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LC Number: KF27 .E5546 2008h OCLC Number: (OCoLC)606864810 Subject: Nursing homes -- Government policy -- United States. Excerpt: ... 9 on our full committee who are going through it right now with their families. So it is a difficult decision, and I am glad you are willing to come and testify. I have to admit, we had problems in Texas and Louisiana with hurricanes 3 years ago, and my mother-in-law was under hospice care, and when Rita was coming into, we thought Houston, but it ended up going to Beaumont just to the east, and we had had a terrible experience in Louisiana with nursing home patients not having evacuation procedures, and our office actually checked every one of ours, and while everybody was stuck on the freeway leaving Houston, I went to the one where my mother-in-law was at and was really proud that they had cots on the floor for the staff, they had brought in staff to make sure they would be there. We only lived 2 miles from them so I was going to go over there and be there anyway, but in that case, and it was a chain nursing home, was very well prepared to deal with the patients at that facility, and again she was part of the hospice facility on that. When we do have to make those decisions as families, people turn to nursing homes to give their loved ones the type of care they cannot provide. They entrust those nursing homes with their fam-ily members, and again, the squeaky wheel gets the oil whether you are here in government or in the private sector, and if you are there all the time, you keep on it, you will actually see because of-tentimes the understaffing, I know the requirements by statute and by regulation but oftentimes it is difficult so families have to stay involved. But in the past, nursing homes were mainly mom-and-pop institutions and we have those in my district too, but times have changed and now we have the larger chain nursing homes in multiple States, and this corporate structure of nursing homes is sometimes a tangled w...
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|Author||: United States. Congress. House.|
|Publisher||: Books LLC|
|File||: 588 Pages|