another death in LTC

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    Wow-all I can say. Sorry....speechless
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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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    Sad story. I have to wonder what was the supervision level.
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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.
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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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    It's not LYC. It's a homeless shelter for the disabled.
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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.
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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.
    SuesquatchRN and Kitty-RN like this.


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