DIARY OF A NURSING HOME SURVIVOR
I recently read a story written by an electrician who was severely injured on the job and, at age 35, found himself in a nursing home. The nursing home was located in Tennessee but could have been located anywhere in America.
The writer “survived several life-threatening mistakes by poorly trained staff, years of conflict with unequipped and unsympathetic caregivers and countless unanswered calls for help.” The story is one of poor care and overworked staff – overworked because owners do not want to hire sufficient numbers of nurses to provide needed care. The owners’ main goal is to increase profits and hiring more staff just reduces those profits! And what about those unannounced surprise inspections from the state…just read the article.
Please tell us your stories about your experience with the nursing home industry. Let’s shine some light on this American embarrassment!