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Tens of thousands of nursing home residents died from neglect and 'despair' during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Unfortunate...............

 

"Experts found that tens of thousands of people in nursing homes "have died from neglect and sorrow related to the pandemic," according to an eye-opening report from the Associated Press.

"Interviews with dozens of people across the country reveal swelling numbers of less clear-cut deaths that doctors believe have been fueled not by neglect but by a mental state plunged into despair by prolonged isolation listed on some death certificates as 'failure to thrive,'" the AP reported.

Nursing home watchdogs claim that they have been "flooded" with reports of nursing home inhabitants suffering from neglect, including people being "kept in soiled diapers so long their skin peeled off, left with bedsores that cut to the bone, and allowed to wither away in starvation or thirst."

The article featured several surviving family members of the victims who have died at long-term care facilities for alleged neglect. Barbara Leak-Watkins' 87-year-old Army veteran father, Alex Leak, went for a check-up in February, where he reportedly "had gone so long without water his potassium levels rocketed and his kidneys started failing.""

https://www.theblaze.com/news/nursing-home-residents-deaths-during-coronavirus-pandemic?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20201119Trending-ReeducationCamps&utm_term=ACTIVE LIST - TheBlaze Breaking News

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But I'M the one being accused of wanting to kill Grandma because I think if she wants visitors she should be allowed to have them...

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22 hours ago, Mrs.Cicero said:

But I'M the one being accused of wanting to kill Grandma because I think if she wants visitors she should be allowed to have them...

The thread title is one of my biggest concerns. I don't care for NH care and find a lot of underwhelming care and caring. Even the "better" ones are not consistent. Without family to advocate and keep the spirits up, those folks are suffering abandonment, lack of fulfillment and even the ones who aren't confused, are going to go down hill.

EDIT: "Unfortunate" isn't the term I find proper for the kind of things being forced on our vulnerable. Not just elderly, try getting into a hospital for a family member or even worse, a child.

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On 11/20/2020 at 12:56 PM, pipedreams said:

Unfortunate...............

 

"Experts found that tens of thousands of people in nursing homes "have died from neglect and sorrow related to the pandemic," according to an eye-opening report from the Associated Press.

"Interviews with dozens of people across the country reveal swelling numbers of less clear-cut deaths that doctors believe have been fueled not by neglect but by a mental state plunged into despair by prolonged isolation listed on some death certificates as 'failure to thrive,'" the AP reported.

Nursing home watchdogs claim that they have been "flooded" with reports of nursing home inhabitants suffering from neglect, including people being "kept in soiled diapers so long their skin peeled off, left with bedsores that cut to the bone, and allowed to wither away in starvation or thirst."

The article featured several surviving family members of the victims who have died at long-term care facilities for alleged neglect. Barbara Leak-Watkins' 87-year-old Army veteran father, Alex Leak, went for a check-up in February, where he reportedly "had gone so long without water his potassium levels rocketed and his kidneys started failing.""

https://www.theblaze.com/news/nursing-home-residents-deaths-during-coronavirus-pandemic?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20201119Trending-ReeducationCamps&utm_term=ACTIVE LIST - TheBlaze Breaking News

Isn't it pathetic when the crime you committed was to simply grow old and require help.

So many that say the old are a burden, seem incapable of looking to their own future when they too will be old and potentially dependent on others for survival.

The problem with wisdom is that many times it comes to us so late in life that it has no benefit to others.  The young simply can't comprehend being anything but young, until they grow old and look around but no one's there for them.

"The true measure of any Society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.",  Ghandi

 

"There, but for the grace of God, go I".

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