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too close too home

Piggott, AR

#1 May 18, 2010
i believe its time to give credit, where credits due. there has been many people talking down on this nursing home and i am one who can say that they have seen there better days. with that said, i have a love one in this building. some of the workers that they have are lazy and act like they are just there for a paycheck but there are two ladies there that make it all worth while. i believe with these two on board anything is possible. starting with the first one, she took over when the old activity director had to take a leave for a bit. i believe she is now the full time activity director but theres nothing nor no one in that building she doesnt take care of or look after. the secong has recently taken over the social service position. she had to take some time off but ever since she came back, it has improved. these two girls are the most dedicated workers that you will ever come across and theres nothing in that building that can't be accomplished with them on board... in my years at this facility with my family, this is the first time i can honestly say i go home every night and not have to worry about my love one. i personally would like to say thank you to these two girls ( you know who you are)for your loving heart and your dedication to take care of my love one. without you in this facility, there would be no hope!!
still close at home

Saint Louis, MO

#2 May 27, 2010
The Golden Living Center in Bloomfield has gone severely downhill in the last 3 or 4 months and I mean in ALL departments. I just don't know why? Anyone have any ideas? Any suggestions as to why this may have happened?
pcala

Birmingham, AL

#3 May 27, 2010
Why do you say this? What changes have you seen? I ask because I have a loved one there and am out of state.
imma be

Dexter, MO

#4 May 28, 2010
if you are talking about the one in dexter. im not giving no credits. they have overdosed my grandmother twice and she has not been there but like 8 months and the place has a bad oder .
someone

Kennett, MO

#5 May 28, 2010
every home gets hated on. why is that? its not that bad of a place. they are always short handed. yes but the ppl get the care that is needed. I have a friend who works there and shes real good cause i trained her to be. I will say its not as good and clean as cypress point. but the place is still good. I had my ex mother in law there and she loved it.
concerns

Jackson, MO

#6 May 28, 2010
still close at home wrote:
The Golden Living Center in Bloomfield has gone severely downhill in the last 3 or 4 months and I mean in ALL departments. I just don't know why? Anyone have any ideas? Any suggestions as to why this may have happened?
That doesn't make sense since it is full and remains full and with a waiting list. Maybe you are a disgruntled employee who lost their job because you weren't willing or able to be a team player? Your complaint is very non-specific. What does downhill mean? Where do you get your information on ALL departments? Please tell us.
Dr Pepper

Rheda-wiedenbrück, Germany

#7 May 29, 2010
The only thing Golden at Golden Living is the urine on the floor.
Kat

United States

#8 Jun 21, 2010
So many are left there and not visited. It is so sad. You take care of your children for 18 years and sometimes your grandkids and get left there to die. If I had to put my mom or dad in one then I would do whatever it takes to live close and visit everyday. Check up on the care that my loved one is getting. drop in, investigate and etc. Not leave them there in their poop to rot.
if you only knew

United States

#9 Jun 22, 2010
Unfortunatly until you work at either one you will never know what truely goes on in them. They make everything seem nice when you visit but behind the scenes is different. About 8 years ago I worked at the one in Bloomfield, we were told that if a man gets a hard on in the shower to thump it or hit it with a cold spoon. If a resident pinched certain staff they got pinched back, its not all roses, thats why I left. Later I worked at the one in Dexter, things werent as bad as bloomfield but still.. when they put residents to bed after dinner they were putting 3 pads under them, and only removing one before they left. Leaving a resident like that can cause severe breakdown and sores. Call lights went off and often it took them a long time to get answered. And most staff did 2 and 3 person lifts by themselves, cause it had to be done, this puts staff and patient at risk. My only hope is that in the years since then things have changed. But I know I will never stick a family member of mine back in either one.
guest

United States

#10 Jun 22, 2010
As an administrator, all I can say is that a nursing home is hard to manage. The younger generation these days don't want to work, they are lazy and don't care about anyone but themselves. And the residents suffer from it. Also, the administrator needs to be on the floor more, not stuck in their office doing meaningless reports.
love to cook

Granite City, IL

#11 Jun 22, 2010
I worked at the one in Dexter. And I know for a fact the D.o.n. did nothing to help anyone. The nurses on days and evenings ( a few of them) actually worked there butts off. The c.n.a.;s that work there work there butts off , and when someone calls in the ones there either stay over or loose there license. People do have other obligations outside of work. And being told that you have no choice but to stay over, is wrong. That is what happened to the good aids and nurses.I really miss the residents and I took good care of them. It saddens me that this is happening .If there was a different d.o.n. there . I would go back and work , because every place has their problems, but the admin, really is a good man and does his job , but the d.o.n. really needs to go. The a.d.o.n. is excellent ,she should be the one to take over.It would really be a wonderful place then.
guest

Saint Louis, MO

#12 Jun 22, 2010
I worked at the one in Dexter, yrs ago. Quit cause of how the patients were being treated. Yes, they put patients to bed right after dinner. Some never get checked on until the next day! Yes, they expect you to lift patience by yourself, when that puts you & the patient at risk of being hurt. When you go into a patience room to change them, and you see soars, and you try to put medication on, Head nurses get mad. They don't care about fixing the problem, they just want you to rush, while snapping their fingers at you...yelling Hurry!. And a word to the wise! If you have family there, Go every chance you can to check up on them. Take shifts! Never go at the same time. If they no family is constantly stopping by , they take care of you, First. And If you dont have family that checks on you, your getting taken care of last. Very Sad! Its been awhile since I worked there, and I hope things have changed.
guest

United States

#13 Jun 29, 2010
I know for a fact that the one in Bloomfield isn't at its peak. they take in anyone. they don't care who it is. they don't care about their staff unless they are related someway or they used to work at another place together. there is alot of favortism going on there. the DON needs to go somewhere else. she isn't worth anything. u can't talk to her about anything. when u do talk to her about something she goes and tells everyone. that place is going down hill bad and fast. they can't keep good staff in there cuz they keep running everyone off. so whoever said its a good place well its not. i don't know anything about the dexter one. i have been there before to visit a loved one and it seems clean and alright but other than that i don't know anything about it.
guest

United States

#14 Jan 3, 2012
i have a loved one at the dexter golden living center and the care he is receiving is not up to par for us. We have even started having hospice come in to help with his care. We have taken our concerns to the Director of the facility and she said she would address them. I wish i could find out who owns the nursing home itself. does anyone out there know who owns it?? i would like to talk to them about the care the residents are not getting that they should be. They put on a good front when we went down and did a walk through and now the level of care sucks!!! We are there all the time and if it wasnt for the care we give there would be very little care at all. We are not very happy with this nursing home either!!!!

Since: Jul 11

Dexter

#15 Jan 3, 2012
guest wrote:
As an administrator, all I can say is that a nursing home is hard to manage. The younger generation these days don't want to work, they are lazy and don't care about anyone but themselves. And the residents suffer from it. Also, the administrator needs to be on the floor more, not stuck in their office doing meaningless reports.
Or in their office playing farmville all day. ;) wow way to resurrect a thread!
Arlobo

Dexter, MO

#17 Jan 4, 2012
We had a family member in Dexter Golden Living a couple of years back. It was a pitiful place for many reasons back then. We finally got our loved one out of there and into Cypress Point. For the most part we were happy with Cypress Point.

I was in Dexter Golden Living just prior to the holidays to deliver a gift to a friend. The stench that hit me when I first entered the place almost took my breath. Could not wait to get out of there. My work takes me into large commercial chicken houses from time to time. The chicken houses smell better than the nursing home. It is a downright shame.
helpful information

Campbell, MO

#18 Mar 21, 2012
guest wrote:
i have a loved one at the dexter golden living center and the care he is receiving is not up to par for us. We have even started having hospice come in to help with his care. We have taken our concerns to the Director of the facility and she said she would address them. I wish i could find out who owns the nursing home itself. does anyone out there know who owns it?? i would like to talk to them about the care the residents are not getting that they should be. They put on a good front when we went down and did a walk through and now the level of care sucks!!! We are there all the time and if it wasnt for the care we give there would be very little care at all. We are not very happy with this nursing home either!!!!
Here is the number you call to file complaints with care or how the faclity is overseen. They recommend you try to get it taken care of at the facility level but if its not taken care of to your satisfaction call their hot line number. 1-800-572-9981. And if you problem is with the adminstration side of things they have an associate hotline as welle 1-800-777-2363
Just thought I would pass along the information I found on their website. Hope it helps.
informed

Dexter, MO

#19 Mar 27, 2012
I know first hand that both faculties have their share of problems. For starters the one at Bloomfield needs a new administrator. The one they have has no balls and is two faced worse than anyone I know. she makes everything seem hunky dory when the big wigs are coming but every other day she has no idea on what is going on in her facility. Its a cryin shame but I guarantee you that she doesnt know the names of half the residents in there. She must forget that they are her income!! Anyway maybe the big wigs will realize she ain't worth a shit!!!!
OMG LOL WTF

Poplar Bluff, MO

#20 Mar 27, 2012
Arlobo wrote:
We had a family member in Dexter Golden Living a couple of years back. It was a pitiful place for many reasons back then. We finally got our loved one out of there and into Cypress Point. For the most part we were happy with Cypress Point.
I was in Dexter Golden Living just prior to the holidays to deliver a gift to a friend. The stench that hit me when I first entered the place almost took my breath. Could not wait to get out of there. My work takes me into large commercial chicken houses from time to time. The chicken houses smell better than the nursing home. It is a downright shame.
Yes, GLC in Dexter is one of the worst. The Admin. thinks she knows everything, but she doesn't know JACK. She needs to fired. They also have a number of drug dealers working there, but they don't seem to care.
You'reWrong,Mayn e

Gideon, MO

#21 Mar 27, 2012
Drug dealers working there? Really?!? Y'all will make up anything to make that place worse than it really is. Every facility has their faults and problems. Part of being a business but this just sounds like a bunch of disgruntled ex-employees. Find another job so you can complain about it and pass that unemployment check on to someone who actually needs it...

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