To the Valley News:
We are the parents of a Resident at the Horace Nye Nursing Home. The home has been a god send for us as it’s given us easy access to our daughter. She has been a Residents for 2 and a half years, before that for a year she lived at CVPH and Elizabethtown Community Hospital.
Our daughter is a diabetic, she has been since she was 9 years old and she is now 50 years old. She has had many complications in her life due to her diabetes. She has eye problems, has lost both legs and is on dialysis. She has a son and was a stay at home mom. She lived alone until her kidneys started failing and had to go on dialysis.
She became a patient of both hospitals after having an allergic reaction to a procedure to put a shunt in her arm for dialysis. She ended up with strokes and a heart attack, she was put on life support. After months in CVPH she was moved to Elizabethtown Community Hospital. The staff there are fabulous, they were very instrumental in bringing her to the point of being eligible to be a nursing home resident.
She has come so far Since being in Horace Nye. The staff has helped to bring her to this point in her life where she can go around the nursing home and it has become her home. She knows everyone, staff and residents, they all know and love her.
If not for Horace Nye and all the loving, support and caring they have giving and shown to her she would not have come so far in her recovery as she has. When I say staff it includes the whole building: Aides, Nurses, Cleaners, Kitchen, Laundry, Maintenance, Office and Dr. Moisan.
We have some questions for you Supervisors that are in favor of selling Horace Nye and for Mr. Palmer that supports the sale also: what will happen to her and where will she go if she is not able to stay at Horace Nye? How many beds will they have for people like her? Will they take dialysis patients?
Will they take people in her condition? If she gets really sick and needs to be hospitalized will her bed be saved for her, will she be able to return?
She is in the safest most loving family home outside of her own family where she can possibly be taken care of 24 hours a day.
Please reconsider your selling of our daughters home. Please let the people in our County decide this decision, give them a chance for their voices to be heard on what should become of this precious place these people call home.
Richard and Eleanor Sherman