I walked into the room in the middle of a loud argument.
My relative’s roommate in a health-care facility was angry with staff for not getting him bathed and dressed by lunchtime. He was still in bed in his night-clothes.
When one of his relatives came to visit, he told her what had happened, and she reported his grievance to the facility’s nurse and administrator.
Ever since, he has been dressed and groomed at a reasonable morning hour.
It pays to have an advocate to watchdog and speak up on behalf of a hospital patient or health-care facility resident.
Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy’s Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Robin and Jim will entertain. Nonmembers and guests are welcome. Bring a nonperishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.
I was recently touched emotionally when I read an article on www.nytimes.com about an Argentine police officer and another on www.foxnews.com on celebrity Pink, both showing kindness to young children.
The first article written by Ernesto Londono and published Aug. 23 is titled, “Argentine Police Officer Promoted after Breastfeeding Neglected Baby.”
The article tells how Officer Celeste Ayala was promoted to sergeant after a photo of her breastfeeding a neglected baby at a hospital, while in uniform, went viral on the Internet.