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Old 04-28-2018, 12:22 AM
 
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This is common human behavior. When people are babies, the world dotes on them. When they stop being 'cute' and 'lovable', the world gives not a damn about them.
That seems like a gross generalization.

My MIL was in a care home for 8 months. We visited several times unexpectedly -- she was well taken care of. Plus my SIL visited daily.

But a $5,000/month board-and-care is very different from a Medicaid nursing home.
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Old 04-28-2018, 12:41 AM
 
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This is common human behavior. When people are babies, the world dotes on them. When they stop being 'cute' and 'lovable', the world gives not a damn about them.


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That seems like a gross generalization.
What I said is accurate of society in general.

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My MIL was in a care home for 8 months. We visited several times unexpectedly -- she was well taken care of. Plus my SIL visited daily.
And that is good, of course. I'm referring to society in general. That said, any number of nursing homes have come under scrutiny for gross negligence over the years. But, again, anecdotal stuff like this is not what I'm referring to. People respond to 'cute' and 'beauty'. Evidence of this is all around us.
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Old 04-28-2018, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Deepest Darkest NZ
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I found the following in the report most interesting:

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State health officials were aware of the outbreak of scabies, a microscopic mite which burrows into skin where it lives and lays its eggs, but never launched an investigation, or inspected the nursing home, 11 Alive reported.
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Old 04-28-2018, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Clown School
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Things like this is honestly why I wish to die suddenly at a young age. It sounds weird, but I'd rather die than live in conditions like that.

I don't have much family, and I'm the youngest in my family, so even at 27, this worries me.
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Old 04-28-2018, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Watervliet, NY
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This is common human behavior. When people are babies, the world dotes on them. When they stop being 'cute' and 'lovable', the world gives not a damn about them.
My 16 year old nephew has already adamantly told my 51 year old brother (his dad) that he will take care of him in his old age.
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Old 04-28-2018, 06:35 AM
 
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My 16 year old nephew has already adamantly told my 51 year old brother (his dad) that he will take care of him in his old age.
If that actually happens, then ...very good. Time will tell. But again, I'm not referring to anecdotal stuff but with the attitude of society in general.
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Old 04-28-2018, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Family should visit as often as possible to make sure their loved ones are being taken care of. This didn't happened over night. The article said "it was unclear when the family last visit " .
It was the fault of the nursing home. We don't know if this woman even had living family that she was close to. Since she was in her 90s, her own children were probably in their 70s and might have been in nursing homes too, or too frail themselves to provide care for their mom.
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Old 04-28-2018, 07:56 AM
 
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I personally feel the family should get very little compensation.

Did they visit their relative?

Probably never even visited,but now they want money.

On another note,i think she was in assisted living rather than s skilled facllity.
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Old 04-28-2018, 08:17 AM
 
Location: la la land
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It will be settled but let me ask you what you think it will be? I have my own idea and it will certainly vary by where in the country but given the person is essentially terminal with extreme dementia it's another story.

I'm guessing 500k.
I don't think they will get much if anything at all. My great Aunt was in a nursing home and died after being fed milkshakes when she refused solid food she had diabetes and that was clearly noted on her chart. They didn't call her doctor or check her blood sugar when she went into a coma. Her family talked to two attorneys who said that because of her age the settlement wouldn't even cover attorney fees. It seems they factor in the patients age in these cases and she was close to 100.

https://www.propublica.org/article/p...take-your-case
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Old 04-28-2018, 08:32 AM
 
Location: California
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May her soul rest in peace.
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