Bonnie Nemeth did not think the “don’t ask, don’t tell” approach was working for the woman who had called the ombudsman’s office over what she felt was inadequate care being provided to a friend in a nursing home.
Nemeth was training to be an advocate for long-term-care residents and was working with the ombudsman. The woman’s friend had Alzheimer’s disease, so could not advocate for herself. Nemeth went with the ombudsman to referee the complaint.
Nemeth, a lesbian, said she sensed that the relationship between the woman and the nursing home resident was more than just friends. But the woman never disclosed that, and the person with Alzheimer’s wasn’t able to.
Earlier this week, Diversity Richmond celebrated a number of local folks and distributed more than $30K in grant funds to organizations around the city hoping to improve life across the LGBTQ spectrum. In a lengthy ceremony, the city’s largest LGBTQ non-profit gave out funds raised from the Diversity Thrift second hand store as well as [...]