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Letter — Seniors deserve better on South Shore

I have just returned home and am catching up on old Tribunes, I applaud your editorial. Having had to move my mother-in-law from Sterling Village I know firsthand what an ordeal it was for everyone involved. The few remaining staff at least tried to be helpful and were caring and compassionate, the owners and state officials were indifferent at best, only trying to get people out of there as quickly as possible. It was easier for us, the residents who didn’t have family in town (or family at all) were the ones who really suffered. A staff person told me about finding one of the residents sobbing and curled up in a fetal position when she learned the social service person had given her dog away without ever discussing it with her. Whatever happened to empathy?

I too hope this was an “isolated incident,” however having dealt with the owners I’m very skeptical.

Adrian Ross

South Lake Tahoe

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