LETTER: A future bridge we may all needIf the St. Croix Nursing Home closes, a bridge you or your parents and friends may need someday will be gone, a bridge for the disabled to become as independent as possible in a nurturing environment.
To the Editor:
When you were growing up, did your parents advise you not to burn any bridges? If the St. Croix Nursing Home closes, a bridge you or your parents and friends may need someday will be gone, a bridge for the disabled to become as independent as possible in a nurturing environment.
I am a woman who had a stroke that left me paralyzed on my left side. I cannot walk or care for myself. I am a resident at the SCHC. It is amazing to experience the care given to me and other residents. The nurses, CNAs and other staff members work tirelessly to help us perform daily tasks. Volunteers joyfully give their time and talents in many areas.
The activity department schedules groups and programs that help keep our spirits and minds active. The therapists have helped me move as best able, and to think and speak clearly. The beautician keeps us looking our best. The dietary staff provides us with healthy and attractive meals.
I ask you to consider this. When you need a quality nursing home, rated as one of the best in the state of Wisconsin, will it be there for you? Do not throw away the past as you do not know what is in your future. Where will you go if someday you find your life has changed in a flash?
Contact your county board members and let them know that you wish the St. Croix Nursing Home to remain open. It is an asset to our county. Please do not throw it away.
May God bless you and keep you healthy.
Mary Kay Pittman