My brother was in Hunter Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for 4 or 5 months. There may be one nurse, but I didn’t see anybody else around. The medical department is short of help, but when you have many patients and the bulk of them are men, you need more nurses. There was one nurse on maybe two halls. I would give them cards when my brother had to be at the doctor a certain day. He never did make his appointments.
When my brother was leaving, the girl who would admit patients left her job. She was gone before Jimmy left, and then the social worker who had been helping me was gone. Two other women stepped in that I’d never seen before. I had a social worker call up there, and she could not get in touch with anybody. She said that they would rather say they were in meetings or they weren’t there. She tried to talk to the doctors and to several other people. She told them that they were releasing my brother into an unsafe environment, and they did it anyhow.
They didn’t have a security guard. The patients could walk off the premises and nobody stopped them. A lot of the men were walking around with no underwear. In the room that my brother was in, I would walk in and the guy would be standing there with no underwear, no diaper, no nothing. Most of the patients were in their beds. If you didn’t go to the cafeteria, you didn’t get to eat. The rooms were half the size of my bathroom with 2 men in it and a little curtain. It’s like half of a hospital room. They have 2 people in it on one side and 2 people on the other side, and in the middle, they have 1 toilet for 4 men. I wouldn’t recommend that place to anybody.