Fighting for a Whole Home Air Purification System for Assisted Living Facility

A lot of people wondered how I could quit my job over something so minor, but I don’t see anything minor in air quality.

I was working in a retirement home and have been there for years.

This is a big Georgia style mansion that has been converted into an assisted living facility. It is a modern facility with modern appliances. The place is beautiful, inside and out, and we worked hard to make it comfortable for our residents. Unfortunately, however, over the years, the air inside the home had gotten stale, and many of the residents, over time, started suffering from allergies and breathing problems. I have appealed to the director to have a whole home purification system installed and he claims that there just is no money to do it. I disagree. The health and well-being of the residents should be his number one priority and he should find the money for a whole home air purification system somewhere. We offered to help with fundraising, but the director was never interested. He really didn’t understand the need for some type of air purification system. For almost a year, I watched the residents get sicker and sicker. It broke my heart. Finally, I submitted my two week notice. The director finally understood that I was serious and he went out and purchased room air purifiers to place around the facility, but that wasn’t enough to satisfy me. I didn’t find out until later that after I quit, so did a couple of my coworkers, on principal, and before long, the director had a whole home air purification installed. Then he asked us all to come back to work. I missed almost a month of pay, but it was worth it.



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