Published Oct 10, 2003
I moved here from the Midwest almost 4 years ago and I am shocked at the LTC survey system in this state. I have worked LTC for 20 + years in several different states and I have never been witness to such disregard for common respect and courtesy. Does anyone else out there know what I am talking about? The surveyors in this state are mean, nasty disrespectful and down right rude to the staff in nursing homes. I have witnessed this in several of the survey zones in this state. I would love to hear some feed back. :eek:
I live in "MICHIGAN"
The most over regulated state in the US!!!!
Yes they are very RUDE and Intimidating!!!!!
We started reporting them to their supervisors!!!! You have the right to file complaints against them. If enough people complain they take them out of circulation. (eventually) It takes time but have faith. Also Mich. now does "Joint Surveyor/provider training" we all go together to learn about the latest issues, survey TAGs that will be looked at during survey and get eachothers perspectives. It's been a long haul and will take much more time but somethings have changed, a little:)
You are absolutely correct. There is also a great deal of corruption in the Department. I reported a surveyor for abuse of not one but two residents. Guess who got fired? We must, as the exoerts in LTC set the standards and refuse to take this abuse. Many of the surveyors are completely incompetent, or married to soemone in the Department. As an example of corruption, DSHS refuses to give the names of convicted felons who are wanted to the police, all the while sending them their benefits. Recently DSHS VOC rehab spent $1000,000 on a "week-end retreat" ata very fancy resort for their managers. There is approximately 10 million $ in the Department unaccounted for. Their response is they don't have to. I could go on and on. Recently a facility in Eastern WA in August (very hot) was cited for brown spots on the lawn! These people are incredibly arrogant, rude and incompetent. Please continue to fight the good fight. This is a rogue agency out of control and answerable to no one. Report and complain when they break laws and are inappropriate.:rotfl:
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