Monday, September 1, 2014

guide dog Article on nursing home was written in biased manner

Biased article was a cheap-shot at nursing home
Posted on July 18, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on July 18, 2013 at 6:24 p.m.

I now know why the press is held in such ill repute. As the spouse of a resident of Eastlake Nursing Facility, I was appalled to read the front-page article in The Elkhart Truth’s July 16th edition (“Elkhart man with guide dog asked to leave public area”). It was written in such a biased manner that it reflected poorly on a very fine facility and staff. I understand the ADA law and ”reasonable accommodation” and agree with it but as far as I am concerned Eastlake did nothing wrong. In fact, they reasonably accommodated both Steve Girten and the resident who was allergic to dogs. This article was an ill-thought-out cheap shot and an insult to the wonderful and caring staff there. Even Mr. Girten spoke positively about the Eastlake staff, but unfortunately his comments were tucked away to the second page.

This incident was not worthy of a “front-page expose” and the reporter and the Truth editors owe an apology to Eastlake and the fine staff there.

Jim Frahm


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