Monthly Archives: February 2016

Stop Talking and Take Action


A complaint against James Square nursing home, 918 James St., Syracuse, NY. Unit 3 South, Rm. 353. Unit 3 South is inadequately staffed. Yesterday my call bell was on for 90 minutes without being answered. This morning at 8:10 nobody … Continue reading

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A Little of This, a Little of That


Mid-line February, already. A bouquet of red, pink and white roses and carnations sit on my windowsill, backed by the relentless gray skies of Syracuse. Flowers give me such a lift. This afternoon there was a fire in a house … Continue reading

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According to the Nurse


It was noon and my lunch tray did not arrive. At 12:05 I put on my call bell to ask for my lunch. I sat in my bed and waited. At 12:10, no lunch and no nurse‚Äôs aide. I have … Continue reading

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Euthanize the Administrators First


Unit 3 South at James Square has 34 beds. On the day shift, it is supposed to have four aides. Today it only has two aides to toilet, serve breakfast, and do clean-up for 17 patients each. It is impossible. … Continue reading

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One-hour Wait for Pain Meds


At 7:35 p.m. on Monday evening I pressed the call bell and asked the Philippian aide to ask the nurse for pain meds. She left, came back, and said the nurse was on break. At 7:55 p.m., I called her … Continue reading

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