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Ted

Bowie, TX

#21 Mar 11, 2014
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Maybe if your grandmother is able to take care of herself. My family member was not unfortunately and that's how they were neglected. I'm glad
Your grandmother likes it there maybe the staff is better than it was.
I don't know about the staff really. I just know my gma wouldn't hesitate to cuss and complain if they where mistreating her.
teamwork

Wichita Falls, TX

#22 Mar 11, 2014
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Maybe if your grandmother is able to take care of herself. My family member was not unfortunately and that's how they were neglected. I'm glad
Your grandmother likes it there maybe the staff is better than it was.
I'd really like for you to elaborate more about the neglect/ abuse that you say occurred, if you don't mind.
what

Haslet, TX

#23 Mar 11, 2014
teamwork wrote:
<quoted text>I'd really like for you to elaborate more about the neglect/ abuse that you say occurred, if you don't mind.
Urine soaked clothes, dehydration, no baths, bloody elbows from staff allowing elbows to be ran into walls because of the wheelchair, was never asked to do any activities, constipation, lost extreme amounts of weight, and would fall out of bed daily. This is just a list of the few things.
teamwork

Wichita Falls, TX

#24 Mar 11, 2014
Oh my, the elbows are totally uncalled for. I don't see how that could just happen, unless the person was just not paying any attention at all.
The reason they fall out of bed is because they can no longer use bed rails. Bedrails are considered restraints, and can only be used if the Dr. writes an order for them.
So to fix this the beds are lowered as far down as they can go, the head of the bed is slightly elevated and so are the feet as to create a cradle to maybe hold them a little better. There are also floor mats beside the bed to help cushion the fall. This is all we can do in this matter.
Each resident has a shower day, whether it be M,W,F or T,T,S. And Sunday are used for those that may need extra care.
The urine soaked clothes are also something that we can only do so Mich to keep control over. Unless its the night shift then there is no excuse. But during the day we are responsible for 52 ppl, do know how long each person takes to get ready? At least 30 minutes. Pulse you add showers, the ones who need to be toileted, along with Mrs. So-n- So who is wondering into this other residents room pilfering threw clothes and its upsetting the original person. On top of helping the nurses with what ever they have to do be it an IV or a catheter or whatever. Plus you have your call lights that have to be answered with in a reasonable time.

Its non stop 12hrs a day. PLEASE understand that we do do our very best. And its hurtful to know that its not aknowledged, because we care more for those ppl then you would know.
Good

Bowie, TX

#25 Mar 11, 2014
Unless one has worked in a nursing home, they will never understand what is like and how much work really is involved in ADLs of life. Sometimes these so-called "lazy workers" are the only family that some of the residents have, because their amazing families just drop them off likes its nothing and never come back to check on them until they are dying. No, I don't work at advanced, but I have been an aide for several years in nursing homes and believe me, its not an easy job.
Terena

Pineland, TX

#26 Mar 21, 2014
I spent a year in Advanced, no it is not perfect. But I have never seen people (Nursing Staff, Housekeeping, and Kitchen Personnel) work harder, care more and have a genuine understanding of the residents. I saw Aides going above and beyond the "call of duty". I saw housekeeping staff lovingly talk and laugh with residents. I saw NA's stay overtime to sit with someone who was devastated over the loss of a loved one. I saw LVN's and Administration cry over the death of residents. Nothing in life is ever perfect. All we can ask is that all the employees do their best and help the residents enjoy the last part of their life.
really

Haslet, TX

#27 Mar 22, 2014
Terena wrote:
I spent a year in Advanced, no it is not perfect. But I have never seen people (Nursing Staff, Housekeeping, and Kitchen Personnel) work harder, care more and have a genuine understanding of the residents. I saw Aides going above and beyond the "call of duty". I saw housekeeping staff lovingly talk and laugh with residents. I saw NA's stay overtime to sit with someone who was devastated over the loss of a loved one. I saw LVN's and Administration cry over the death of residents. Nothing in life is ever perfect. All we can ask is that all the employees do their best and help the residents enjoy the last part of their life.
maybe for the high functioning patients, but the elderly and sick that are bed bound suffer. Please check the facilities ratings before you take your love ones there. I thought my loved one would be fine but that's not what happened.
Jim

Bowie, TX

#28 Mar 22, 2014
Isn't it hard to care for bedridden people anyway. It is my understanding that even with proper care you still get sores and such.
Not trying to excuse bad care just understand.
really

Haslet, TX

#29 Mar 23, 2014
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Isn't it hard to care for bedridden people anyway. It is my understanding that even with proper care you still get sores and such.
Not trying to excuse bad care just understand.
Yes it is harder to care for them but
Being abused is really sad. They still need bathed and cleaned up,fed properly, noticed when they are dehydrated with bladder infections, constipated and given their medications correctly. They still Need activities with some interaction with things.
Terena

Port Lavaca, TX

#30 Mar 27, 2014
Please believe me that I say this with all respect to all involved. We as a nation are one of the only countries that place our elderly in "homes". In most countries the elderly are taken care of by their families. But as a nation we are more worried about the almighty dollar. It is far easier to "place" a loved one in an institution than to keep them at home and care for them ourselves. If you have a loved one in a facility, visit them often, take them nice clothes, bring them good smelling soaps and shampoos, If you visit often an see something wrong, report it. Being "hands on" in your loved ones care is in the best interest of all involved. I was lucky enough to have good family support and great support from the nursing staff and administration, Like I said before Advanced is not perfect, but it strives to be.
Really

Bowie, TX

#31 Mar 28, 2014
Terena wrote:
Please believe me that I say this with all respect to all involved. We as a nation are one of the only countries that place our elderly in "homes". In most countries the elderly are taken care of by their families. But as a nation we are more worried about the almighty dollar. It is far easier to "place" a loved one in an institution than to keep them at home and care for them ourselves. If you have a loved one in a facility, visit them often, take them nice clothes, bring them good smelling soaps and shampoos, If you visit often an see something wrong, report it. Being "hands on" in your loved ones care is in the best interest of all involved. I was lucky enough to have good family support and great support from the nursing staff and administration, Like I said before Advanced is not perfect, but it strives to be.
:) Very well put (:

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