I was very offended when I read the comments in the Dec. 3, 2014 edition of the paper about the concerns of family members and former employees of Linden View. As there may be some unhappy people at Linden View, I’m sure it isn’t the feeling of the majority of residents and family members of the facility. I feel I must reply to that article.
Jan. 11, 2015 will be the third anniversary for my wife as a resident of Linden View in Taber. I have been going there at least twice a day to visit my wife and help her with her meals. As I walk to her room, in the morning to take her to the dining room, I notice many residents leave their door open. At a quick glance I see very clean rooms. The cleaning staff is generally there very early cleaning hallways, bathrooms, laundry rooms and some residents’ rooms. I see care givers walking very fast down the hall, sometimes running to help lift a resident out of bed and help them dress, then pushing the person to the dining room in a wheel chair for breakfast, then hurrying back to help another resident with his or her needs.
I see the kitchen staff there early preparing foods for breakfast, serving residents their breakfast between 8 and 10 a.m. They are still there ready to serve them lunch at noon and I see them properly dressed and I have yet to see an intoxicated worker.
I see the selection offered for breakfast and the amount of food on the plates at lunch and dinner to be adequate. In fact, whenever possible I have dinner on Sunday with my wife and the three ladies at the table, and for $9 I am served a meal that would cost me $18-$20 at a restaurant.
For the nearly three years my wife has been a resident of Linden View, I have nothing but praise for the care and the food she has received from the workers along with the help and assistance from all the staff.
I also find the comments made about management very offending and the 17 people who attended the meeting owe the residents, and staff members of Linden View an apology..