I have been in health care for over 20 years and was surprised and disheartened at the care my family member received. The staff is lazy and many seem barely competent. They routinely ignore the patients and their families and spend much of the day sitting at the nurse’s station chatting.
Nurse call buttons were often ignored, sometimes for several hours, even though the patient room number was displayed at the station. Worse, “out of bed” alarms that ring when a patient gets out of bed or their wheel chair when they shouldn’t were also ignored. I myself helped a patient off the floor and back into her chair when her alarm had been ringing for almost 20 minutes.
My mother spent six weeks at Pruitt undergoing rehab and either I or one other family member visited every day. Not once, I repeat, not once, did any staff member acknowledge us, say hello, offer unsolicited updates on our mother’s condition or ask if there was anything they could help us with. They were at best indifferent but more often nasty and rude to both the patients and visitors.
The food is poor, was never hot and was dropped on the table or bed tray “as is”; the “warming” covers often not removed and the sealed items like juice and milk rarely opened, even for patients that could not do it for themselves. Although they ask that a menu request be filled out daily for the patients, on several occasions the wrong food was brought and, despite requests for adjustment, the correct meal never arrived.
Phone calls to the professional staff and managers were often not taken which I understand. People are busy. However, despite leaving messages, return calls were rarely done leaving family to recall multiple times.
Perhaps most distressing is the fact that on two occasions that I personally witnessed, the wrong medication was administered to my mother.
I could say more but you have the idea. Please consider an alternate facility for your loved ones if at all possible.