Huntington Health and Rehab

Huntington Health and Rehab

Posted in the Huntington Forum

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Conversationalis t

Prestonsburg, KY

#1 Apr 9, 2013
I would like to know if anyone out there knows anything about the Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center? It is located in Huntington, of course, in close proximity (across the main parking lot, located on a hillside),to the Cabell Huntington Hospital. I would appreciate any input, whether negative or positive. Thanks.

Level 1

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#2 Apr 9, 2013
I used to do temp. work there for a staffing agency. I don't know what it's like now, when I was there it was pretty crazy. That's why they brought in extra help like us. That was almost 4 yrs. ago so things may have improved. I can't say for sure.
Conversationalis t

Prestonsburg, KY

#3 Apr 9, 2013
TangerineDream wrote:
I used to do temp. work there for a staffing agency. I don't know what it's like now, when I was there it was pretty crazy. That's why they brought in extra help like us. That was almost 4 yrs. ago so things may have improved. I can't say for sure.
Thanks, that is helpful.

Level 1

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#4 Apr 9, 2013
Conversationalist wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks, that is helpful.
You're very welcome.
Conversationalis t

Prestonsburg, KY

#5 Apr 9, 2013
TangerineDream wrote:
<quoted text> You're very welcome.
Would you mind expanding on how you thought it was "pretty crazy", without going into too much detail?(No names please, I just want to know if it is a good place to take care of a family member}. If necessary, would you admit a loved one there for care? If not, are there better places in the area you possibly would know about?

Level 1

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#6 Apr 9, 2013
Conversationalist wrote:
<quoted text>
Would you mind expanding on how you thought it was "pretty crazy", without going into too much detail?(No names please, I just want to know if it is a good place to take care of a family member}. If necessary, would you admit a loved one there for care? If not, are there better places in the area you possibly would know about?
I really can't say much more because of the confidentiality agreement I signed with the agency, plus there is HIPPA rules to consider, but if you like I can give you some general advice on things to look for when choosing a facility for a loved one. Just things to look for that might give you a good idea of the quality of the facility
Conversationalis t

Prestonsburg, KY

#7 Apr 9, 2013
TangerineDream wrote:
<quoted text> I really can't say much more because of the confidentiality agreement I signed with the agency, plus there is HIPPA rules to consider, but if you like I can give you some general advice on things to look for when choosing a facility for a loved one. Just things to look for that might give you a good idea of the quality of the facility
Please, let me be clear: I would never ask someone to violate or break any rules. I don't want to know any names of who resides or works there. I didn't realize one had to sign an agreement not to speak out if you thought the place was unsanitary, or if their personal cleanliness was taken care of - changing their bed clothes, baths, and so forth. That is the type of things I want to know. I would think that shouldn't be kept confidential. Is that part of the HIPPA law? I didn't know.

Level 1

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#8 Apr 9, 2013
Conversationalist wrote:
<quoted text>
Please, let me be clear: I would never ask someone to violate or break any rules. I don't want to know any names of who resides or works there. I didn't realize one had to sign an agreement not to speak out if you thought the place was unsanitary, or if their personal cleanliness was taken care of - changing their bed clothes, baths, and so forth. That is the type of things I want to know. I would think that shouldn't be kept confidential. Is that part of the HIPPA law? I didn't know.
That agreement was for the agency. They prefer we not get too specific in discussing the places we are contracted out to, so as not to create issues with the client & potentially damage the business relationship between facility & agency. Any issues, if they arose, were only to be discussed with those parties. I'm sure you understand
Conversationalis t

Prestonsburg, KY

#9 Apr 9, 2013
I just thought I could go on this site and try to find out something about the place from real people. Of course, the Huntington Health and Rehab will portray themselves as the best place for the best of care; but are they really?
How else are we to find out about anything, unless we ask around the community?
Isn't that what others are doing on here? Expressing what one thinks about comments or questions asked, is what the forum is for. That's what I thought. I was just asking for help from anyone who knew anything in general about the place.
If you are not allowed to tell anyone about what kind of place it is, I understand. I appreciate the input you did give. Sincerely, thank you.

Level 1

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#10 Apr 9, 2013
You're welcome. I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help because of it being a public forum and all. If you decide you'd like any of the input I offered earlier please feel free to email me. tangerinedreamgirl @ ymail dot com. Good luck.
concerned

Richmond, VA

#11 Apr 9, 2013
I wish I could tell you something to help you but I don't know the politics of the new name of this place and how it is run now. My mother was there for a few months while she healed from surgery and had very good treatment, this was about 5 years ago. Before that my grandmother was there for over five years when it was mariners. My grandmother was happy there and loved her aide Glenna. I don't know how it is run now.
Conversationalis t

Prestonsburg, KY

#12 Apr 10, 2013
I would just like to say, if it was me who knew someone was not being cared for properly - I would speak up! How could I not? Agreement or no agreement! It would bother me just knowing if someone was not being bathed, or had help with eating, for instance. That is wrong! That could be me or you lying there dependent on others to care for us.
Maybe, some would think it wrong of me to think this way. There is no way I would be silent!
I say we must speak up for the ones that have no voice!
Conversationalis t

Prestonsburg, KY

#13 Apr 10, 2013
concerned wrote:
I wish I could tell you something to help you but I don't know the politics of the new name of this place and how it is run now. My mother was there for a few months while she healed from surgery and had very good treatment, this was about 5 years ago. Before that my grandmother was there for over five years when it was mariners. My grandmother was happy there and loved her aide Glenna. I don't know how it is run now.
Thank you for that response. That is all I was wanting, just a little help in finding out what kind of place it is. What better person to ask than someone who knows from experience? You told me something helpful - I didn't know it used to be called something else.
I am happy that your mother and grandmother was taken care of well. That is good to know. That is definitely positive. Thank you so much!

Level 1

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#14 Apr 10, 2013
Conversationalist wrote:
I would just like to say, if it was me who knew someone was not being cared for properly - I would speak up! How could I not? Agreement or no agreement! It would bother me just knowing if someone was not being bathed, or had help with eating, for instance. That is wrong! That could be me or you lying there dependent on others to care for us.
Maybe, some would think it wrong of me to think this way. There is no way I would be silent!
I say we must speak up for the ones that have no voice!
I think you misunderstood me. All issues were reported to the agency & whatever facility they occurred at. My agency was and is very vigilant in patient advocacy, as am I. The agreement just limits us to speaking with people outside of the situation. If something needed reported to the proper authorities, I would be the first to dial the phone. You are absolutely right in saying we need to speak & advocate for those we have promised to care for. Anyone who wouldn't needs to leave their scrubs in the closet & find a new occupatuon.

Level 1

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#15 Apr 10, 2013
TangerineDream wrote:
<quoted text> I think you misunderstood me. All issues were reported to the agency & whatever facility they occurred at. My agency was and is very vigilant in patient advocacy, as am I. The agreement just limits us to speaking with people outside of the situation. If something needed reported to the proper authorities, I would be the first to dial the phone. You are absolutely right in saying we need to speak & advocate for those we have promised to care for. Anyone who wouldn't needs to leave their scrubs in the closet & find a new occupatuon.
Sorry about the typos :-)
Conversationalis t

Prestonsburg, KY

#16 Apr 10, 2013
TangerineDream wrote:
<quoted text> I think you misunderstood me. All issues were reported to the agency & whatever facility they occurred at. My agency was and is very vigilant in patient advocacy, as am I. The agreement just limits us to speaking with people outside of the situation. If something needed reported to the proper authorities, I would be the first to dial the phone. You are absolutely right in saying we need to speak & advocate for those we have promised to care for. Anyone who wouldn't needs to leave their scrubs in the closet & find a new occupatuon.
Please accept my apology for questioning your ethics. I do not know you and should not have made that judgement based on a few lines typed out on your computer. I am just tired of hearing all the apathy toward the elderly in our society. It seems to be more and more difficult to find people who care what happens to the elderly population. They want to discard them like yesterday's trash.
Older people are a wealth of information and wisdom that sometimes never gets tapped into. Many of our youth are not taught to appreciate and respect them as they should. Unless they have fame, power, or wealth, you can forget about getting them any kind of deserving health care. This country could do better - speaking out against their injustices is a good place to start. It doesn't cost you anything, just a little understanding of the circumstances that is their life. You are in a position to make that life a little more pleasant, just by caring for them. The fact that you chose that field of work says a lot about you.
I had no right in questioning your position on the matter.
(It's okay about any typos - it's late, or early - I myself am spending more time correcting than writing). Time to reboot my brain.
1 post removed
John

Huntington, WV

#18 Apr 10, 2013
What ever happened to Julie Handy that had the big butt that thought she ran the place?
the experencied cna

Vinton, VA

#19 Apr 11, 2013
Don't ever put someone you love in a nursing home of any kind,unless you have additional 24hour care.
concerned

Richmond, VA

#20 Apr 12, 2013
Conversationalist wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you for that response. That is all I was wanting, just a little help in finding out what kind of place it is. What better person to ask than someone who knows from experience? You told me something helpful - I didn't know it used to be called something else.
I am happy that your mother and grandmother was taken care of well. That is good to know. That is definitely positive. Thank you so much!
You are so welcome! It used to be Mariners if you need to research it.
fam there

Huntington, WV

#21 Apr 12, 2013
My grandmother was there almost two years ago. And a Grandfather to a friend of mine have stayed there.... In my experience with nursing homes/ rehabs they are ALWAYS understaffed. Even when you have CNA's who are really good at their job and want to do as much as they can for their patients, they just have too large a client load. It took HH&Rehab several days for my Grandmother to get a food tray without our family prompting them for one. Clothes and linens should have the patients name wrote big in permanent marker (it will get taken to the laundry and mixed in with others) Her earrings were taken from her ears and often times things would disappear from her nightstand (quite possibly by other patients). Its important to check the shower room too!!! I found it NASTY a couple of times. My friend's grandfather experienced some similar problems to my what my grandmother experienced. Overall, I came to accept how they can only do so much and I would try to compensate in any way I could to make my family member's experience as best as possible; being present at meal times, and shower times to help, etc. Their physical therapy program was excellent! I was very pleased with the effort, positive attitude, encouragement and guidance the physical therapy team provided! Hope this helps!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Huntington Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
CHH Picnic - Camden Park 12 min Mike 6
Sen. Joe Manchin 36 min Mylan Ruse 12
Best lawyer in Huntington 1 hr Ajh 4
Dax Adkins junkie heroin theif 2 hr Dax 4
Huntington is the pit of hell 2 hr MarkJ- 75
Catholic Hierarchy in West Virginia ? 2 hr Catholic Hospital... 21
GC Services (Dec '08) 3 hr lkm 330

Huntington Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Huntington Mortgages