Wow, I half-way heard this on CNN and thought how amazing elderly people can be. She strangled the 100 year old room mate in a nursing home, claiming the woman was making her life a living hell. Charges?
I wonder what I would do under the same circumstances.
It really is, cosette. I mean, how on earth could the employees not see this coming?
The employees are overworked in understaffed facilities some have 20 or 30 patients per shift
that is too much! Taking advantage of the elderly like that. She can claim insanity! Oh snap!!!!
OMG that is absolutly terrible , but to charge her, well really , no , the lady undoubtably is overmedicated just like all the others in nursing homes today , maybe a nurse forgot to give her her antipsychotic drugs , or maybe they gave her the wrong pills or something , really I'm not kidden - read some of my hubbs on nursing homes then you'll understand what I'm sayn a bit better
Starme is far too right for people to look away. Nursing homes are hot beds for the overworked, overstressed, unpaid marginalized medical personnel and breed the "shut up or I'll medicate you" phenom. I've seen it time and again - personally. It's a sad situation that just keeps getting swept under the rug. Doctor's condone it, nurses are aware of it, families are heartbroken. There's a whole underground of knowledge that is used to say the right (accepted) words to a doctor over the phone so he/she will prescribe medicines to keep the patient "under control". Unfortunately this incident won't make a ripple in the pool.
Something about the 100 year old placing a table in front of the bathroom!
i think it is horrible the way we treat our elderly people. when i get old i am going to live in a log cabin and have a shotgun. i will also subscribe to LifeAlert. i would die, seriously, before i would let anyone put me in a nursing home. i feel sorry for those people who are in them.
I could go on all day bashing nursing homes but I better quit personally I think they should all be shut down , One thing Oboma did do right was cut their funding from medicare and the waste and fraud - see every elderly person in a nursing home is a lawsuit liability so its better for the nursing homes if they die quickly unfourtanatly , instead of taking care of them they overmedicate them and understaff the facility and over charge medicare sounds bad but its true
Sounds like psychosis to me! More than likely the woman had severe Alzheimers & dementia. I've seen clients who tried to jump on their caregivers, attack their spouse & threaten to kill family, all over the age of 70!
they have so much to offer. it's not their fault their bodies are frail and their minds are fading. and we shut them away and keep them drugged so we don't have to deal with them.
I heard about that! Was shocked about it. Sad that some people must be so unhappy right up to the minute they die. I hope when I die I can look back on happy years, not the last few years of my life being filled with a roommate I hate!
Well unfourtantly the younger generation dosnt feel it can happen to them , seems too far down the road , but in their late thirties or fourties they may start to notice how fast life goes , if we had them now to help speak up about their future we may be able to have enough force to deal with this crap and stop it before we too get there
good for you starme to write hubs about the situation since you are right there and see it. my mom had to live in a rehab facility her last few months, and it was so sad to see what happens, even in those that are highly rated. half the time I couldn't understand the nurse and I would have her write down what she was saying. my mom's story is sad, so I don't want to get into it, but the reality is they are understaffed, and the situation of each patient is different. I would see people in the hallways that broke my heart. I always tried to smile and say hello but found it hard to continue a conversation. you can't really ask, how are you?... some never get visitors.
any tips you can share, starme?
well, I guess the only tips I can give is to help in the fight against nursing home abuse and neglect, ban together link to my hubbs about it and others and this isnt to make money this is to get the word out link to as many blogs about it as possible ,I really need to do more of this, you commented on one of my hubbs about it once , I think oboma did a good thing when he started craking down on nursing home medicare fraud , thats a start , and if your willing like me to do anything possible , even give up your job and go broke to keep your family out of one of those places you and your family member will still be better off - it makes me sick that one of those places killed my father in law and still got thousands of dollars from medicare and on top of that , they have teh odasity to send me a bill its a joke
That story has been on our local news. It's sad. The "suspect" had been saying ominous things for some time. Apparently, the family asked to have the murdered woman moved but nobody took it seriously. It's kind of hard to figure out why people, dealing with people of an age when dimentia is so often present, would have trouble paying attention to the "alarm bells" that would being given off by that woman. NOW she's going to have a psychological evaluation, but it might have been nicer to have that done before she murdered someone.
maybe this kind of thing will happen more often now that so many of the population will be aging - and will consider themselves too old to punish? or they will think they have nothing to lose or else they'll just have dementia and will not know what the hell they're doing! Very sad. Maybe if a lot of people adopted an elder (the way we eagerly adopt pets) we could alleviate so much suffering! Nursing homes are always happy to have volunteers come to spend some time with these great old people.
That lady was saying things like how she would outlive the other woman, and about how she'd get the bed by the window. If she were "mentally ok" enough to think about having nothing much to lose I don't think she'd be saying stuff like that. I know so many elderly people (including a couple in their 90's) who are a lot more capable or adjusted as a lot of much younger people; but then some people with health problems or Alheimer's are in nursing homes. It doesn't take any big genius, though, to figure out that there's a difference between Mr. Smith's forgetting his grandson's name and Mrs. Jones talking about how she's going to outlive the roommate she's been harassing. I don't know how the victim's family can deal with what happened. It's the same old thing about how when someone asks for help nobody listens, nobody thinks it's as bad as they say, and nobody can believe it.
by starme775 years ago
what experiences have you had with family members in nursing homes? good? bad?
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cut medicare funding to nursing homes? Are you for .... or against?
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