Quote from kbrn2002
I work in LTC, and the vast majority of our residents have families that are very involved. Most would like nothing better than to keep their family member at home but for whatever reason cannot. Some of these residents are private pay, at a very high cost. Cost of care aside, who are you, or I, or anybody else to decide what that person's quality of life is? No resident is left "staring at a wall day after day" and I am insulted that you would think that. I hope for your sake you are never in the position of needing to make the decision to place a loved one in a facility for extended care, but if God forbid it does happen do you really think you would have that attitude if it was your own "89 year old Grampa" needing care???
as already stated, it sounds like you work in a great facility AND the residents are very lucky to have involved family members.
i can assure you however, that is not always the case...it's not even the norm.
i've seen many tragic cases, where the residents aren't "living", but merely existing...and alone.
i wish all facilities were like the one you work in.
finally, our elderly would get the love and attention they truly deserve.