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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.
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"
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
13 Digit ISBN: 9781929882465
5.5 x 8.5
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