As I mentioned on the Home page, I'll be updating this site to include articles about nursing homes and other healthcare issues.  I won't be discussing "Obamacare," because the Affordable Healthcare Act has affected the nursing home industry very little. 

      There's so much talk about changing the "culture" of the nursing home industry and how nursing homes are becoming more patient-oriented.  I've seen very little of that happening.  Administrators continue to cut costs while finding inventive ways to boost their revenue.  Patients are discharged without their families being informed about the patient's rights to remain there while a safe discharge plan can be found, patients are encouraged to accept treatments that will increase the nursing home's bottom line, and it's rare that staff members are willing to report any wrongdoing. 

     A social worker that I know recently walked off her job after her administrator (allegedly) attempted to force her to place an incontinent patient on a 12-hour bus ride to stay with relatives who had no idea he would be coming.  Did she report the incident?  Probably not.  The man was under the age of reporting for elderly abuse, and the only thing that would have happened would have been for her to be blackballed in the local nursing home industry. 

     So, I'm changing the site.  I'll be linking to stories about nursing home issues and associated problems.  I'm also updating the book for 2014.  It's going to be a busy year - but it will be worth my time if just one person learns enough to advocate for a family member in a nursing home.  I look forward to the new changes.  - l.e. green







 


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10/03/2016 6:31pm

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06/06/2017 12:43am

Another year has finally come to an end. If you were to contemplate all of the things that you've done in your life this year, will you ever feel satisfied for the most part? Have you already accomplished all of the goals you promise you'd achieve? Do you have any regrets for all of the chances you didn't take? Everyday is actually a chance for us to do everything to succeed in our own ways. That's why we should always make the most out of everything we could do every single day. Now that this year is finally ending, another year full of hopes and chances is also coming right now. Perhaps, this could be the year that we could all be the best version of ourselves. The year where we could finally pursue all of the things that we failed to do in the past. We don't need to wait for a New Year to change. So together, let's all celebrate the happiest new year of all time! Best wishes to everyone!

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The people start to prepare for the holiday at least one month in an advance. The preparation begins by buying presents, decorating houses, and making new costumes. Obviously the holiday would not be complete without a symbol of New Year which transcended from generation to generation, the New Year Tree, the unique tree having million small needles and staying green throughout the year.

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It would be nice of you to write more .I love to read your blog!

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