The Madison nursing homes that house the mentally disabled are in some ways a parallel universe to the rest of America, says CNN’s Mary Wiseman.CNN’s Mary WIeman has been covering the Madison nursing facilities for more than 40 years.
She says that in some respects, Madison is just like any other nursing home, and in other ways, Madison has more to offer the mentally ill than most other places.
“This is a place that has been around for a long time.
It’s not a new facility,” Wiseman told CNN.
“But in some regards, it’s more humane and caring.”
She adds that Madison is one of the last of the large nursing homes to be closed due to declining health care budgets.
Wisconsin State Journal’s Mary Kay Beyer reports on the Madison Nursing Home, a facility in which mentally disabled patients died last year.CNN asked Wiseman to explain why Madison is different.
Here’s what Wiseman had to say.
When we started to do our reporting on Madison, we found that in many cases, mental health facilities are closed due very low funding, and the community is trying to keep it open.
So, I went to visit the Madison facility, and I really thought, this is going to be a unique and wonderful experience.
It was a beautiful setting.
There was a lot of people there, and there were lots of nurses there.
I was really struck by how calm and tranquil it was.
The staff there were very welcoming, very caring, and caring about each other.
I saw a lot more people than I had ever seen.
And yet, when I got there, I found out that there was this one mentally disabled man who died.
I met him at the facility and then I met some of his friends and family members and they told me about this guy who had just died at the Madison Facility.
And I realized that this was a community of very caring and caring people, and that’s what makes it special.
And I realized this facility had the capacity to provide more than just mental health care.
We’re really a place where you can be a member of the community and be a leader.
And we also have the capacity, we have the support, to make a difference.
And so I’m really impressed with the people in Madison, and this facility really has a lot to offer.
Wisconsin also had a few things going for it, Wiseman says.
“The staff are very compassionate, they’re very patient, and they’re kind,” Wisemen said.
“And they care about their patients, and at the same time, they also care about the community.
And they really do care about these patients, but also have a deep understanding of what their needs are, and how they can provide better care to their patients.”
And Wisconsin was the only state that was able to provide funding to keep the Madison facilities open for the next six months, Wisemen says.