Tag Archives: Nursing home

Yelling at Mark


It is September, the day after Labor Day. Children are back in school, parents’ vacations are over, and it’s time to hunker down and get back to work. So where are we at? So far today, I have had several … Continue reading

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Soul Care


What if we started with soul care? What if we said that it is inhuman to make a dozen people sit and listen to the same CD play repeatedly for four hours while we change their bed sheets? What if … Continue reading

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Wheelin’ the Iroquois


Monday 5 August To the Americans with Disabilities Centers: I have been using an electric wheelchair for ten years.  Last month I was admitted to a nursing home that refuses to let me use the electric wheelchair.  They require me to use a … Continue reading

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From There to Here


As an advocate/activist, one of the things I’ve learned to do when I’m stuck is go back and follow up on all previous contacts.  On Wednesday, July 24, I was stuck.  I’d been sitting in an isolation room at Crouse for … Continue reading

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Aides to the Bible


Do you want the good news or the bad news first?  Let’s start with the bad news, get it over with, and move on. Tuesday the home health care agency sent Sonya, supposed to be here from 8:00 a.m. to … Continue reading

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Syracuse Police Bully Two Elderly Disabled Citizens


My aide and I were returning from the drugstore and coming down Crouse Avenue around 4:45 p.m., Monday 30 July 2012, when we saw police cars and a gathering of people at the corner of Crouse and Madison.  My aide … Continue reading

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St. Joe’s Discharges Me Without A Beating Heart


Last Monday I was discharged from St. Joseph’s Hospital to home.  Medical transportation was scheduled to pick me up at 11:30 a.m.  The admitting nurse from the Visiting Nurse Association was to see me at home at noon.  My home health aide, … Continue reading

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