Adult-care agency gets new chief

  • Article by: BRAD SCHRADE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 28, 2011 - 8:23 PM

An experienced manager has been chosen to head the troubled operation that cares for vulnerable adults.

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philOct. 28, 1110:33 PM

This story -- and prior reporting -- pull back the curtain on how little Republican administrations care about the poor and vulnerable. These are the senior managers that you get after eight years of neglect, Minnesota. For a new governor to come in ten months ago and find this kind of a mess is an absolute disgrace. Notice how much effort is now being brought to bear on hiring experienced, qualified managers, by Dayton and Jesson? It's the kind of effort that was absent for eight years. Consider this -- what happened to Pawlenty's former DHS commissioner, Cal Ludeman? Cushy job as Secretary of the Minnesota Senate. Clearly someone who had absolutely no idea what he was doing as head of this important department. This is life and death, folks. People were killed under DHS's protection because of the Pawlenty administration's incompetence and callous disregard for 10,000 of our most vulnerable Minnesotans. Absolutely disgusting.

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buthead2Oct. 28, 1111:15 PM

3500 employees serve 10,000 people? That is insane

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joeljyOct. 28, 1111:29 PM

Cleaning up SOS is just the beginning...there are also major problems with licensed providers...just read the paper and keep on reading because there will be more stories... Lesson learned? We need to CARE for our most disabled and vulnerable...and show that care with adequate funding for CADI and TBI waivers...nursing home funding, etc.... Good luck to the new manager...

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ggramaOct. 29, 11 7:43 AM

in the "old" days, families cared for their elderly and disabled.

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rhobustOct. 29, 11 8:00 AM

ggrama...in the "old" days, families cared for their elderly and disabled. So we should have an individual who earning a living and supporting a family leave their JOB and have them take care of one disabled or elderly family member and earn NOTHING. That is going to help the family make ends meet and really help the economy get going again!

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chavistaOct. 29, 11 8:39 AM

You're right ggrama, "in the "old" days, families cared for their elderly and disabled." In the "old" days, dad mucked out the pig pen, milked the cows, and picked corn. Mom spent the entire day in the kitchen cooking for the crew and watching grandma. We didn’t have television and all the kids helped dad. Today, the family farm doesn't exist and both mom and dad are working for $7.85 per hour hoping to pay their bills and keep their jobs. The world has changed, and probably not for the better.

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psychswedeOct. 29, 11 8:53 AM

"3500 employees serve 10,000 people? That is insane"...because you know what it's like to work at the security hospital? Or even what "hands on" needs to be done?

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saphire3Oct. 29, 11 9:09 AM

It's about time! Now if we could just clean up a few more departments this state might have a chance. It's "more money, more money, no action, no responsibility, more money, more money, and NO RESPONSIBILITY".

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go25or624Oct. 29, 1110:12 AM

As simple as it may sound, that drowning would have been prevented by a cordless or cell phone. However, as cut to the bone as the GOP has it, one would have to go through 85 layers of government to get a new phone. That is sad.

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shadesofgrayOct. 29, 1111:22 AM

The drowning would have been prevented if the person did not leave the person alone for over 20 minutes with the water running. *An individual choice, no excuse.

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