Letter to Editor by Sharon Mitchell -Times & Transcript May 2,2011

Care givers are essential
To The Editor:
Cecile Cassista is correct in her recent letter to the editor. A stable workforce is of utmost importance to the care of seniors.

If a facility has a high staff turnover, this should be a warning sign that something is very wrong. In light of the recent news of a seniors facility under investigation for abuse, we should not think this only happens in other cities.

Ms. Cassista hit the nail on the head! I believe there should be a local online community or blog where people can voice their opinions on these facilities and their experiences with the treatment of family members and loved ones, and a place where staff members can rate the care they gave or didn't.

Whatever it takes to ensure our elderly citizens are safe!

Sharon Mitchell,