Nursing home group faces six lawsuits in Butte County

Full story: Chico Enterprise-Record

Six lawsuits are pending against the three nursing homes run by Evergreen Healthcare in Butte County.
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I watched an aid stand on the tips of an old mans toes and shove him backwards into a chair. Is that an approved practice?
I think we would just be better off to close all the old folks homes and let the families figure out what to do.
Better to die on the street than be abused.
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"Twin Oaks," well not a suprise there. I had my mom in there one week and it was one week too long. Looks fancy, but fancy doesn't buy you quality care.
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"Twin Oaks," well not a suprise there. I had my mom in there one week and it was one week too long. Looks fancy, but fancy doesn't buy you quality care.
I agree, fancy doesn't buy you quality care! My mom was at Twin Oaks several years ago. She was recovering from a broken hip, and because her walker was not within reach, and no one answered her call for help, she fell and broke her other hip. Unfortunately she deteriorated from there, and died a month or so later. We trusted them to take care of her and keep her safe. Something must be done to keep these kinds of incidents from happpening again and again!

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Exactly why families need to take responsibility for their own. Insurance is a scam.
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Exactly why families need to take responsibility for their own. Insurance is a scam.
I think its pretty safe to say these families WERE taking responsibility for their family. They put them somewhere they thought could be trusted, to get them the help and care they needed because for what ever reason were unable to provide themselves. Its not easy carey for an elderly family member. Not everyone is trained to to rehabilitate a person with a broken hip, or dimentia, or alzheimers or whatever their loved ones ailment may be.
These facilities need to be held accountable for their actions!! I am happy to see people standing up for their loved ones and taking the proper action... Maybe some of these place should be closed down... Like Twin Oaks, they have the worst reputation around for elder abuse and neglect!

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Wow Really wrote:
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I think its pretty safe to say these families WERE taking responsibility for their family. They put them somewhere they thought could be trusted, to get them the help and care they needed because for what ever reason were unable to provide themselves. Its not easy carey for an elderly family member. Not everyone is trained to to rehabilitate a person with a broken hip, or dimentia, or alzheimers or whatever their loved ones ailment may be.
These facilities need to be held accountable for their actions!! I am happy to see people standing up for their loved ones and taking the proper action... Maybe some of these place should be closed down... Like Twin Oaks, they have the worst reputation around for elder abuse and neglect!
What you are saying is not accepting responsibility. It is closer to paying someone via insurance to kill your loved one for you. Then wanting to sue them for it.
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General Manager only cares about profits! I was fired for trying to get things done. Went to the state after being fired. Things got fixed! Money matters more than the residents!
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stephens1949 wrote:
I watched an aid stand on the tips of an old mans toes and shove him backwards into a chair. Is that an approved practice?
I think we would just be better off to close all the old folks homes and let the families figure out what to do.
Better to die on the street than be abused.
Did you report the incident?
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Elderly care wrote:
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Did you report the incident?
Probably not, that means he would have to actually take a break from posting comments.
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Another sad daughter wrote:
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I agree, fancy doesn't buy you quality care! My mom was at Twin Oaks several years ago. She was recovering from a broken hip, and because her walker was not within reach, and no one answered her call for help, she fell and broke her other hip. Unfortunately she deteriorated from there, and died a month or so later. We trusted them to take care of her and keep her safe. Something must be done to keep these kinds of incidents from happpening again and again!
Many of us place our parents in care after they've fallen in our own care. Rest homes ought to be allowed to strap patients down for their own good, but it's illegal in California, anyway. Some old people (like my dad) wouldn't want help walking, then he'd wait until you were out of his sight to take off down the hall. Too, the workers are highly underpaid for what they do. It's hard to find and keep good help.
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My Mother Was In One Of The Facilities Listed Above ...I Was Not To Happy With The Care She Got And She Eventually Passed Away Under Their Care

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It is a sad burden, having the memory of loosing your loved one in a rest home. The shame must be overwhelming.
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In the old days we used to care for our elders until they passed away, but with our lifestyles thats not always an option. Families today often work two jobs and then there the kids. It's hard to do all that and take care of an elderly relative. If there is a decent care facility available I don't see a problem placing a loved one there. Hey, it's tough work to take care of the old folks, I know! How would you like to change your mother's diapers 24/7 for the next 2 years while she died slowly in your home? That happened to me and I have nothing but sympathy for people who have no real choice but to place their parents in a rest home. Now this part is a bit off topic but, if I had my way rather than to be a burden on my family in my final weeks and days, I would sooner just take a pill and go. Death comes to everyone, we shouldn't be [forced] to drag it out. What's the point when there is no quality of life left to live or you are in terrible pain? And please spare me any Bible quotes. Thats not for me, I want to choose how and when I go - it should be our final decision and not the government's.
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Liberalism wrote:
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Many of us place our parents in care after they've fallen in our own care. Rest homes ought to be allowed to strap patients down for their own good, but it's illegal in California, anyway. Some old people (like my dad) wouldn't want help walking, then he'd wait until you were out of his sight to take off down the hall. Too, the workers are highly underpaid for what they do. It's hard to find and keep good help.
I would have to disagree on the highly underpaid portion of the workers at care homes. Sure, you have the occasional RN's and occasional LVN's but 80 percent of the people who work there are just high school graduates with minimal actual HEALTH CARE background. In my opinion, its no different than a high school babysitter that takes care of a child.....

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Exactly why families need to take responsibility for their own. Insurance is a scam.
I've often wondered why white families always seem to look for servants to care for their elders instead of taking care of them themselves. I was an aide for 15 years. There is almost always 10 whites to every non-white resident in these homes. Not caring for ones elders is a cultural thing.The insurance scams are beside the point and yes, they are a problem. But for the most part, the lowest pay goes to caring for children and elderly so all you white whiners out there get what you pay for. Keep nana and poppa home and care for them yourselves. A visiting nurse can take care of most of the "skilled"nursing grandma needs from time to time.
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I went and visited an elderly friend at Twin Oaks before I left to move to Oregon. I will never forget how her lower legs looked--cracked, red, swollen and purplish. Clearly she had edema, and yet there she was, sitting there in a wheelchair with her feet straight down, when her legs should have been elevated. They had swollen so much the skin cracked.
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I hate Every1 wrote:
<quoted text>I've often wondered why white families always seem to look for servants to care for their elders instead of taking care of them themselves. I was an aide for 15 years. There is almost always 10 whites to every non-white resident in these homes. Not caring for ones elders is a cultural thing.The insurance scams are beside the point and yes, they are a problem. But for the most part, the lowest pay goes to caring for children and elderly so all you white whiners out there get what you pay for. Keep nana and poppa home and care for them yourselves. A visiting nurse can take care of most of the "skilled"nursing grandma needs from time to time.
Cause whites have jobs and dont have time to take care of ill family members.....
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Mom of Three wrote:
I went and visited an elderly friend at Twin Oaks before I left to move to Oregon. I will never forget how her lower legs looked--cracked, red, swollen and purplish. Clearly she had edema, and yet there she was, sitting there in a wheelchair with her feet straight down, when her legs should have been elevated. They had swollen so much the skin cracked.
Its called peripheral neuropathy and cellulitis. Not much you can really do for that so whats the problem. The problem is people who have no clue about the body, healthcare, and physiology open their mouths making uneducated statements....
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Lame wrote:
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Its called peripheral neuropathy and cellulitis. Not much you can really do for that so whats the problem. The problem is people who have no clue about the body, healthcare, and physiology open their mouths making uneducated statements....
Except this condition could have been alleviated by elevating the legs above the heart, i.e. as in a reclining wheelchair. But golly gee, ah wuz sew buzzy a-playin' mah banjo that ah couldn't unnerstand yore big medickle words 'cause everyone but yew is stoopid.
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Fired for whistle blowing wrote:
General Manager only cares about profits! I was fired for trying to get things done. Went to the state after being fired. Things got fixed! Money matters more than the residents!
If you were fired in retaliation for doing the right thing you should sue the facility. That's the only way to make them think before they fire a good worker because of not being a "team player". Don't let them get away with that. They get away with enough with poor resident care. We have rights

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