I believe there needs to be some real changes made to make these nursing homes livable.
I am curious as to why an active elder person who can walk and use the bathroom is forced to live in a nursing home against their and their families' wishes. Once in this home,against their wishes why would a nursing home force a resident to sit in a wheel chair all day in diapers especially if the resistant is very active and enjoys walking and independently using the bathroom. I would think even if a resident cannot get to the restroom that a staff would be there to help. Could it be that nursing home is using drug restraints to help the staff rather than the resident and this is making the resident more likely to fall so therefore the resident is confined to a wheel chair even though the resident had never used a wheel chair or diapers in the past. Talking about breaking a person's spirit. Good God a person can pass from a broken heart being treated like that.Then there are never any fun trips that the elders have to look forward too. When they are with their family they are going on vacations with their families going out to eat,going to get their hair fixed visiting friends going out with the family shopping.Then what a shock it must be to be thrown in a home against their and their families wishes. I do not believe that an elder should be treated so badly like what happens in nursing homes. There really needs to be some big changes in nursing homes. Elder people should be able to have spending money while in these homes and be able to go places not just spend the rest of their days drugged, in diapers and wheel chair bound or bed ridden. This is not the life that an elder person deserves.They need a pleasant life. I feel like nursing homes are like elder orphanages rather than a place to pleasantly gracefully age with dignity. I believe there needs to be some real changes made to make these nursing homes livable because right now it is so upsetting to go into nursing homes and it should not be like this.