Letter: Backs vote for county homeI’d like to ask the citizens of St. Croix County to vote “yes” to the referendum on the November ballot concerning the county nursing home.
By: Victor Olson, New Richmond, Hudson Star-Observer
I’d like to ask the citizens of St. Croix County to vote “yes” to the referendum on the November ballot concerning the county nursing home.
I was once a farmer and a school bus driver and I now reside at the St. Croix Health Center Nursing Home. I have been in four group homes plus the Pam Apartments and this is the best place, and I am very darn fussy. I have been here for 10 years due to brain trauma caused by a snowmobile accident. My helmet was cut into nine pieces.
Here in the nursing home they have the best care, food and activities and I don’t have to do any work. They have the best aides and nurses compared to all the other places I have been in. Diane works in the therapy department and she is one of the best.
I’ve seen seven different psychiatrists and Dr. Simon is my present one. He is a very smart man. Dr. Olson at Holy Family is my doctor and he is also very good.
I am very happy living here. There are a lot of activities for me and I never get bored. I attend church services, many table games, music groups, trivia and exercises. We go into the community and this is important to me. We have a lot of community contact. Visitors mean a great deal to me.
The taxpayers’ money goes for a lot of foolishness, but this is not one of them. This is a good service to the community.
Please keep this nursing home as a county home.
Victor Olson via Debbie Gerhardt, guardian