lets put up menus, activity schedules, and photos over the beds of residents who cannot see, and stuffed animals fit for a childs nursery. turn on 2 or 3 tv sets (tuned into a language they cannot understand) and have a radio on with rap. then to really make them feel right at home put up a thin curtain around their roomates bed and expose them to the smells of an incontinent person who has had a large fresh bm, and to bed 3's crying, screaming grandchildren. we'll just pass it off as a "home like environment". dont forget the loud knocks on the door , the sounds of the staff introducing themselves and explaining all procedures.then there's the noise from vents, humidifyers bubling, & iv machines beeping. so, we just give them hypnotics, & psychotorphic meds for their nosocomial induced insomnia and psychosis. and wonder why they are so confused. do you think the zoo like atmosphere has anything to do with it????????????????
if the federal government (obra) was soooo interested in providing diginity and privacy for the residents then why dont they mandate nursing homes to provide residents with private rooms???????????