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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostbit View Post
    The friend we sheltered with in Washington retired from the Commission Corp and his last duty posting was safety inspector of extended care facilities. He said it was an eye opener that the very expensive ones with the lovely grounds and greeting area and dinning rooms had abysmal living quarters with little oversight and many safety hazards. He also said most had the "model" area that family members were shown when deciding this was going to be Mom's oasis. The model areas did not resemble the actual living areas.
    I supervised the construction team that inspected every LTC, assisted living, surgical center, hospital, group home,and 'boarding home' in Colorado for about 3 years. Our job had zip to do with patient care or patient outcomes, staff training (other than fire drills or evacuations), medical anything, drug protocols, etc.

    But as part of our job, we necessarily had to go into every room, closet, storage space, attic, basement, bathroom, or whatever on site. If it had a roof, we saw it. The inspections were never announced.

    While I did my share to fill in or supervise smaller teams doing giant facilities like hospitals, I certainly didn't see everything in every facility but I saw enough. It's unreasonable to expect every inch of every facility to constantly be in compliance 24/7 but some places had truly awful conditions for residents. Some. Not most.

    The "trick" if there is one is to be a very frequent flyer at your loved one's facility. If you can't do it every day, get others to fill in at different times and on different days. Sometimes go twice a day, if you can. When you do this daily and consistently, no one visit has to be big deal with dragging all the kids along and staying for two hours. Fifteen minutes is enough oddly, if you (or others) make it a good fifteen minutes.

    The object here is not only to break up a tedious day and fulfill a duty (of love or honor or both) but to make the staff keenly aware that people are watching, listening to complaints, and seeing the health condition of the resident.

    It isn't fair or right but residents who have frequent visitors (especially at varying times) get better treatment if a facility is marginal. The staff fear complaints to the State agency that could trigger additional inspections.
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    The biggest factor, though, is the people. When we used to perform at nursing homes, "retirement homes," and "board-and-care" homes with our Irish music group, we visited upscale, expensive facilities in which the people were obviously comfortable, had friend groups, and enjoyed our visit but weren't desperate for the human contact. We visited other upscale, expensive facilities where the people looked miserable and clung to us after the performance as if no one ever spoke to them otherwise. We visited some pretty shabby, low-rent facilities where the residents were cheerful and the staff acted like family, and others that were just bleak, and the staff acted like we and the residents were an annoyance.

    The level of care the place is designed for is also significant. Nursing homes that have a lot of non-ambulatory, incontinent, and/or severely mentally impaired residents are harder to make pleasant, no matter how much caregivers care. That does not, of course, excuse poor hygiene, neglect, or abuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
    The biggest factor, though, is the people. When we used to perform at nursing homes, "retirement homes," and "board-and-care" homes with our Irish music group, we visited upscale, expensive facilities in which the people were obviously comfortable, had friend groups, and enjoyed our visit but weren't desperate for the human contact. We visited other upscale, expensive facilities where the people looked miserable and clung to us after the performance as if no one ever spoke to them otherwise. We visited some pretty shabby, low-rent facilities where the residents were cheerful and the staff acted like family, and others that were just bleak, and the staff acted like we and the residents were an annoyance.

    The level of care the place is designed for is also significant. Nursing homes that have a lot of non-ambulatory, incontinent, and/or severely mentally impaired residents are harder to make pleasant, no matter how much caregivers care. That does not, of course, excuse poor hygiene, neglect, or abuse.
    Very true.

    We didn't get involved with interviewing residents but my impression was that the physical facility was less important than the staff and family/friend involvement. Some of the most cheerful places were rural places with low staff turnover while some of the dreariest were very nice but had to be run like a military camp due to high turnover of both staff and residents.
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    It is being reported that this individual was placed in the facility due to Governor Mengele's edict.

    Local news link not being picked up by the usual suspects.

    The suspect's father, who asked not to be named, said his son has mental health issues and a pending assault case in Washtenaw County and should never have been placed in the nursing home.

    "He has issues and for them to put him in a facility like that, nothing good was going to happen," the suspect's father told 7 Action News.

    He said his son was recently moved to the nursing center because the 20-year-old was diagnosed with COVID-19 at the University of Michigan Hospital.

    The father said he's been working with Washtenaw County Mental Health Services to get his son the help he needs and that he was placed in a group home in Chelsea. But, recently, he said his son began hearing voices and that's when he was taken to the hospital and it was there he says that his son was diagnosed with COVID-19.
    I haven't been able to find out if the 75 year old victim, who was also his assigned roommate, was Crow Virus positive or not.

    Either way, this is on the Governor and her cronies.
    We are so fucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary m View Post
    It is being reported that this individual was placed in the facility due to Governor Mengele's edict.

    Local news link not being picked up by the usual suspects.



    I haven't been able to find out if the 75 year old victim, who was also his assigned roommate, was Crow Virus positive or not.

    Either way, this is on the Governor and her cronies.
    Surely she'll show that O.J. Resolve again (as with the dam) and search diligently to find the real criminals.
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