Earlier this week, John Oliver released a video criticizing the Long-Term Care industry, pointing out some awful actors’ appalling practices. The video’s link is below but be warned; there is very explicit language that he uses throughout the video.
First, let me highlight that the industry does have serious flaws with particular companies that are more profit than care-oriented. Many others focus on care and are not putting money first. These facilities care deeply for their residents and go beyond the call to take care of them.
Mom was in a good facility.
That was the case with my Mom, who recently passed a month short of her 95th birthday. The staff in her facility loved her and were genuinely sorry to see her go. The facility followed all precautions for COVID, much to my annoyance as I could not be with her, but we understood why. Staff cared for her when we couldn’t be there then arranged in-person visits when the situation allowed. She will be greatly missed.[Read more…] about John Oliver takes on Long Term Care