I’ve heard it said that “what goes around comes around.” Another way some religious folks express this concept is with the word “Karma”.  Call it what you like, but I think it only reasonable and just to treat others as we want to be treated ourselves.

So for our dear legislators who oppose legislation making nursing homes better, indeed safer places to live, I simply ask that you “introspect” for a moment and reflect that SOME DAY (maybe sonner than later) you (yes you) may end up in a nursing home. Who will advocate for you?  What kind of conditions will you have to deal with?  How will you feel then about what you are doing now in terms of protecting greedy nursing homes?

Maybe (never say “never”) you’ll end up like my mother (and many other individuals who have been nursing home residents) and have to wait 30 minutes, 60 minutes or even 2 1/2 hours for a CNA to take you to the restroom!  At that moment will you finally “get it” that minimum staffing regulations for the nursing home industry are not only fair, but also compassionate?