Everyone should take a look at this. Unfortunately this kind of behavior occurrs on a nearly regular basis in SNFs & LTCs. No one should have to go through or even watch this subhuman conduct.
I assure you, I haven't personally witnessed this kind of disgust or any evidence that it may have it occurred. I also know a lot A LOT of therapists who say the same thing. For the most part your loved ones are in good hands.
However, there are no excuses, if you suspect one little thing is off, you talk to management. If it keeps happening, you get your loved one into another facility if you have to.
Please click on the link below, read the article, and watch the video. If you find any of the information presented in the article familiar, either bring it to your management's attention (by-passing the nursing staff), or feel free to contact me & I'd be happy to assist if I can.
I know we all just received the following email, but I think it should be given the recognition it deserves. This year ASHA has proved to be (excuse my language but) kicking BUTT to help it's certified members!!
They are at not only keeping up with the times by developing the ASHA app (and well I might add) but now they have gone and provided us with a discount program for ASHA members. We've had few discounts before, however they were not mainstream or useful to many of it's members.
The section of the website up and running already contains a lot of useful tools and discounts to assist in making business life and pleasure life easier.
The most important content added emphasizes the vital issue of health. Working as health providers, it's a well known fact that our decision to accept a job in certain environments dertermines whether or not we will or will not receive Health Insurance. Let me say that again, as Health Providers, we often take jobs that do not provide us with Health Insurance.
ASHA is now taking one very important step in the right direction and providing ASHA members with a Prescription discount program of 75% off of the your medications. Including generics.
The programs described above are extremely similar to freelancers union and I sure have been waiting for something like this to come around for a long time.
GO #ASHA!!!! KEEP IT UP!!!
Next up, let's see if you can provide ASHA members a group member Health Insurance Plan(s)?????!!! :)
Amy Reinstein, M.S., CCC - SLP