Blatant Disregard For Our Veterans

They left their families to serve their country. They gave up what many of us cherish. They went to a foreign land not knowing where they really were or, where they were going or, whether they would live to see another day, yet these same Men of Honor, our veterans are forgotten in the scope of our world. These people, our armed force members who fought for the very freedoms that we take for granted spend their lives in some of the most deplorable circumstances particularly at Veterans Affairs Nursing Homes around the country. One of the worst, in Brockton Massachusetts were under the radar of officials for many months. Sure enough, when the investigators got there ,  it didn’t take long to find many problematic circumstances within the confines of the premises. They found staffers asleep, one with a blanket wrapped around him in a dark room. Nurses who are supposed to take care of the needs of these veteran patients were asleep as well. many of the needs of the patients were either ignored or ill cared for. Further,it has been known that these vets are not getting even average care for their needs but  inferior to say the least.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        These problems are only the latest in declining health care among our veterans. The investigation did NOT show harm toward any of the patients but it is worthy to note that even average care is something to be desired at many of the facilities. Moreover, whistle blowers that made government investigators take notice, have started the ball rolling to correct the discrepancies and try to maintain some form of proper health care at these facilities. At the Brockton facility, patients were more likely than residents of other facilities  to deteriorate. feel pain and,suffer from bedsores than residents in private facilities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In conclusion, while every effort is underway to correct the situation, the sad part is how this came to be in the first place. Here lies men and women of honor given sub par care while the Japanese government hold their veterans in the highest esteem and regard. Let’s hope that a complete turnaround takes place so that these people can live out their lives  in a dignified manner after all, look what they gave and did for all of us. In this day and age of our “Me” society, it’s time we look with compassion at others who have done so much for us.


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