A few years ago I had the dilemma of placing my mother into a nursing home

A few years ago I had the dilemma of placing my mother into a nursing home

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A few years ago I had the dilemma of placing my mother into a nursing home. I called one nursing home after another. All I heard was how great their rehabilitation was, they had nutritional meals, 24 hour care, and activities that will help give residents quality of life. Frustrated and having to face the worse decision of my life, I did not know what to do. The social worker at the hospital gave me brochures of different nursing homes in the area. After looking at the brochures, I went to visit at some of these homes. I’m so glad I did. I must tell you, some of the facilities did not match up to what their brochures said. Some of the facilities had odors as soon as I walked in the door; residents were sitting in the hallway unattended and had nothing to do, and others still had food on them from their last meal. They made me feel like quitting my job and care for my mother myself. I finally made a choice of between two. One facility had not been opened very long and
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Unformatted text preview: the exterior and interior was like a vacation resort. It was gorgeous. The only problem was I knew my mother would feel out of place in this environment. She was not a classy type person and all I would have heard would have been, It cost too much for me to be here. The home I picked had been opened for approximately six years. It was an elegant looking facility, but had a warm home-like atmosphere. Residents and family members were enjoying different activities and each others company. My heart went out to one gentleman who did not want to be there, but learned he had no one to visit him and sometimes feels no one cares. I quickly feel in love this facility, and knew my mother would fit in well. I am glad I did not go by the information in the brochures. If I had, I might have chosen the wrong facility for my mother. Do not believe what you read. Go see it for yourself....
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course BUSN 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at AIU Online.

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A few years ago I had the dilemma of placing my mother into a nursing home

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