SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES OFTEN FAIL TO MEET CARE PLANNING AND DISCHARGE PLANNING REQUIREMENTS
Department of Health and Human Services finds– nursing homes across the Nation
are not meeting regulations. An investigation found nearly half of all
facilities are not meeting care requirements. So, it begs the questions– how
can you make sure your elderly loved ones are safe?
instance, at the Quail Creek Nursing and Rehab Center. Workers were caught on
camera, abusing a patient– slapping her in the face with latex gloves and
shoving them in her mouth.
you choose in-home care or a nursing facility, ask questions that will help you
find the safest option:
about hiring procedures;
they licensed, what their certifications are, if they do background checks and
what their typical length of employment is;
many seniors are assigned to each caregiver;
they serve lunch or breakfast, what do they do if the senior has already slept
through breakfast; and
do they compensate and make sure that they're fed?
is a link to the Department of Health and Human Services' full report: https://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-09-00201.pdf