posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 01:51 PM
reply to post by Ex_CT2
It gave me a good feeling that at least a few stayed to do what they
could to help, feeling the gravity of the situation.
Isn't this a looming risk with elderly care. In general, If a privatr care
facility hits financial woes and must eliminate staff or worse forfit
the building. Is it the responciblity of the residence to find other arangements?
I proofread for company that does newsletters for a lot of assisted living and long-term care facilities. The way most of them are portrayed in their
literature, it is a lease-type agreement. So it seems to me that this kind of thing would be a violation of the terms of any such agreement on the
part of the landlord. Even if the State ordered a shutdown, there is still a financial, contractual obligation there to those residents. It's
impossible that all those residents' rent had run out.
Regardless, this underscores the importance of strong family bonds. I hope those poor residents have family who are willing and able to help them.
And this is a lesson to us. Don't let yourselves become personally isolated. Maintain strong bonds with your family, faith community and neighbors.
When things begin to fall apart, those ties may very well save your life because as we see, the State certainly won't. They just want less of us.