Last Frontier–Elderly Civil Rights (Based On True Events)

While residents struggle daily to survive, A Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator struggles to appease a system fraught with indignity of human rights and lost freedoms.  The nursing home she manages happens to be located in a dangerous part of the city. Most of the resident are on Medicaid and society is not paying attention to the injustices happening to these people.

One day three endearing people come to live in the home. At the first meeting, the Administrator concludes they have lost everything.  But she learns that they had ‘oh’ so much more to lose.

Ari Stephenson, Gracie Peele, and Dale Waterson were placed in the nursing home by a court order guardianship program.  Under the program  a judge had deemed them incompetent.  After the decree, all their assets were confiscated, and their lives were turned upside down. Remarkably, Ari, Gracie, and Dale decide not to wailer in misery but instead accept their fate by standing together.  All three were very proud Americans and their Americanism was always on display so it was natural for them to stand with their fellow American.  Regardless of their dire circumstances they begin making the rest of their lives better which in turn make other lives around them better.

With the help of these three endearing people, the nursing home becomes a place full of joy where one can make lifelong friends, and enjoy each other’s company.  It transcends into a true loving home.  then along comes “the system” that deems to destroy it.  the Administrator tries to do whatever she can to stop it, but the system devours her and this is when all it truly lost.

Romance is in the Air!

What a wonderful day for some Ft. Worth nursing home residents.  The activity director took the residents on a cool walking tour! During the tour, some of the best romantic songs were played.  Then the residents entered a candlelit dining room with the plates full of scrumptious, yummy, and heavenly cuisine.  Everyone fell in love including yours truly.  Cupid arrows hit the mark again.  Hope your valentine’s day was that awesome too!

 

Baby it’s cold outside.

It’s really cold outside.  Nursing home residents could use a few more blankets as well as warm socks.   Read a good book lately? How about sharing?  A local nursing home resident would love a good book. Yes, they are still here fighting the good fight and missing you.  Please include them in your week.  Joyfully, Susan