Gateway Nursing Home
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NC Girl

United States

#1 Dec 2, 2008
What do you know about Gateway Nursing Home. I have a family member that may be placed there. Its the one off the loop near Food Lion. Does anyone know anything about the care people get and if it is clean or not.
exzactly

United States

#2 Dec 2, 2008
I can tell you to be very carefull! and i also heard gate way was one away from being shut down over abuse aligation's you do know a resident was slapped by a med tech, you do know a lady was jerked around so badly in the shower 2 year's ago it broke her shoulder.she being removed when we got a call to come to the hospitol she had fallen broken her hip however was still in her right mind enough to describe the nurse aide who was fired for abuse.but i did hear the other day gate way is one mark from closing down due to all the aligations of neglect and abuse. camelot is just as bad so be carefull where you go.
NC Girl

United States

#4 Dec 2, 2008
Ok. The lastest is she may be going to Lenoir Living Center on Nuway circle I will start a new thread on it. If you know anything about them let me know.
kathy

Clayton, NC

#5 Dec 2, 2008
With my job I am in alot of different homes and the Living center on Nuway is a pretty good place. I for one would never place a family member in any home.If I cared at all for them, I would take them home with me. We have done this with family members before and will do it again if the need arises.
exzactly

United States

#6 Dec 2, 2008
lenoir living center is very nasty, rooms are old and staff over worked same aligations as gate way better check out there aligations on a nursing home web sight.before you put your loved one in any of these nursing homes in lenoir! and for god sakes dont put them in granite.you will regret it! keep that family member at home if at all possible and do in home aid care if you can.
Just an Observer

Carolina Beach, NC

#7 Dec 2, 2008
My daddy spent several months there a few years ago in order to be rehabilitated. We were warned to keep a close watch on the staff but I think that is good advice for any home. My mom spent most of her available time with him and the rest of us were in and out as we could. We made him promise to tell us if anything happened and he seemed fairly happy there...as happy as a man being forced to live away from home can be I guess. I wanted him to just live at home but mom didn't think he would get the care he needed at home so in the end he was there. I thought it was decent. My only complaint was against another family who was up there when we arrived with him. We got him moved very quickly and after that it was all fine.

Since: Nov 08

Banner Elk, NC

#8 Dec 2, 2008
My mom was in Gateway. They didn't change her sheets for 3 weeks. They didn't cut her nails like they were supposed to( ever) she is a diabetic. And they lost her. They didn't even realize she was missing until I went to see her. Then botche dthe search plan. We were into the third search around the entire place and 1 hr into finding out she was gone before somebody said I'm going to call the law. She was gone for about 6 hours but 5 hours of that was before I came to see her. She had just walked out the front door and left. they also botched her meds
first hand

Black Mountain, NC

#9 Apr 7, 2009
There are good and bad experiences in all places. Homecare agency's also have problems with workers who cannot be trusted. From personal experience, most of the CNA's and MT's at Gateway in Lenoir are good workers and definitely are overworked. It is a very good idea to maintain close contact with anyone who is placed in a nursing facility, not just Gateway. Why would anyone place their loved one in a facility and not return to visit them regularly.
george

AOL

#10 Apr 7, 2009
gate way is close to shutting it's doors or opening up in same building same staff just different name owners have got so many citations it's not funny
ashley

Clayton, NC

#11 Apr 7, 2009
I work in a job that required me to go into the nursing homes and there is no way I would place someone I love in any of the local nursing homes. I would take them to hickory to abernathy center or the lutheren home. But I have to stop and wonder why anyone would place their loved one anywhere except in their own homes. There is agencys that provide care for them in their home or in your home and it is much cheaper than a nursing home. Or you can hire someone to stay with them at home, still cheaper than a nursing home. And dont give me the age old excuse that you cant care for them properly at home cause that is bull crap. I have seen people who were taken into their families home do alot better after getting the care and the food they need.
Bedbound? Not a problem with the equipment you can get to move people. alzheimer's??? get door alarms and locks. There just is no reason for anyone to be placed in a nursing home. Think back to when you were a kid. What did your folks do with their folks? BROUGHT THEN TO THEIR HOME. Sure it will take adjustments but dont you think your parents had to do without and make adjustments for you when you were little? They didnt dump you somewhere did they???

Since: Apr 09

Morganton, NC

#12 Apr 14, 2009
exzactly wrote:
I can tell you to be very carefull! and i also heard gate way was one away from being shut down over abuse aligation's you do know a resident was slapped by a med tech, you do know a lady was jerked around so badly in the shower 2 year's ago it broke her shoulder.she being removed when we got a call to come to the hospitol she had fallen broken her hip however was still in her right mind enough to describe the nurse aide who was fired for abuse.but i did hear the other day gate way is one mark from closing down due to all the aligations of neglect and abuse. camelot is just as bad so be carefull where you go.
I know this incident you are talking about. This girl was fired but this did not go on her CNA record, she is currently working at Frye Hospital, still in patient care, feel sorry for her patients....

Since: Apr 09

Morganton, NC

#13 Apr 14, 2009
I have worked in a few local rest homes. The only one I would consider to take a family member to is Shaire Center.
Lenoir Girl

United States

#14 Apr 14, 2009
Is Shaire Center good or is it like the others.

Since: Apr 09

Black Mountain, NC

#15 Apr 14, 2009
Its better than any other--I worked there for about a year and a half...They are very strict about patient care, and clean, sheets changed every morning. Any complaint from family is investigated, and the patients get hot meals, good food that I would eat...great activities, etc...Its the only nursing home I would work at again. But I hear there is a waiting list to get in is long...

Since: May 09

newton,nc

#16 May 16, 2009
I agree with Ashley, there is no way that I would put my mother into a rest home . my father was in hospice with alzheimers and the only reason that he was there is because he became violent at times but we had the whole routine done door alarms and deadbolts that locked with a key from the inside, the only reason that he was in hospice at all is that my mother lost one of her legs and the other is fused at the knee and will not bend and she is on a walker they were married for 56 wonderful years before that disease took him from us but 1 thing I can say my mother stood by him in sickness and health and he spent 1 week at hospice before he passed in august of 08 the only time she would call is when he fell but then he began to lash out and we were concerned for her safety and many of you in Lenoir probably know my father he owned and operated BROWN"S Furniture for over 30 years and helped many people out in his time I travel 45 miles one way everyday to see her if we only look at tv thats fine with me I have learned to cherish everyday with her
thats just my 2 cents worth
Just Wondering

Lexington, KY

#17 May 16, 2009
Marty, I remember your father well, (from the store) and I am so sorry to hear of all that he went through. I also remember when and how your mother lost her leg. So tragic. As you have shown by sharing your experience, there are situations that FORCE some to have to go the route of assistance, and should not be looked down on for it. I definitely agree that it should be a LAST resort, and NOT just a matter of convenience, but sometimes it simply has to be.

Since: May 09

newton,nc

#18 May 24, 2009
thank you for your Kind words and Remberbering my Father as well as darn you really remeber how my mom was hurt it just goes to show that your not safe anywhere hell she was walking out of the post office in Lenoir and a car jumped the curb and pinned her against the walll for those of you who don't know, I guess what I was trying to say is embrace the time that you have to share with your parents and only as a last resort put them in a rest home, because their time with us is way to precious to waste and putting them in a rest home is a waste because its a time when you should be clinging on to them and what they have given to you please give back to your parents and take the time to care for them yourself
FORMYFATHER

Linville, NC

#19 May 24, 2009
My father spent four months at Gateway and they put a guy in the room with him that had MRSA and of course he got it. We had to beg, plead, and cuss to get the doctor to order the needed antibiotics for it. We finally got him treated and we took him home! We reported it to the Facilities services in Raleigh, but they told us it would be months before they could get out there. It took contacting the State Senator and the representative from the NC House to get them out there. When they did come out it was a totally unannounced visit at night and they found 20 plus patients wet with urine and only two CNA's on duty for the entire home and an LPN sitting on her butt at the desk with patient call bells not being answered. They were supposed to have cleaned the place up and hired more staff, but I guess that did not get done!
Elvis Postly

United States

#20 May 25, 2009
What I do not like in those places is the cleanliness factor. Damn they never have proper ventilation in those places. You know family members could help with tere loved ones care. Like personal care and just help a little...that attitude of "well these people get paid to do this and I'll just come up here and complain and run my damn mouth and not help one bit" , no nursing home has a right at all to mistreat people but some of these people are difficult to handle. When you have a loved one in a place like that..damn, help out a little. Those people that change beds and wipe butts aint brain surgeons. Having a loved one in a place like that don't relieve you of all your responsbilities to your daddy or momma. Your loved one is there for a reason..you or your family would not or could not take care of them at home.

Since: Apr 09

Lenoir, NC

#21 May 25, 2009
Some people don't have the money to quit their jobs to stay with a loved one that needs 24 hour care.

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