Petition Closed
Petitioning RI Alliance for Better Long Term Care

Advocates For Nursing Home Residents and Their Families


The RI Alliance for Better Long Term Care is in reality, a hand picked organization, set up by the for profit CEO's and doctors that own shares, and run their network of nursing homes in the State of RI. They market themselves as advocates for the elderly, but are anything but! They operate with no transparency, refuse to comply with state mandated laws, and abuse, bully, and intimidate families when valid concerns are brought to their attention. We lost our mother in 2001, and were labled a "problem family". We had to retain an attorney within the first 2 weeks of her being admitted to Elmhurst Extended Care in Providence, just to keep her personal cleanliness in check! Several life threatening injuries were caused to her by staff, for which we got no answers. Ultimately, we were subject to intimidation by the Administrator, Hugh Hall, and the then, now late,  RIABLTC head, Roberta Hawkins. Our mother was allowed to bleed to death, due to an undetected gastric bleed, over the course of three months!! She was rushed to the ER for an emergency blood transfusion, and got what we believe to be the wrong blood type. I have told this story to no less than 6 head RN's where I've worked as an Activities Director in 3 nursing facilities, and they are all in independent agreement.  Clearly due to an error on her medical chart at the nursing home.  OR, was it an error?????????

Letter to
RI Alliance for Better Long Term Care
I just signed the following petition addressed to: RI Alliance for Better Long Term Care.

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Stop marketing themselves as advocates for the elderly.

The RI Alliance for Better Long Term Care is a hand picked organization, set up by the for profit CEO's and doctors, that own and run their network of nursing homes in the state of RI. They market themselves as advocates for the elderly, but are anything but! They are in reality, an organization self-interested in putting down family complaints, that can ultimately get the Health Department involved. The RIHD is the only organization that they fear!! The RIABLTC is always there at nursing homes AFTER the problems have exploded out of control!! Where were they BEFORE!!? The RIABLTC operates with little to no transparency, is being investigated for conflicts of interest, and non-compliance with state mandated laws. They are adept at breaking down families emotionally with common practices of abuse, bullying, and the intimidation families when valid concerns are brought to their attention. We lost our mother in 2001, and were labled a "problem family", because we loved her so much. We had to retain an attorney within the first 2 weeks of her being admitted to Elmhurst Extended Care, just to keep her personal cleanliness in check! Several life threatening injuries were caused to her by staff, for which we got no answers. Ultimately, we were subject to intimidation by the Administrator, Hugh Hall, and the then, now late RIABLTC head, Roberta Hawkins. Our mother was allowed to bleed to death, due to an undetected gastric bleed, over the course of three months!! She was rushed to the ER for an emergency blood transfusion, and got what we believe to be the wrong blood type. Clearly an error on her medical chart at the nursing home. OR was it an error???
Our last precious two and a half years with our Mom, was turned into a compounded emotional nightmare by this nursing home and the RIABLTC.
When you see a sign in an elevator in a nursing home that says,"report abuse, it's the law", you are instructed to call the RIABLTC. You would in reality, be calling the fox into the henhouse!!! EXPOSE and STOP the lies, and hypocrisy of corporate, for profit nursing homes, and the RIABLTC!!!!!
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Sincerely,