I am a gerontologist by education and profession. I have spent my career advocating for better conditions in nursing homes and long term care facilities so that your grandparents, your parents and who knows, maybe someday YOU can live out the final days of life in total dignity and with the utmost respect deserving of ALL older adults.
If you don't think this is outrageous, then that just shows our advocacy work is not complete at this level of care.
The Rights of a safe haven is certainly expected and should be granted in a long term care facility for ALL who live there, as these facilities are not only regulated by the State, but are often funded by Medicaid.
Not all individuals who live in long term care are elderly, but they are vulnerable and believed not to be competent to live unassisted by family and/or medical staff.
This case is absolutely unacceptable. I agree that there are a lot of ridiculous things going on in the world today, but I am not one dimensional, I quite capable to juggle more than one thought.
However, this situation was avoidable and should not have occurred.
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