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 month, Diversity Richmond partnered with the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia, along with a myriad of other sponsors, to host a lecture and discussion on the Black LGBTQ Experience. The program was one of many being held in honor of Black History month and highlighted a population of the African [...]