So the real value of this is?
If symptom is present, enter 1 (yes) in column 1, Symptom Presence
NO PRIVACY. NO CONCERN FOR THEIR FEELINGS.
It was something that had to be done, mandated by law and what difference did it make if these were highly personal questions?
After all, some of the people sitting around the table wouldn’t know what was going on and if they heard, they’d probably forget?
Right? WRONG. VIOLATION OF PERSONAL RIGHTS.
NEGATIVES. All statements are phrased negatively. Why?
How many negative "ideas" can be put into your head before you start focusing negatively?
Sounds more like probing about MENTAL HEALTH to me in a way that any one of us could respond “yes” and provide a number of times – especially on what we consider to be “bad days” from a myriad of causes both within and without our own control.
And if the facility has ensured their lost glasses were found or replaced the broken set – or ...on and on.
Who really listens to the reasons behind their “concerns” or “symptoms” as the MDS labels these typical life challenges.
We all know how unaddressed small challenges become big ones.
But then, facilities really don't get compensated for "little medical problems" as much as they do for the more well developed, those requiring specific medical procedures covered by Medicare/Medicaid.
This entire section focuses on specifying any behaviour in the list as a "symptom" -- of what, why, who and where?
Even then, the Floor Head Nurse (an LPN) who always came to these meetings and always was the “leader” of the meetings, sidestepped and danced around the subject with generalities and never specifics and, of course, never a copy of the actual report for us to see or try to understand.
Why are these mandated Federal "tests" kept from those with the legal right to see the information?
I don’t want just to get a summary of findings for a State which is what is currently available on websites.
I want reports to be mandated as a part of the conference regarding the care determination for a resident with the resident and with any appointed representative without having to request or know about their existence.