A plea to Essex County Supervisors

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I hope that none of you ever have to face the heartbreaking concern about what to do with a parent who requires long-term nursing home care but their own resources are not sufficient to cover the costs for private pay and their family find themselves unable to secure a nursing home bed because all they have to pay for one is Medicaid. If you get rid of Horace Nye Home, a county-operated facility, the long-range results won't be pretty.

I understand that many of you have chosen not to respond to the e-mails and letters that have been sent to you on this subject. God Bless those who have responded and have demonstrated how seriously they take their responsibilities as they are there to "answer to the people" because as a Supervisor at the County you not only represent your individual Town, but you represent me because my tax dollars pay for your county salary and that is one place I want to be taken seriously.

A vote to sell Horace Nye will have more far reaching implications down the road than you can even imagine right now. Do you have the answers or solutions to the problems it raises? If you don't, please don't vote to sell. Make all County Supervisors go back to the study and start taking some of the suggestions made by a study that you all paid for.

Barbara Ann (Young) Paye,


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