Tuesday’s editorial on seniors being separated by care facilities brought some heart felt response.
One came from Angela who heard it on the way to the hospital to visit her mother who has dementia. Mom is medically stable and does not need acute care.
Angela cannot seem to find out where she is on the list for an available bed; she is told that the list is “fluid”.
She contacted her MLA and got a promise to pass along her concerns to the Health Ministry.
Angela says she got a call from them with a 1-800 number to call to find out where her mother was on the list. She called that number only to find out they have nothing to do with any “wait list”.
Angela is disappointed, to say the least.
She has asked government members what they are doing to assist seniors who need care and she gets no answers.
Interesting to note that on the corner of Julia Kiniski School, she says there is a sign saying a seniors complex is going be built there. The sign has been up for 4 years without a shovel in the ground.
Angela is tired of politicians spouting questionable ideology, while doing nothing for people who need help the most.
Let me know what you think about the dementia dilemma.
More in my editorial on Global Television tomorrow night.