I am appalled by the recent decision made by the Bradley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center to eliminate the Alzheimer’s Wing at its facility. The decision was made in private without allowing the families of the patients who live there, or their staff who work there with these patients every day, to have any input, or to voice their concerns about the changes proposed.
I have been very pleased with the care my mother has received since she became a resident three years ago. The workers try to maintain a calm, structured atmosphere with activities on a level where the residents can participate in and enjoy them. The care she has received has been excellent. There has always been sufficient staff on duty to take care of everyone. This was not what we experienced when my father was at another nursing home in this area.
Since Bradley Rehab is a county-owned facility, I question why we would eliminate this much-needed facility [wing]. Since I was not included in the discussion, I can only assume they don’t have a clue as to what they are doing to the patients suffering from Alzheimer’s currently in their care.
At the Wing 3 Christmas party, Mr. [Dennis] Burtnett, the administrator of Bradley Rehab, thanked the families for allowing them to care for our loved ones. It appears there has been a change of heart.
— Jerry Brantley, Charleston