Every single day, in some rehabilitation and care centers and in some nursing homes, patients are being permitted to develop bedsores on their bodies due to lack of care and negligence. Every doctor knows that to avoid and prevent bedsores, you must turn or move a patient at least once every two hours. Yet in some of the nursing homes where the care is lacking, patients are allowed to sit and lay in one position for up to six or seven hours each and every day and then the same in the nighttime. You can prevent this from happening to someone that you love by just knowing this information and by doing what you can to make sure that patients in all facilities are being taken care of.
I urge you to be very careful in choosing a rehabilitation and care center.
I urge you to be careful in choosing nursing homes. And if at all possible, try to keep yourself at home instead of resorting to using any of these corporations in your life. Every human would probably be better off in their own homes rather than residing in rehab and care centers and in nursing homes. Yes, there are some good ones, but there are some horrible ones. It is up to you to distinguish which is which one.
The following article is for your information. If you need professional help, contact a lawyer, counselor, or doctor immediately.
First ,a little background and information about nursing homes and rehab centers: Nursing homes and physical rehabilitation centers are in a world of their own. And when you find the ones that are extremely focused on security so much that you feel like you are in a concentration camp and not in a nursing home, then you know that something is very wrong in that facility. I have learned from experience, from visiting patients and residents inside of various nursing homes and rehabilitation centers that the good nursing homes feel like that, like homes, while the bad nursing homes feel like you are in a war and you are the prisoner. Go with your feelings. If you are evaluating nursing homes and rehab centers, go with your feelings. Your feelings are true. If you feel that something is wrong but you cannot immediately put your finger on what is wrong, listen to your inner instinct, and search for a better nursing home or rehab center. The world is not all harmful. Trust that there are nursing homes that actually take good care of people. You just need to be diligent, focused and persistent in your evaluations of these places.
SO, what would you look for if you were looking for a good nursing home?
Try beginning here:
- Peace, quietness with activity, cleanliness and orderliness.
- Adequate room, space, recreation activities and appropriate therapy, equipment, tools and staff.
- Advertisements, brochures, research and background & word of mouth reputation
Peace, quietness with activity, cleanliness and orderliness (These is what I saw when I visited the nursing home that actually takes care of their patients and residents)
Peace, quietness with activity and cleanliness and orderliness are priorities when searching out a great place to live or temporary visit. If you walk in and you feel peaceful, then you know the place is doing it’s job. The peace that you should experience is not a “twilight” zone peacefulness where you hear no sound and see no people, but a peacefulness where you see the hub-bub of what’s happening around.
In the good place, there were always relatives, friends, and even young people visiting. There was consistent and daily visitors and good activities. As opposed to the bad nursing home, where most of the activities were staff trying to keep residents in bed, and away from visitors.
If you walk into a place and see people arguing constantly or if you see someone having fits in the lobby and it appears to be a regular thing, you might need to look elsewhere for your nursing home or physical rehabilitation center. Cleanliness is of the utmost importance, so notice how the place looks. Notice if you are on one of the upper floors if there is dirty clothing around or soiled linens in the hallways. These are small signs that something is wrong. Notice if many of the residents or patients are complaining that their clothing is “lost” or that clothing doesn’t seem to come back from the laundry at that place. These are all things to notice if you are going to do an appropriate evaluation of any facility.