Living in your own facility

Would you want to be a resident in your facility?


-I used to be able to say I would live in this facility, but since we were purchased by a hospital that has no experience with LTC and has made many changes (not good ones), I no longer would say that. As a matter of fact, I no longer recommend this facility as a place to live or stay—it is no longer a home, only a place for the hospital to make a buck.

-In fact, I was, following a serious car accident last year. As administrator, I lived in my own facility for 2½ months. I’ve started speaking to trade groups about my experience and it’s changed my perspective tremendously.

-Only if my needs were great and my living arrangement was private and with options.

-Sadly, no I would not want to be a resident in this facility. Medication errors are frequent and ignored, call lights are frequent and ignored, and surveyors have on blinders and can’t see obvious problems but pick up on nonissues that while important, don’t have anything to do with quality of care.

– I am a very independent person and would hope to maintain that independence for as long as possible.

-The tenants that live in our facility live like kings and queens.

Kathy Nelson

Westridge Assisted Living and Retirement Facility

-I would be happy in my “community.”

-What amazes me is the fact that often time families don’t complain or even speak with Administration about problems, they go right to the State. These homes aren’t hotels and people think that these are four-star places to sleep and get their three meals a day. Short staffed is one thing but what the State sets as a staffing pattern is the REAL thing to blame. All states set the standard and it’s awful!! These states should be sued!! Not companies!!

Would you be as willing—or unwilling—to live where you currently work? Keep the discussion alive by posting below.

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