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What a joke!

May 3, 2013

I worked in nursing homes and personal care homes. $100,000 a year to stay in a nursing home, with some of the care and abuse they get it’s not worth $25,000 a year....

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fromtheport

May-03-13 4:12 AM

My grandfather was in a nursing home, at the age of 92, he was being charged $14,000/month for a room that was like a hospital room on top of that he had various roomates during his stay that were charged the same, he had a tv in his room but it was another $800/month, he was to pay until his life savings runs out then medicare or social secuirty would pick up part of it and the. My parents were expected to pay the rest. Nursing homes are a ripoff unfortunately they have a maket niche because sometimes it is impossible to take care of loved ones and move forward with your own life.

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eriklatranyi

May-03-13 6:07 AM

Another failure of gov't to do its job.

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Don521

May-03-13 7:00 AM

That is why politicians own or are part owners of nursing homes, the money. It should be illegal to rob people like that but it is not. All of the nursing homes have a wonderful entrance, really fancy and elegant looking. They drug the old person up so they can just have them lay there and collect the money. Actually, the government owned home in Loyalsock Twsp was where our loved one got the best care after being drugged up in the privately owned one. It was still expensive however. I know the day to day workers do not get the bulk of the money spent, I wonder who does?

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ToTEXASfromPA

May-03-13 7:04 AM

I have heard some say that living on a cruise ship is a cheaper option than some nursing homes. Of course the self-sufficiency and required medical attention might rule this out for some.

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CMReeder

May-03-13 7:46 AM

"Another failure of gov't to do its job."

You are a pinhead!

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JohnZook

May-03-13 7:57 AM

Reeder- glad to see you're starting to watch Bill O'Reilly. He uses that term a lot to describe progressives.

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MrShaman

May-03-13 8:11 AM

"Another failure of gov't to do its job." - eriklatranyi

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...And, you're referring-to (exactly) WHICH government-regulations???

The (above) stated scenarios appear MORE a matter of "Allowing The Marketplace To Regulate Itself".

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MrShaman

May-03-13 8:15 AM

"I know the day to day workers do not get the bulk of the money spent, I wonder who does?" - Don521

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I'd imagine they go to "administrative-costs".

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MrShaman

May-03-13 8:24 AM

Reeder- glad to see you're starting to watch Bill O'Reilly. He uses that term a lot to describe progressives." - JohnZook

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...Untill someone comes-along and hands O'Lielly's *ss to him.

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See:

Bill O'Reilly & James Carville Clash Over What Defines The Far Left

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SteelerFan

May-03-13 8:49 AM

Anyone who watches 'The Factor' regularly knows Bill is fair. He gets opinions from both sides. He deals in facts and not speculation.

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CaveFelem

May-03-13 12:37 PM

Sadly, if you have a loved one with advanced dementia, a nursing home is sometimes the only option. Not too many people can look after someone 24/7, at home, especially when there's no cognitive reasoning power left. Even with home health aides, it can be impossible to care for a dementia patient on your own and hold down a full time job at the same time.

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USABorn

May-04-13 1:33 AM

MrShaman - 8:11 AM

"...And, you're referring-to (exactly) WHICH government-regulations???"

The state furnishes the regulations for nursing homes, as well as the inspections.

I have a close resident that was a nurse at one, and another that recently retired as a CNA. I also have a niece that is working as a CNA at a nursing home while she is earning her RN degree. A close friend was a nuring home administrator until she got cancer and died. All of them talked about the regulations and inspections.

Here's one of their stupid rules. NA's used to use a harness contraption (don't remember what it was called) for patients that wanted to walk, but were weak. The state decided that was too embarassing for the patients and outlawed them. A cracked skull is MUCH less embarassing!

The staff at nursing homes is MAINLY CNA's (certified nursing assistant). There will be a few RN's around (mostly setting on their backsides), and once in awhile you will see an LPN. cont'd

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USABorn

May-04-13 1:37 AM

The majority of the staff, the CNA's are NOT highly paid. The RN's do okay for doing nothing! The administrator gets great pay. Every extra, i.e., pads, diapers, ect., has to be paid for over and above the monthly "RENT."

Nursing home fees are a disgrace!

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CMReeder

May-04-13 7:36 AM

"Reeder- glad to see you're starting to watch Bill O'Reilly. He uses that term a lot to describe progressives."

Erik is no progressive which means you are as big pinhead as he is.

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spike2

May-04-13 8:12 AM

May a CNA, formerly known as a Nurses Aide, with 6 weeks training, never touch anyone in my family. I'm sure many have good intentions however skill and education does matter in a "Skilled Care" Facility. You can check the latest inspections on local nursing homes on-line. This is one area where the more stringent the better. There is better equipment available today than the old "harness" walker. Will they pay for better methods is the question.

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JohnZook

May-04-13 8:21 AM

Still waiting for some pinhead Liberal to hand O'Reilly's a77 to him. 8:00 is pure prime time and nobody, repeat, nobody has been able to kick him to second place. Of course it's a Liberals job to denigrate success.

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nobud74

May-04-13 9:30 AM

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are like any other business. Some are great and some are bad. You have to do your homework to find the one that is right for you. Some tips are--visit early in the morning, visit later in the day and visit during meal times. Look for dirty clothing and disheveled residents. Use your nose--gross, but it will tell you how clean things are. Watch and listen to the way the staff interact with residents--we can all tell when someone is sincere. Visit during meal times to see if residents who need help feeding are getting it. Read reviews and ask friends and family for input. Nobody wants to use these places, but they are a necessary evil and it is important to vet them thoroughly. I have a parent who was in assisted living and now is in skilled nursing and we have been thrilled with our choices, but it takes work. Also, it is important to stay involved and visit at odd times. Yes, the prices are high. cont.

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nobud74

May-04-13 9:32 AM

Yes, the prices are high, but since nobody has the ability, knowledge, strength (to physically move and care for someone who cannot move on their own), or time to do the job we are stuck with this situation.

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