As a result the donations are much lower than 10 years ago and will continue to declne, as there is no connection to the Armenian community except for the "Blessing of Grapes" the churches have on the grounds in August. But we are told the churches grow tired of paying a fee of $4,000 to use the grounds for this and would sooner have it at the Armenian Community Center (where we have moved our other functions) AACL(Armenian American Citizen League Building) membership is down and the hospital uses the AACL building for exercise to include the upgrade of the building in the MediCAID/MediCARE budget but in fact the recent facelift of $500,000 should not be any patient funds that are used on the AACL building
The newer workers are largely immigrants from India, Mexico and Philippines, 3 are Armenian (1 is from Iran) and are single mothers....all desperate for money and a job so they suck it up and Yuba hires people that have not had an easy time finding employment and holds their job over their heads in fear, it is a sad place to work. Now they have added a guard station because there have been so many car break ins, and other thefts. Quite a few people dump off dogs and cats on the grounds, there have been adorable kitten litters that the residents feed and visit with, but Yuba has the SPCA hall off the kittens (witch) Some of the workers are very negligent and have openly made what appeared to be drug purchases in the parking lot. No one wants to get involved or say anything as Yuba wants 100% full control, except the money is running out as far as donations go.
St. Mary's Home Health Care is one of the best we recommend you get estimates and meet their staff, that might be in your home. You can always adjust who it is or increase / decrease hours. There is also a program via the County that will pay a family member to watch over you. If you must put a family member in one of these Human Warehouses, watch everything they do, arrive at different times and different shifts, observe any marks on the body, weight change, fever, non compliance with putting hearing aides in, cleanliness of the staff, theft of items. Know good attorneys and physicians.