The article on Seattle firms’ development of senior housing in China [“Seattle firms export expertise on senior housing to China,” Business, Jan. 10] indicates that Chinese policymakers are depending on their expertise in building its long-term care (LTC) system. The question is what kind of system will give elderly Chinese and their families the…More
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No longer is it only the extremely indigent citizens of our municipality who are being pushed to society’s margins and threatened with the daunting prospect of homelessness [“Longtime tenants get the boot from upgrades, soaring rents,” Local News, Sept. 29]. The sale of the Panorama House has precipitated an unexpected crisis for the many…More
The proposed $15 minimum wage might make Seattle the retirement capital of the country [“$15 minimum wage would support a student; encourage the economy instead,” Northwest Voices, May 21]. Though most of the minimum-wage debate is focused on the effect the wage increase could have on the demand for minimum-wage workers, one must also consider the…More
Thanks to Seattle Times reporting, we know about effects of a $15 minimum wage on baristas and burger prices [“$15 wage — and tips, too?” Page One, April 21]. But what about impacts for seniors and the disabled? Vague references to nonprofits is the only clue that anything more than restaurant prices is at…More
I write as a 79-year-old who has driven since age 16, and who has never been in a collision [“Fatal crash restarts conversation on aging drivers problems,” Local News, March 9]. As I have aged, I have noted the slowing of my reflex time and the reduction of my night vision, and have adjusted my driving…More
Woman should have been resuscitated Death shakes people to the core. It makes us question our sense of self and place in the world and is a scaring experience. The most painful type of death for a family are those that are preventable. One such example is the death of Lorraine Bayless, who was denied help…More
Some don’t want to be resuscitated About the article regarding not doing CPR on the independent-living 87-year-old resident in California: What if one living in Washington state has filled out a Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment form with instruction not to be resuscitated [“ ‘We always start CPR,’ medical official says,” page one, March 5]? Such…More