Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Support Save Haven assisted living


In the past weeks, we have read several articles in the Idaho Mountain Express about elder care in the Wood River Valley. These articles include notice of an almost $500,000 operating loss at Blaine Manor, a letter to the editor about the negative effects of reduced Medicaid funding in the future, and an article about Safe Haven Assisted Living's need for annexation into the city of Bellevue so they can build a large assisted-living facility and help fill our valley's need for assisted living care.

Having a private company like Safe Haven step forward to fill the local need for elder care will relieve the county of a major responsibility and save a significant amount of money. In addition, we can attest to the fact that Safe Haven Assisted Living is just the type of company whose culture will fit well into our valley.

Over the past two years, we have visited a majority of Safe Haven Assisted Living facilities in Idaho in our work collecting wheelchairs donated to Joni and Friends/Wheels for the World.

The staffing at their facilities is uniformly professional and caring. They have changed the lives of more than 60 families through their wheelchair donations, showing empathy. Safe Haven is exactly the character of operator our valley needs to take care of the needs of our elderly.

JOHN AND ANNA DEE JENSEN

Hailey




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