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Mom with Covid
My 96 year old mom in nursing home has Covid. My issue is with the nursing home, her roommate who’s bed is approximately 10’ from my moms who tested positive on Monday. The nursing home did not isolate her to a location away from my mom and now my mom tested positive. The answer I received from the director is the CDC states they only have to be 6’apart. This is ludicrous, we are talking about elderly dementia patients who are over the age of 90 and not in the best health. My mom has had 2 boosters with the last one given 8 days ago.
I think this is neglect on behalf of the nursing home for putting my mom in harms way and now she has a stuffy nose, very sleepy and only eating very little. I have contacted my local state department here in Mass and the ombudsman and am waiting for return calls.
I feel helpless because I cannot be there and I would go everyday. I have to depend on them to make sure my mom gets fluids, this nursing home is short staffed like the rest of them and the care lacks, which is why I worry. She will be getting the anti viral medication in the morning.
Has anyone recently had an experience with a loved one in nursing home with Covid? How did they do and did they get the anti-viral medicine.
I am seeing more and more about neglect in nursing homes. On their behalf they are overwhelmed and understaffed. Nobody wants that job. However, roommate really should have been isolated and you should have been notified.
I am very sorry, you are among huge support here. I really hope things work out and the nursing home has accountability.
We put our love ones in nursing homes for numerous reasons only to find it is lacking at many facilities. Yes, much neglect happening. I was seeing it right off in a larger nursing home. Then thought a smaller nursing home would be better. Boy was I wrong and my loved one suffered a serious injury within weeks.
As another poster said, who wants that job? Why work in a nursing home or as a personal care assistant making under $15 an hour when you can make $14 at Wendy’s or $15 at Wal-Mart. No excuse when you take on that job role but it is the reality. I’m glad you are looking out for your loved one.
Nursing homes from my understanding earn over $6000 monthly per person so why, why, why?
Prayers for recovery!!