Vitale, who is also a sociology professor at Brooklyn College, said the issues now facing communities date back decades, when state mental health hospitals and systems were dismantled. Since then, he said, the number of people in crisis and calls about them have soared. … [Read more...] about Rochester police leaders, facing outcry, step down
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If they were to complain to the state, it’s likely they would get little response. Agencies are underfunded and such complaints are common. On the other hand, if the employer finds out they complained, they might get fired and lose their license. A few dings and they’re out. Any of the choices CNAs are forced to make every day could result in a charge of neglect and strip their ability to work. But the emotional cost for caregivers is brutal. In addition to living in constant anxiety, they live in a state of constant loss. Many keep pictures of their residents on their phones. They use precious vacation time to attend funerals and grieve. … [Read more...] about Nursing Home Workers Were Underpaid, Overworked, and Denied PPE. And Then COVID Hit.
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