I’ve spent almost four years trying to unravel a web of people and words that make up the system of providing housing and health care in Senior Long Term Care. Every corner I turn, every page in the thousands I’ve reviewed, convinces me the system is long overdue for the light of Sunshine Laws to shine through and for specific business laws to be enacted to ensure the safety and well being of a precious commodity, Seniors.
Aren’t our Seniors worth as much as our children? How about our pets? There are more laws, more outcry and more organizations devoted to ensuring the health and well being of animals and children than of our Senior population.
Today, however, it’s a booming business and a business with regulations from programs like Medicare and Medicaid but few real regulations on the administration of daily services that fall under the heading of non medical provisions although they are critical to the health and well being of residents and families.
NOT summary statements. NOT synopsis. NOT limited to most recent. ALL calls and inquiries by date, by status of follow up, by type of complaint classified in clear English as to whether it was negligence or abuse and the specific type of concern: sores on feet, UTI possible Sepsis, fall (and when and where), use of equipment causing possible risk or harm.
#23 Concise yet accurate and easily understood actions or conditions that can be reviewed easily by potential clients, customers, residents, committed Adults to Long Term Care Residential Centers.
A Better Business Bureau for the Business of Long Term Care.
The housing and complete oversight of human beings deserves more attention and detail.
Do you want to take a chance it won't happen to you? Do you want to buy your care giving in a facility where you may not be able mentally or physically to make a change based on not knowing how SAFE and SECURE the facility has been for others?
Animals react when they're put in a kennel or have a new caregiver
BUT WE DON'T ALLOW OLDER HUMAN BEINGS TO HAVE FEELINGS ABOUT LOSING THE LIFE THEY KNEW, the place they may have spent their entire life, the things they had and accumulated even if we see it as "junk" or "lots of stuff"?
ABANDONMENT or at the very least a feeling of being LOST, FORGOTTEN, SET ASIDE....
YOU AND I are paying with our taxes for some, with what we earned, with what we set aside, with what we scrimped and saved to ensure we could "take care of ourselves".
We are paying high prices and often getting minimal, non acceptable, highly questionable provision of goods and services often from people and companies that believe they're "doing their best with what they have" and "fighting the system day after day to just get bare minimum payment".