Brewster, NY (PRWEB) December 19, 2016
WHAT: CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL AT PUTNAM RIDGE NURSING HOME
WHO: 1199SEIU HEALTHCARE WORKERS, ELECTED OFFICIALS, CLERGY, COMMUNITY AND LABOR ALLIES
WHERE: 46 MOUNT EBO ROAD NORTH, BREWSTER, NY 10509
WHEN: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20
2:30 P.M. - INTERVIEWS AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES AT THE SITE
This holiday season, the healthcare workers represented by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home are standing up for their residents, families, and themselves by holding a Candle Light Vigil for Quality Care and shining a light on justice for the new year. By making the community aware of a crisis in quality care that is occurring in this nursing home, caregivers hope that management will begin to pay attention to this critical situation.
Healthcare workers at Putnam Ridge regularly work short-staffed, which could be undermining the quality and continuity of care for the residents and loved ones who live there. Studies confirm that nursing homes that offer good wages and benefits have been able to mitigate staff turnover, and in turn improve quality and continuity of care. At tomorrow’s protest, the workers will be making the following points:
For Immediate Release: December 19, 2016
Contact: Joseph Chinea, 914.385.1374
Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/12/prweb13936453.htm.
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