By Lenin Nightingale
Having finished reading a blog entry by a care assistant in a private nursing home, who informs of her and one nurse having to attend to the needs of 25 elderly residents on a night shift, and of her thinking the food given to residents during the day was on par with what would go in the bin of very cheap boarding house (this as the homes’ administrator received a bonus for cutting costs), it occurred to me that all private nursing homes should be open to scrutiny by residents’ friends and relatives.
For this purpose, I have adapted an assessment form used in America, from the National Caregivers Library, by which friends and relatives can give scores on a 1-5 rating scale for a series of nursing home performances that impact on their loved one’s daily routine.
The assessment document, which I have named NURSING HOME ASSESSMENT BY RESIDENTS’ FRIENDS AND FAMILY, assesses the home’s performance in the areas of Quality of Life, Quality of Care, Nutrition, and Safety.
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Please click on the PDF below to download and print the Nursing Home Assessment form to keep and document
I urge everyone to distribute this form. I urge militancy on behalf of nursing home residents.