I haven’t had to deal with a nursing home until lately. Both my grandmothers were in one until they died.
My mom had a stroke the last of October 2009 by November 3 the hospital was ready to ship her out to a rehabilitation place. My dad can’t drive, so we thought that local would be better. So we have to pick a nursing home that has a rehabilitate hall in it. It’s really like going to the nursing home not rehab.
The first day we moved my mom I thought everything was ready at the nursing home. We get there roll her in from the ambulance and everyone is standing there looking at each other like they don’t know what to do. Finally they get her a room (they should have known what room number when we went through the door.)
She’s been taken care of good, but we are now in the 4th month and she can’t go home because she can’t get out of bed by herself (the stroke affected her right leg.) Some of the nurses complain to her about having to get her out of bed, but she has to have help.
They have some real good help and they have some that are the biggest drama queens you’ve ever seen. They have help that shows up or they decide they don’t want to come at all, which makes it hard on everyone else.
Nurses need to show up and take their job seriously because they are special people, and they are taking care of special people that they may learn something from. They need to also leave all their problems at home or at the door when they walk through and not share it with all the patients.
What they don’t realize is that every patient in the nursing home pays their wages. They should respect them that way.
This town has a physical therapy on every corner, why can’t we have a rehabilitation place for people who need them, so they can get better and get to go home. I realize that some people need to go to the nursing home, but people who need rehab, maybe that’s not the place for them. Most people go to the nursing home give up. They think that is were they have to stay the rest of their lives.
I feel like because of weather help not showing up and all the drama my mom isn’t further along than she could be, and some of it is she is really stubborn. I thought we did the right thing but I wish we would have sent her to Jim Thorpe now.
These patients in the nursing home have probably been through, see more, done more and had jobs they didn’t like, and survived more than some of you, but we all will too.
I would love to have my mom home and the rest of my family would too. Is she going to get to, only God knows for sure. He knows the plans he has for her.
But I really think we need a rehabilitation place in Chickasha for all these people that can’t travel to the city. That want to be close to home. Think about it. Think about it Mayor!
I really do appreciate everything that is being done for my mom, and there are some really special people where she is at. I thank you, but I think we need more.
God bless all,
To the editor,
I would like to say thank you to our pastor, Rev. Pat Wiilbourne and his wife of Pentecostal Lighthouse Church for cooking and delivering meals to the people who couldn't cook during the ice storms. I'd also like to thank our city council, chief of police, our fire department, , them men from Bill McVey's Sod Farm and the Mennonite Church's men for cleaning our town up and all the people in pther towns for helping their people.
A special thanks to all the DOT workers, police, Highway Patrol and ambulance workers. If I've missed anyone, thank you too!
My subject is Metes and Bounds sometimes better recognized as the board game, Monopoly!
Not that many years ago, property lines were known by the spot where the rock fence began and ran exactly 100 feet to the north or perhaps a large boulder that represents the east side boundary running along that parcel of land.
Then surveyors began to actually measure the grids of land that would belong to a township, a city, a county as well as the recognized boundary of a state.
As property owners or those seeking to find just the right area to set up their home or business, we could go to the map and know the county line, the township or city line within that state and could arrive at a fairly accurate estimate of the cost required to live at that one special place of our heart?s desire.
Suddenly, we learn that even though we live within a certain county, it is possible that the city or town located in the adjacent county is allowed to spread their city/town boundaries into the area in which we live. Of course that often means a different taxation system and generally it turns out to be a higher rate than we had previously paid, and other decisions implemented by those whose desires are not of a place we call our home town, city and etc. but a decision promoted only by a quest for more, and higher grasp of commerce (monetary return). The average citizen is not considered!
Again, remember the game of Monopoly! The closer to the victory of more property, more money, more possession, more power for those winning, the quest becomes the only goal. Not asking is it really the best and highest use of the land? Or has it become the ?new trend? to live in a state, within a certain county of that state, just a few miles from the closet town, but you are also within the boundary of a large city that has spilled over into your county and as always, those facts change your whole spending budget because of new ?Metes and Bounds?!
Who can we call on to help in our defense when the political system wants to win the Monopoly Game?????????
I am very disappointed in the justice system. I had my social security card and debit/credit card stolen. As a result, I had one bounced check
When I took my paperwork and bank statement to the gal in the District Attorney's office, she would not work with me. I am disturbed.I cannot pay my rent or utilities this month. We pay her salary. She is paidf by the taxpayers and I am very disappointed in the DA's office.
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