I worked for Sjany de Groot during my nursing school days. I worked the night shift, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Asking her to put up walls to put the children into separate rooms is downright dangerous. When I worked there, I wanted to not only be able to see the children, but also to hear them. Many of these children required regular suction throughout the night. Some were prone to seizures, not always controlled by medication.
Sjany and her staff are the most diligent, caring people. You didn’t work for her unless you felt the same way about a population of kids who no one else could take or care for; there were parents who visited their child knowing when they left, the child was loved, watched, fed, held every day and knew the touch of true kindness. The facility was kept spotless . The children received baths, bed changes and clean clothes every day. The facility was always ready for families to visit. Frankly, the state needs to pay more attention to the local nursing homes and individual care homes, than to Sjany de Groot.