particularly care
if my putting it in writing endears me to anyone or not. Get
rid of the nit wits and self servers who are doing such a shabby
job of "managing" this place and get some talent.
THEN and ONLY THEN might our elders be served as they well deserve
Received April 09, 2008 - Published April 09, 2008
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