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.
For several years now, Diversity Richmond has been a leader in building bridges with the LGBT community and local law enforcement. Because of that, Diversity was invited to address the recent Chesterfield County Police Community breakfast. The event is held quarterly and includes a diverse collection of community leaders. Representatives from Muslim, African American, Hispanic, Asian organizations, along with elected leaders, [...]