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Privatization Allows Chance To Save County Home, Jobs

August 18, 2013

We applaud the continued efforts of County Executive Greg Edwards to find a qualified company to purchase the County Home....

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Aug-19-13 3:17 PM

It is truly a sad day for this country when there is such a rush to save dollars rather than saving the dignity and quality of life and care for those who put out our fires, taught our children, and built our roads, bridges, libraries, schools, and these community nursing homes themselves. They paid taxes all their working lives to enrich the community and all who live there. Now they need care themselves and we're selling their last homes to the highest bidder. Time after time, in study after study, it has been proven that the quality of care and the quality of life are higher in non-profit nursing homes than in for-profit nursing homes. Yet we continue to lose these non-profits at a rapid rate to the for-profit large companies whose owners are so often Real Estate Investment Trusts and private equity companies whose bottom lines are profits for their executives and their stockholders--not care.

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