Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Rights of People Residing in Nursing Homes and Rehabilitation Facilities


Having suffered pain and indignities that should not be inflicted on people who are sick and/or elderly and therefore residing in facilities, I would like to propose alternatives that would allow old people to continue to be in charge of … Continue reading

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DOH’s Last Investigation


So DOH descended on us yesterday—“DOH” being the NYS Dept. of Health, “us” being James Square Nursing Home, and “yesterday” being October 22, 2015. They arrived early in the morning to do their annual inspection and totally scared the shit … Continue reading

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Yesterday


One of the several times that I woke up during the night, I thought it was raining. This morning’s wake-up reveals that it is pouring. The aides all are now elated that the Venetian on the left works. Only because … Continue reading

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Vital signs


I wake feeling bad, wrong. Weak, watery, something. I press the call bell and ask the aide to check my blood pressure. She says she’s too busy. Then says she’ll pass it on to the nurse. Fifteen minutes later nurse … Continue reading

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Dead and Dying at James Square Rehab


James Square stole my power wheelchair—I think that’s what really broke my spirit. During the night, they took my chair out of my room while I was sleeping. They took it down to Maintenance, removed the charger and the batteries … Continue reading

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