Seniors’ home jobs should be protected

Re: Workers worry about jobs at seniors’ home, Oct. 13.

To the Editor,

Re: Workers worry about jobs at seniors’ home, Oct. 13.

As family of two former residents of Malaspina Gardens, we were shocked to read in both local papers about the laying off of staff.

You could not find a more dedicated, loyal staff in every department. They treat the residents as if they were their own family and they are given love and understanding no matter what the circumstances.

The long-term staff must indeed be wonderful to stay as long as they have, many for 10, 20 and 30 years. How degrading after all those years to have to reapply for your job and take a pay cut as well.

The owners are doing this community a great disservice by making Malaspina Gardens less than it is and putting the staff in jeopardy.

Familiar faces and voices are very important to Alzheimer patients – changes of any kind are very disturbing to them.

Staff is the most important part of any business. Why would you want to change what obviously is working so well?

Doris Hodgson

and Ruth Hunter

Nanaimo