Each resident at the Pawnee Assisted Living Hotel has their own bathroom, their own room with a telephone and an opportunity to feel independent with the comfort of a safety net provided by staff that love and understand them.
Almost every one of our problems stems from a shortage of cash. Thirty-five dollars a day per resident is just not enough to provide meals, housekeeping, medication management, private room and bath, assistance with ADLs as needed, 24 hour monitoring of their behavior, and staff that is available to join our residents in celebrating their successes. There is simply very little money to spend on the building and equipment or for paying accountants and attorneys to get future grants underway.
If you wanted a true view of what we do inside these old doors, that picture would be the clearest coming from our current staff, not disgruntled staff from the past.
In answer to the accusations that have been made concerning the misuse of funds here at the Pawnee, our accounting is done by Star Taylor Accounting in Montana. Rent receipts and payments of bills are entered in our Quickbooks. Star Taylor balances our books and produces reports, etc.
We recently received our bill from Municipal Light and Water. It is $7,782.14 with a past due amount of $1,974.11 and will be paid in full on Aug. 6.
With all the negativity in the air, George Lauby of the North Platte Bulletin asked what our wish list looks like. We do have one and will share it.
A small commercial carpet cleaner.
Paint, trimming tape, etc.
Carpeting for rooms and hallways.
Volunteers to assist with taping, painting, clean up, laying carpet, etc.
Volunteers to assist with various other projects that need attention throughout the building.
We have many generous, kind-hearted people in our community who give to those in need in other communities or other countries, while we have this little community of the Pawnee that is in need right here in North Platte.
Sandy Schade, director, Pawnee Assisted Living Hotel