If I could point something out...I know this is an old thread, but i think I understand where the original poster was coming from. i have read the post many times. As a nursing student, I too had an absolutely horrible experience at a nursing home. I saw some terrible abuse and worked closely with a nurse who had been written up 10 times for med errors this year. (her own admission) The original poster was saying what she thought the public's view of LTC and LTC nurses.
Its pretty obvious why she didn't post again, I don't believe at all that she was sterotyping ALL nurses and ALL LTC facilities. She was stating what she perceived the general public opinion was in a certain region of the country.
Also, as long as I am risking angering people, there are some VERY bad nursing homes. They also have some very GOOd nurses that genuinely care, but there is some very bad things going on. I have seen it, working side by side with the "bad" staff.
I am very glad to have read this thread because I see how many wonderful nurses are out there and it does restore my faith a bit.