GREEN BRIAR, Ind.
— In the quiet corners of the Indianapolis community, a small group of green brio-clad nursing home residents are preparing for the end of their lives.
They are waiting for a new hospice.
They have been waiting since March for a nursing home to reopen after years of neglect.
The nursing home is the first in a network of six that are being shuttered, with all but one being open to the public.
“They’re not being shut down for anything other than the fact that we are the first,” said Nancy St. Clair, a retired nurse who lives in Greenbriars.
This community of nursing homes, often known as green bribbers, is a place of hope, a place where people feel they are loved and accepted.
The green bbriaris are among a number of residents who say they are struggling to make ends meet in the midst of a crisis.
They say they need to have a home that will give them support and where they can continue to live in peace.
“We’re struggling,” said St. Claire, who lives on the North Side.
St. Clair said she recently received a phone call from a man who wanted to help her out.
I think that I have a right to a home.
He told me, ‘I can help you with that,’ and then he drove me to his house.
I was really emotional and emotional and then I got home.
I have no idea what to do.
“Greenbriari residents say they have been in dire financial straits since they lost their nursing home after a fire.
The nursing home had been operating for five years.
Greenbrio residents say their caretaker has been a relative of their family for decades.
One of the nurses who helped to care for them says she was on the verge of leaving when her husband was found shot to death on a porch in the middle of the night.
The neighbor, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he was awakened by someone screaming and then a gun was fired.
He said he grabbed his wife and daughter and rushed them to the hospital.
He said he also found a gun at the house.
He says he’s worried that his wife may have been the shooter.
He was in the hospital when he was called into the Greenbrio Community Association.
He was told he was the only one who knew what happened.
His wife, who was the nursing home administrator, told him to go ahead and call 911, he said.
She said she would do it on her own.
The association said it was an isolated incident and it is looking into it.
At the nursing homes home, there is a lot of mistrust.
There are only a handful of people who work at the nursing centers.
They all have very different opinions about how the system is run.
A former nursing home worker told the Associated Press that the people who run the nursing facilities don’t care about the community.”
I don’t know why they’re not fixing it.
They’re not giving the money to the people,” said the man, who has worked in nursing homes for 25 years.