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Demand Safe Nursing Homes

July 1, 2013

It is difficult enough for most people to send aged or infirm relatives to nursing homes when they believe good care will be provided....

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Jul-02-13 12:35 AM

Home of the Good Shepherd which is - btw - a marvel of "adaptive reuse" as well. HOGS is the largest nursing facility in WV.

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Jul-01-13 7:49 PM

yes geo operators do make political donations.

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Jul-01-13 7:48 PM

Operators should take a tour of Wheeling's Hope of the Good Shepherd. It is a marvel of good care. Exemplary in every way. The DWC should be commended.

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Jul-01-13 6:29 AM

The problem is far worse than this article intimates. The hospital/nursing home industries have conspired to weaken civil recourse available to victims of their abuses; and, lawyers are in some cases complicit. One of us here, subsequent accident injuries, endured nine months in a coma due to head injuries that went at first undiagnosed at multiple hospitals; then, a subsequent nine months in a nursing home. He had been given up for dead by his family; and, left alone to the tender mercies of hospital/nursing home administrators while largely unconscious, developed bed sores so deep the bones of his spine were exposed; suffered multiple falls with additional, documented, head injuries; was given insufficient fluids and developed bladder stones that later required surgical removal; and, was physically assaulted. All of that was documented. Yet, he was denied legal recourse; and, the institutions weren't, as far as we know, even cited for their abuses.

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