The news of the cruelty to the elderly in the news, a few days ago, was disgusting. As a former employee of a well known home for the elderly in Chattanooga, I cannot imagine how this all came about.
There was no air conditioning anywhere except the office, how convenient. All of the employees walked out, except one.
Unfortunately, this kind of behavior goes on, more than the public knows. This just happens to be one that made the news.
If you are forced to put your loved one into a home, for heaven's sake, check on them, regularly. If they have restricted visiting hours, don't use this facility. If you find a nasty, smelly environment, Leave, right then. All this should go unsaid.
Just put yourself in that loved one's place and ask yourself if you would be alright with being there.
Did the employees that walked out say anything? Did they tell anyone? They should have called the news station long before we saw it a few days ago.
Remember, all of us will one day be old. What goes around, comes around.
Regina Smalley Townsend