James Square Rehab Centre and I have been arguing about my use of my power wheelchair. I do what I normally have done over the past decade and then, after the fact, James Square gets upset about it. Before the fact, James Square, despite repeated requests, has failed to put anything into writing.
I have requested, in writing, a statement of James Square’s official policy regarding the use of a power wheelchair by their residents. They haven’t produced such a policy. I have no idea what to do until after somebody thinks I’ve done something wrong.
So last night I woke up in the middle of the night to see a nurse and an aide moving around my wheelchair. I said, “What are you doing?”
They replied “We need an extension cord.”
The wheelchair, which was billed at $8500, is my personal property. I replied, “Well you don’t take it from me! Get out!” And they got out.
The next day, when I sat in the wheelchair and went to turn it on, it wouldn’t work. The charger and the batteries had been stolen. I called the police.
The police called James Square. Instead of sending a copper or two to take my complaint, they arranged for James Square to investigate the incident themselves.
Yep, the employees who had stolen from me would be investigated by their supervisor. And no, I have not been allowed to speak to the sergeant who made this decision.
In the first place, the lying sneaks at James Square stole from me under cover of darkness, and in the second place, the police let them investigate themselves.
Anybody but me think that this is really not the way things should be done?