Elderly survivors of the Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake have begun receiving more assistance as an international aid agency has taken over operations at a Port-Au-Prince nursing home, according to reports from the devastated area.
The horror in Haiti has struck home for Port Chester Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre. Certified nursing assistant Marie Rosela Anacreon died during the earthquake. She had been visiting her mother in Port-au-Prince.
They are not all touting their good works, but many long-term care communities and their vendors are providing valuable relief to disaster-stricken Haiti.
Seeing the devastation in Haiti "was emotionally destroying for me," said Ginette Sangosse, assistant director of nursing for the Beth Abraham Family of Health Services in Bronx, NY. Sangosse, who grew up in Haiti, returned last week to provide medical care.
Eight days after a massive earthquake tore through the Haitian capital of Port-Au-Prince, many nursing home residents are still awaiting large-scale aid, according to recent news reports.