Please speak up---
for these wrongfully institutionalised people. They are of little political consequence and their plea is being ignored.
View this video. It depicts just one current example of elderly people who are unnecessarily institutionalized in Nevada. Then please, speak up for them.
The Gov.'s Office must be made accountable to help these people and others like them. So far, our phone calls, letters, in-person requests and protests in Carson City, have all gone unanswered. You, the community, must get involved… Please speak up for the rights of our most vulnerable citizens.
Contact Gov. Sandoval and ask why is this hardship continuing for such vulnerable elderly Nevadans. You can e-mail him or Call this office, (775-684-5670), and leave a brief message for Gov. Sandoval with his secretary.
Mention that you recently saw the video of two people in a Reno facility asking him for help. Then just ask, "Has the Governor responded to them or helped them get out of there?"
Then, also include one or more of these follow-up questions:
- Does Gov. Sandoval believe that unnecessary institutionalization is a severe problem in Nevada?
- How many individuals are currently unnecessarily institutionalized in Nevada?
- What can a Medicaid recipient who is unnecessarily institutionalized do to receive alternative homecare?
- In Nevada, are institutionalized individuals informed of their right to alternative homecare?
Be sure to ask for some kind of direct response. And please, let us know what, if any response, you receive from his office.
E-mail us at: SpeakUp@NevadaDisabilities.org
or call Rick Cline at, 775-356-5351.