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TCU kept seniors close to their homes

Posted: May 25, 2008 2:13 a.m.
Updated: July 26, 2008 5:02 a.m.

I was not able to attend the meeting regarding the closing of the Transitional Care Unit at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. However, I did watch the "show" on television. I would love to have been there to voice my opinion.

Henry Mayo at one time was almost a bankrupt hospital. With the leaders and money people put into place, it is now forging ahead and by all means not with our (the people of this valley) recommendations.

The TCU there was one of the best attributes to allow everyone, and all seniors, to be in a postion to be close with their families and friends while they were rehabilitated. Soon they were finally able to go to their homes, which is where we all want to be.

I was totally disgusted with the ideas presented at the meeting that other accommodations can be made for them when this unit closes. The suggestion that they can be shipped off to Astoria Nursing home or other locations to be rehabilitated is a parody.

Do the seniors know who they are or where they may be going? Of course they do. They always have, and one thing for sure is they do not want any part of a nursing home!

What is called for here is a temporary rehab, not a relocation of a person's life.



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