My mother had the sad experience of being transferred to this place, She was in the respiratory wing on a ventilator and tract. Someone from the family would be their for a few hrs everyday. No matter what time of day it is. the alarms are going off. Mom was in a room with a lady with the same thing. Their vents would constantly sound alarms we would wait up to an hr, before anyone would come in and even check to make sure the patients were ok, or if it was just an alarm error!
Mom started being overly tired and stopped responding to us. She developed Mursa during her stay. The respiratory therapist came in to suction her tract, and dropped the tube on the floor, He picked it up and gave it back to her. I asked if he was going to reuse that. He said it's ok it was just on the floor for a minute! Then he took it and rinsed it off with water and gave it back. I had to insist on the nurse to go replace it. I"I wonder how she got Mursa"!
She started going down hill pretty fast Mom was on a feeding tube, And I asked the nurse while she gave mom her meds, why she did not give the tube a flush with water, We were aware of how it works, Her response was oh she gets enough with her food!
She had to be rushed to the hospital , and when the nurses turned her over, she had a 4th degree bedsore on her tailbone, so large a big man's hand could completely fit inside of the hole, They had to do surgery, and were told it would never heal. Her kidneys were also dehydrated and was in need of dialyses, Which is why she was disoriented and not responding . During the time she was in there, I called adult protective service, Every time they came the center would have an excuse to not show her records, and say the computers were down.
My mother never healed after that, and was placed in another care center, who should her care and compassion! The pain she went through because of negligent care is inexcusable !!
PLEASE I am warning anyone this place is not good for your loved ones! My mother ended up passing away because she had no strength to fight the infection anymore.
PLEASE check for bed sores when you visit your loved ones. I wish I had of done that.Make sure they are changing there bedding often and their depends. Document anything that is not right in your presence, And if you are worried the care they are not receiving is up to par, contact Adult protective services, and the ombudsman.
The elderly deserve to be treated with respect towards the last years of their life. Remember we will all maybe be in this situation, start now on making sure your loved ones are taking care of. complain , be there, pay attention! They deserve our respect!! The only reason this is getting a star is because I can not post this with out rating it, or it would be minus 00000