I have lived in Louisiana my entire life and know the ratings of nursing homes. Anyone can look up the stats if they wish. I have been to several of the nursing homes. My father did rehab after his stroke at one that was so bad that the state closed it down. Another one did not even evacuate residents for a disastrous storm like hurricane Katrina and they died. There was a huge lawsuit over that issue. My godmother was in a horrible nursing home because her son lived out of state and did not research. Plus I have toured several others. All of them had substandard care.
It’s truly devastating for our community not to have quality nursing homes. The elderly deserve the best. Unfortunately, the majority of ours are very poor. Only a handful are good out of nearly 300 homes.
I pray our government will continue to work on this problem along with public schools which are the second worst. Mississippi is first. It’s why I had to choose private schools for my kids. I also went to private schools.
Our tax money lines the pockets of politicians. There are constant budget cuts and overspending.
The mayor that was in office during Katrina went to prison like several other Louisiana politicians. Louisiana has always had corrupt politicians.
Also if someone chooses a nursing home because it is what is best for their loved one or the family in general so be it. I’m in full support of anyone who feels it is best. I am in full support of those who do not choose it as well.
It is not the right choice for everyone. It is uncomfortable to have to explain this over and over. We are here for support and encouragement, not false statements. That is not constructive criticism. Suggestions are wonderful but again please know that everyone has their own situation.
Please stop recommending it for people who don’t want low quality, below average care for their loved ones. It is the last choice for people here and only done when it is absolutely needed.
There are many good hospice programs and many good assisted living facilities. Some people choose to do home care as well. There isn’t a right or wrong answer here. It’s all personal choice.
Thanks for listening. I appreciate it.