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Dear Nursing Home : Truly an Angel

Putting a loved one in a nursing home is something I just never thought about. That would never be a reality for me . . . so I thought! And when it did happen, I was totally devastated.

 
 
Dear Nursing Home
Dear Nursing Home
PRLog - Dec. 4, 2011 - Nursing homes can have both good and bad aides, caring and not caring nurses, helpful and uninterested therapists, responsive and non-responsive management.  It pays to check all this out in advance.

Families turn to nursing homes to give the elderly the care and attention they need, but a congressional report out Monday says 1,600 U.S. nursing homes  –  nearly one-third  –  have been cited for abuse, reports CBS News Correspondent, Bill Whitaker. Some 5,283 nursing homes were cited for abuse violations.

A recent report issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has found that nearly all nursing homes in the U.S. have received citations for health and safety violations in 2007. Led by Daniel Levinson, the inspector general of DHHS, federal investigators inspected and evaluated complaints from the nation's 15,000 nursing homes.

Of these facilities, roughly 67 percent are "for-profit" homes, 27 percent are nonprofit companies and 6 percent are owned by the government. The results of this nationwide inspection found that 94 percent of for-profit facilities and 88 percent of nonprofit organizations received citations for non-compliance last year.

Read about my struggles of putting my mother into a nursing home;  the disappointments that came with it;  and what I did to try to change things.

Read my heartwarming story of my mother which I called "Truly, An Angel."  Some tears will flow as you read about this wonderful person I called 'Mom' and I am sure you will love her, too.

What a reader has said . . . a wonderful book, written from the heart. This is a great book for those with parents or loved ones in long-term care, or those contemplating such a move. This should also be required reading for staff members of nursing homes, etc.  – generally overworked and underpaid, it's all too easy for them to become emotionally detached from those in their care. This book is a gentle reminder that patients and residents need not lose their identities just because of their circumstances.

Author: Agnes DiTommaso                  
ISBN: 1929882467         
13 Digit ISBN:  9781929882465   
5.5 x 8.5
45 Pages
US$14.00

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Biographical Publishing Company does book layout and design, proof reading, assigns ISBN, arranges for printing of books, provides promotional services and offers advice on all aspect of book creation including marketing and distribution.

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