I want to speak out against the procedures at the Pinebrook Care Center. What many people are not aware is that unexpired food, perfectly good food that has not met an expiration date, is routinely thrown away at this facility. Milk, yogurt, hot dogs, bananas, frozen foods, tomatos and more are thrown away in large cardboard boxes or in plastic bags that have never been opened, are perfectly good to eat and not expired. When I say not expired that could mean the expiration date, that many foods routinely print on the label, may not expire for up to two (2) or more weeks. The employees are ordered to throw them away so they do what they are told to do. By throwing away perfectly good food it costs residents and their providers an extraordinary cost.
Throwing away food that could otherwise be donated to a homeless shelter or food bank is also wasteful and increases the cost of food and admission to the Center.
In addition to the wasteful costly food issue, clothing is also routinely thrown away. Often if a resident passes or leaves the facility for any reason, their perfectly good clothing is thrown away in their local dumpsters, that could otherwise be donated or returned to the original caretakers. The public should also be aware of the large turnover of employees due to the horrendous management and treatment of their employees. I would think more than twice about placing any loved one in that facility.