Keep nursing home, change the Legislature

Posted 30 May 2013 at 12:00 am

To the Editor,

I am a taxpaying resident and family member to many residents at the Villages in Orleans County. I don’t usually have a lot on my mind that I care to share with people but I find myself pondering how to express my disappointment in the lawmakers of Orleans County. So many people in this country and county today have made it a way of life to take the easy way out in everything they do.

We have forgotten how to work for anything, we have forgotten how to handle our money and we have forgotten how to give back to the community that has given us so much. It is a new way of life to just throw things away when you have grown tired of them. Now, that is what we are doing to our elderly. We don’t need them for anything. They aren’t useful anymore. What does it matter where they are or if they are happy. Sad part is the county legislators are going to be old soon. Where are they going when they are no longer useful?

I have a 95 year old mother, who is a resident at the Villages. She told my son last week when asked how she liked it there, “It’s like heaven.” She looks better than she has in years and she is happy. What a load off my sister’s and my mind that we made the right decision to put her there six months ago. The best part is that my brother is also a resident there and has been there for several years. He is also pleased with the care he gets and was anxious for our mother to be there with him. It is a comfort to both of them to be in the same facility and to see each other when they want.

My mother-in-law was also there until two months ago when she passed away. She was given the very best care by a skilled staff with the highest standard of professionalism.

Sounds like a lot of family in one facility. Can’t leave out my brother-in-law. He is also a resident. Who knows where they will all be when the sale is final. It seems to me the lawmakers we elected don’t really care. They also like to take the easy way out. Things get a little tough just get rid of it.

I think that it is time to get some new people in office. This country was founded on a two-party system. Orleans County has only one party. Most of the time we don’t even have two candidates to choose from. Primaries are almost unheard of. It is time to make some changes. It is time that we elect some new people that listen to us. Are we just not making enough noise?

Diana Jeffords
Albion, NY