another death in LTC

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  4. Visit  momandstudent profile page
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    Wow-all I can say. Sorry....speechless
  5. Visit  SuesquatchRN profile page
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    From the location and ages of those involved, I will venture to say that this is not a typical LTC, but a home for homeless sick people. Ex-druggies, etc.

    Still sad.
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  7. Visit  Smitty08 profile page
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    Sad story. I have to wonder what was the supervision level.
  8. Visit  VickyRN profile page
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    If it is a "typical" assistance living facility, the amount of regulation by the state is very low. Usually only non-licensed personnel are employed to save money.
    presey and Moogie like this.
  9. Visit  oramar profile page
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    These murders were proceeded by a spate of post here by nurses and nursing assistants describing an increase in the numbers of violent clients at LTC facilities. You can almost see what the next thing is going to be just by following the post here.
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  10. Visit  SuesquatchRN profile page
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    It's not LYC. It's a homeless shelter for the disabled.
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  11. Visit  canoehead profile page
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    The world has changed and our LTC folks are going to be different from past years too. I imagine issues like this will be common in a few years especially when the gimme-gimme-gimme crowd comes of age.
  12. Visit  VickyRN profile page
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    Quote from canoehead
    The world has changed and our LTC folks are going to be different from past years too. I imagine issues like this will be common in a few years especially when the gimme-gimme-gimme crowd comes of age.
    Approximately 10% of nursing home residents have severe psychiatric issues and belong in a psych facility, not a nursing home. Yet, they are housed, often in semi-private rooms, right beside frail vulnerable elderly residents.

    Assistant living facilities (at least in my state) have become de facto psychiatric wards. These vastly underregulated facilities often are filled with residents with complicated psychiatric diagnoses and multiple psychotropic medications, yet not one licensed person on site.
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  13. Visit  oramar profile page
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    Quote from SuesquatchRN
    It's not LYC. It's a homeless shelter for the disabled.
    LTC is a very broad term that is used loosely to cover a lot different kinds of facilities. In some states there are laws that define it is a more narrow way. Where I live it means anything from a very highly skilled facility that have licensed people working all shifts to assisted living facilities that do not have a single licensed person on the payroll. We also have group homes for mentally and physically disabled persons, those group homes get called LTC by people on some occasions. In some cases these group homes are very hard to tell apart from homeless shelters. I have a hard time telling what is what myself sometimes. A church group wanted to put a shelter for homeless in one neighborhood and could not get approval. They then called it a group home and it was no problem.
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  14. Visit  Sadhi1 profile page
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    Working LTC for 10 yrs....I thought I have heard it all...
    So sad.
  15. Visit  presey profile page
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    I would like to know what your generation era is?
    Last edit by TheCommuter on Dec 30, '09 : Reason: edited


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