“To whom it may concern
I am writing this as I can no longer remain silent regarding what is happening to our seniors in care homes.
I am a fulltime PSW in a retirement home for which I have been employed for many years. Since mid March 2020 I have witnessed firsthand, the effects which Public Health (with government compliance) are responsible for and for which they need to be held accountable. They have created and maintained a deplorable and unacceptable situation causing abuse and neglect of our seniors.
In mid March 2020, Public Health began to implement guidelines, rules, and restrictions in our retirement home. Over time they became stricter and further violated the rights and freedoms of our residents. Many of the residents also suffered a decline in health.
Having access to their medical records, as well as having good relationships with their family members, has allowed me to recognize and observe detrimental changes in their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
Staff’s efforts to care for the residents is done to the best of their ability, however we are limited in numbers and sometimes even basic human needs are not met in a timely manner or even at all.
Rules and restrictions for family/resident interactions have changed many times. From being able to leave the premises for an outing, to visiting outside on the premises, to visiting outside on the premises from a distance of approximately 20 feet apart (no touching allowed), to window visits (residents living on upper floors were at a disadvantage), to eventually no visitation at all. (Face masks were to be worn for many of these visits.) Essential medical appointments off premises were allowable throughout.
Palliative residents were permitted to have 1 family member visit inside the building on a weekly basis. Some family members argued for the right to visit their loved ones stating they were their POAs [power of attorneys] and primary caregivers (a small group were permitted). This I did not understand. Why only a select group? In my opinion, all family members could and should have argued for this right. The odd one was even permitted to visit twice a week or daily.
Other residents watched as these family members came to visit. How must they have felt, wondering why their loved ones could not visit. (Family members visiting inside the home were required to undergo testing and provide the home with a copy of a negative PCR test for covid 19.)
Weekly church services were cancelled which many residents attended. Personal one on one visits from various members of the church stopped. Many have televisions (not all) and could choose to watch a service in this manner, however there is no comparison between this and an in person service. The residents’ spiritual needs ceased to be fulfilled in whole or in part.
Weekly hairdresser was restricted from entering the premises. Many of our female residents had regular scheduled appointments which they enjoyed and looked forward to. For them it was an important and necessary part of their life. I saw a decline in their self esteem and self worth.
Footcare providers were restricted from entering also. To be without proper and necessary footcare for many, many months is downright abuse and neglect. The condition of many of our residents’ feet and toenails is atrocious which could lead to health issues, especially among the diabetics.
Fortunately, wound care nurses were permitted to continue providing their services to those in need of them.
Activities in the home were stopped as the activation director was not permitted to continue them. l saw a decline in the residents’ cognitive function, physical capabilities, as well as loss of social interaction.
Dining room seating was altered to ensure residents were spaced at least 6 feet from one another.
Staff were informed that face masks were to be worn in the workplace (cloth and homemade masks not allowed), even though a local women’s group had kindly sewed and generously donated a large bag of masks for the staff. Only the blue medical masks were permitted. The masks made it difficult for some of the residents to hear and understand us.
Some also appeared wary of us.
If at any time, or for any reason (including scheduled appointments), a resident had gone to the hospital and was there for more than 48 hours, they were required to undergo testing and provide the retirement home with a copy of a negative PCR test for covid 19. Imagine not being able to return to your own home unless you consent to an invasive medical procedure.
On March 5, 2021, 44 residents received their 1st injection of the covid 19 “vaccine” (PFIZER). Later that evening, the first of many side effects and adverse reactions began to occur. The list of side effects and adverse reactions steadily grew as the days passed. Over time the vast majority of residents were affected in one way or another. It differed in what each resident became afflicted with, the onset, the severity, and the duration. Phone calls to 911 were made and some residents were transported to hospital via ambulance for assessment and/or admittance.
Within 5 weeks of the (PFIZER) covid 19 “vaccine” being given, Public Health declared the retirement home to be in an outbreak. Coincidence?? Remember during the 1 year period prior to the “vaccine” there was no widespread illness among the residents. All residents were now to be confined to their suites in isolation. The small group of family members who were once permitted to visit were now barred from entering the building.
Staff were now instructed to don gloves, face masks, face shields, and isolation gowns.
Residents now had more difficulty discerning who each staff member was. And l’m sure staff appeared frightening to some.
Meals were delivered to their suites, often cold by the time they were delivered. Prior to the residents being isolated, staff was able to monitor them in the dining room. Now they are alone in their suites. A resident could choke and staff would not be aware until meal trays were collected. Staff are not with them to prompt or encourage them to eat. Many meals were left untouched or barely eaten.
l have witnessed the residents experience increased depression, anxiety, anger, agitation, sadness, hopelessness, failure to thrive, feeling of abandonment, calling out for their loved ones and wondering where they are and why they don’t come to visit. Some have telephones to keep in touch, but not all.
What tugs at my heart strings the most is when a resident looks into my eyes and says “l just want to die”.
In a span of 7 weeks, 4 of our residents passed away after receiving their 1“ dose of the PFIZER covid 19 “vaccine”.
**IT IS NOW MAY 1ST, 2021. THE RESIDENTS HAVE JUST RECElVED THEIR 2″“ DOSE**
PFIZER’S COVID 19 “VACCINE”
-First dose administered to 44 of 46 residents of a retirement home
-Ages ranged from 72-100 years old
-Side effects/Adverse reactions began to occur less than 24 hours post injection
-Within 5 weeks Public Health declared an outbreak
-Prior to injection there had been no widespread illness or outbreak
-Within a 7 week span post injection the majority of residents had been affected in one way or another
-it differed in what each resident became afflicted with, the onset, severity, and duration
-Some were transported to hospital for assessment and/or admittance
-A small group had oxygen therapy initiated
-There were 4 deaths in total over the 7 week span
**3 new admissions to the retirement home were not included in the group of 44 residents as believe they received their Covid 19 “vaccination” (manufacturer unknown to me) prior to admission**
SIDE EFFECTS/ADVERSE REACTIONS
-Cough (sometimes productive) -Weakness
-Shortness of breath -Fatigue
-Wheeziness in chest -Lethargy
-Sore throat -Decreased appetite
-Nasal congestion -Increased confusion
-Runny nose -Agitation
-Headaches -Mood swings
-Dizziness -Pain in various body parts
-Increased temperature -Decreased movement of body parts
-Nausea -Strange lumps
-Dry heaving -Increased falls
-Body aches -Nosebleeds
-Chills -Bloodshot eyes
-Sweating -Urinary bleeding
-Diarrhea -Rectal bleeding (with clots)