Caregivers Protest Cuts in Resident Care at Local Nursing Home

MEDIA ADVISORY for

June 9, 2011
CONTACT: Carlyn Foster

(510) 587-4528
 

Demand Restoration of Staffing Hours to Ensure Quality Care for Residents
Redding – Tomorrow, caregivers, residents, and their family members will protest in front of Windsor Redding Care Center over recent cuts to the hours of care residents receive. The initial reduction in staffing hours is limiting residents’ time for exercise and physical therapy and caregivers fear more cuts will be made.
“Residents shouldn’t have to wait or miss out on care just because we don’t have enough staff,” said Ron Rich, a certified nurse assistant at Windsor Redding. “We need a contract that safeguards quality care at Windsor Redding with staffing that protects patients and workers.”

WHAT:
Protest against cuts to resident care hours
Caregivers are members of Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers – West (SEIU-UHW)
 
WHERE:
Windsor Redding Care Center
2490 Court Street, Redding, CA
 
WHEN:
Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 1:30 PM
 
INTERVIEWS:
Caregivers onsite available for interviews; phone interviews available.
 
VISUALS:
50 Windsor Redding caregivers, residents and their family members marching, holding signs, and chanting in front of the facility.
 

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