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The Recorder - Farren Care Center

Published: 9/10/2020 3:18:24 PM

I would like to echo the comments of David Roulston’s My Turn recent piece [Farren closure: Bad deal, terrible timing] regarding the Farren Care Center and its likely closure.

My uncle was in a nursing home, on a dementia unit here in Western Mass. Heavily medicated, he was still a handful and was acting out. The nursing home recommended that I transfer him to the Farren.

Once there, he was evaluated, his medication dosages reduced and his behavior moderated. I still remember one of the staff telling me: “Your uncle is a lamb.” On my frequent visits, I witnessed that he was treated with the utmost kindness and respect as were the other residents on his unit.

The Farren Care Center is unique, and the state should think long and hard before closing this facility.

Lynn Waldron


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