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Letter: One nursing home that works well

Medford Multicare Center for Living is accused of

Medford Multicare Center for Living is accused of putting its most vulnerable residents at risk with "reckless cuts of medication, staff and supplies," even causing death, state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said in a civil suit filed Monday, Feb. 11, 2014. Credit: James Carbone

In response to your coverage of nursing home oversight, sparked by the Medford Multicare Center for Living lawsuit ["Lax oversight of nursing homes," Editorial, March 21], I wish to provide some perspective.

I was a resident of the Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Woodbury. This center was included in a state Department of Health list for having the most deficiencies between 2010 and 2013. This facility should not be on that list by any means.

I was admitted a year ago with no motor skills and little hope of recovery or returning home. The physical and occupational therapists, and the entire clinical and administrative staff, blessed me with their relentless optimism, inspiration, caring and compassion. Recently, I returned home to live independently again.

Irwin Reich, Hicksville