State steps in after food runs short at 3 Vt. senior care homes

  1. I've worked in Assisted Living. Considering what they charge per month, it's absolutely insane that they couldn't afford food.

    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Staff members at three Vermont senior care homes were digging into their own wallets to ensure residents didn't go hungry.

    The state says the owner of three Pillsbury senior residential facilities in South Burlington and St. Albans failed to run the homes adequately, leading to utility shut-off notices and food shortages.
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  3. by   TriciaJ
    Just the ratcheting up of an already egregious situation. Those of us who have worked in LTC know that for some, this is an excellent take-the-money-and-run kind of enterprise. That is evident in how willing they are to pay for appropriate staffing levels. Even when there is food, it's often not what many of us like to consider food. These people just took the whole thing a step further.
  4. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    The saga continues.
    A receiver already appointed by a court to manage three senior living facilities will take on a fourth owned by the same Dallas-based investor.

    Douglas Wolinsky will temporarily manage the Homestead at Harborview in St. Albans. Since last week, he has been overseeing the three other properties: the Homestead at Pillsbury in St. Albans and Pillsbury Manor South and Allenwood at Pillsbury, both in South Burlington.

    Combined, they house some 200 seniors.