To sell Valley View Home would be a great injustice to any individual needing personal care, now or in the future.
My mother was a resident there for several years before her passing. Sure, placing her somewhere other than her own home was a soul-searching decision. Her survival depended on it, and it became necessary not an option.
Financially our family could not afford a private facility. Valley View welcomed her with open arms. The constant personal care and attention by well-staffed employees was priceless.
They kept her bathed, clothed, fed, hair done, fingernails and toenails clipped, and amazingly got shoes on her feet, something we weren't able to do in eight years. The remaining years of her life being there were her happiest.
So fellow Blair Countians, please help keep Valley View Home running as it.
The bottom line is this: Your loved ones may not be as fortunate as our family was or be able to afford to go there if this facility is sold and becomes "privatized."
Contact your commissioners and let them know that you stand behind not selling Valley View, a very special place for the sickest of the sick and the poorest of the poor, and to sell it would only be real slap in the face of our seniors and all of the employees dedicated to taking care of them.
Mary Grace Horton