Enough inanity, insanity and missing the point. I seriously cannot take it anymore. An 87-year old lady collapses in a California Independent Living Facility's dining room and a nurse determines she is not breathing properly and calls 911. The dispatcher asks the nurse to administer CPR while awaiting EMTs. Well now, the paid, talking head pundits pipe in with opinions about what happened on every major talk show-doctors, nurses, lawyers, advertising executives (I don't know what they have to offer either) and God only knows who else.
Steve Brigance, of 4OurElders, talks about care and service as being the single most important thing in long-term care.
Steve Brigance discusses how the consumer must become more educated about how nursing and assisted living homes operate and conduct their business, often to the disadvantage of their loved ones; consumers must consistently demand one non-negotiable item for their loved ones in a nursing or assisted living home: GREAT CARE AND SERVICE.
Here is something we were sent by one of our readers and we liked it so much we wanted to share it even though we are unable to tell you who authored it.
When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.
Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, they found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital.
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