Letter: Senior feels apology is due

I opened the door and in rushed this woman and she…barged into my kitchen…with no introduction whatsoever.

To the editor:

On Sunday, November 2nd at 10:30 a.m. I had a knock on the door and I was still in bed sleeping. I rushed as fast as my sore body could to get to the door and in my hurry didn’t look out to see who it was, which was a mistake. But the knocking sounded so urgent that I opened it in a hurry.

I opened the door and in rushed this woman and she proceeded to put her shoe coverups on and barged into my kitchen demanding to know where my book was, with no introduction whatsoever.

I was baffled and startled to hear this person being so rushed and rude to find where this book was and I had no idea who she was nor what this book was.

Then she wanted to know where my medications were and I kept saying I don’t know what you are talking about. She kept repeating herself with no introduction.

All of a sudden it seemed like she realized she was in the wrong and out the door she went with no explanation. It is possible she was there to see another client down the hall as per her conversation with the possible client.

I think this was disrespectful and very much elder abuse. She could be charged for unlawful entry. If she did realize she had made a mistake why not correct it on the spot? This is why we have to bring it to her superiors’ attention.

It was on November 18th that I called the lady that I had talked to from Interior Health to find out why no one has been in contact with me after I sent them a letter. She said she [the employee in question] is a lovely lady and that I have 40 days to respond.

I really think that she owes me an apology. The way I look at it, she could be charged with entering and going through my cupboards demanding that she wanted to see my book and then asking where my meds were. I had no idea what that involves as I have never had Interior Health come to my place ever.

Alisen Kates, Kelowna



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