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Recognizing Heroes in Assisted Living - WALA Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, May 13, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Todd Smet
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, et al

P.O. Box 371

Milwaukee, WI 53201-0371

RE: Recognizing Heroes in Assisted Living

 

Dear Editor:

 

We want to recognize and thank the thousands of front-line workers caring for the tens of thousands of people who call assisted living facilities their home. In Wisconsin this includes Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, and Residential Care Apartment Complexes.

 

On a “normal” day, these caregivers and staff are already considered heroes; working around the clock to provide high quality care, supports, and services to frail elderly individuals and those with cognitive/behavioral disabilities. These are the people they serve and love as family - in assisted living communities that value dignity and independence.

 

The last six-weeks has given new meaning to the word “hero.” Everyday assisted living caregivers and staff show their super-hero status through their actions, compassion, training, and dedication.

 

As all front-line workers are rightfully celebrated and appreciated during the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to make sure assisted living employees are included and recognized for their dedication, especially in these challenging times.

 

To all employees at assisted living facilities, you are truly superheroes.

 

Thank you for your dedication and service.

 

Sincerely,

Michael S. Pochowski

CEO WALA – Wisconsin Assisted Living Association


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