LETTERS: What are plans for nursing homes?

To the editor:

Could this letter possibly slip in between all the pros and cons relative to who is running for office? Yes, I know politics are important and time is short, so everyone is getting their two cents in for their favorite.

Just a thought: How many running for office have even touched on the terrible toll this virus is wracking on nursing homes and their devoted staff? Not one, I wager. The nursing homes are underfunded, under staffed and people are hard to find as the pay is usually low, which is terrible considering what these caregivers have to endure and made even worse due to the pandemic.

So, if you writers to the editor heap praise on your favorite, please ask him/her what their plans are when it comes to helping the healthcare facilities, who are charged with one of the most demanding jobs, which they handle with grace, as they try to comfort their patients and, of course, suffer with having to wear a mask during working hours, which makes it hard to converse, too. So, please ask your favorites, again, what their plans are for saving the nursing home disaster.

Frank Slason


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