Bill would help end isolation in facilities
While COVID-19 has impacted us all, loved ones in nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the state have been isolated from their families for far too long.
People have been without the physical support of their families for far too long.
These individuals need to see their families again.
The recent attorney general report showed how this crisis was already mishandled and a death toll linked to nursing homes is significantly higher than what was reported. However, nursing home residents continue to experience physical and emotional pain due to continued isolation.
As vaccine distribution continues, we must move forward with safe visitation solutions to address the damage that prolonged isolation has caused for nursing home residents and their families, including loneliness, a lack of motivation, neglected physical needs, and a general failure to thrive.
I’m encouraged to see the “nursing home caregiver” bill I’m co-sponsoring move to the Assembly calendar, authorizing the state Department of Health to develop guidelines that would allow caregivers to once again be able to provide the physical and emotional support loved ones need to thrive
This bill takes important steps toward restoring the emotional health of families, friends and neighbors that are struggling with loved ones isolated in nursing homes. I hope to see it move to the floor for a vote as soon as possible.
The writer is a state Assemblyman representing the 111th district.
Retirees struggling without pensions
So much is going on in this world presently. The pandemic, political unrest, increasing food and gas prices, etc.
Many of the retirees of St. Clare’s are depending on their Social Security to get by. We are struggling! Trying to make it from month to month.
Many retirees have had to go back to work to make ends meet.
We worked hard, saved lives, comforted the sick and their families. It is time, NOW, to get back what we have lost — OUR well-deserved pension.
Pool resources for train bridge solution
This just found on a trucker’s internet forum (The names have been changed to protect the ignorant):
Joe from Albuquerque: Hey, Sam, did you hear that they are going to impose fines for getting caught under that bridge in Glenville?
Sam from Wichita: Yeah, what a bummer. I’ve been meaning to try to get over there to drive under that thing for the past year.
Joe from Albuquerque: Me, too. The thought of slicing open my trailer like a sardine can was just so irresistible. But that $500 fine just tips it over the edge. Not sure I can afford it now.
Sam from Wichita: Yeah, I was tickled with the thought of telling my dispatcher that I just sprayed $100,000 worth of cargo across upstate New York! But, now with the thought of that fine, I guess I will have to give up that fantasy and avoid that road.
Joe from Albuquerque: Yeah, those officials in New York really know how to take the fun out of highway mishaps. I guess I’ll change my ways.
PS: The county, trucking companies, drivers, and insurers have lost enough to redo that road three times over.
Get them all to chip in and fix it.
Cuomo falls short of character standard
In 1883, Robert G. Ingersoll, a prominent writer and orator, said this about President Lincoln: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
In my opinion, Andrew Cuomo has repeatedly and badly failed the test of character.
Edward A. Carangelo
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