Neglected in the Corner: I Don't Want That to be Me

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A Tech-enhanced Life member writes in from the Internet to ask how to avoid this horrible fate. Some answers start to emerge but it needs more thought.

Here is how the problem was framed: "Although I paid close to $10,000 per month for my parents' care, they were not exercised or changed enough, and died wheelchair bound of repeated urinary tract infections".

Explorer Circle members share personal experiences from among their acquaintences, and offer suggestions about how to make good decisions and ways to monitor care.   

Websites that offer ratings, personal visits, and interviewing residents are just a few of the suggestions offered by the group. 

This listing describes a government website that attempts to compare nursing home quality

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from the Commonwealth Club circle discussion October 17th, 2016.


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Key words: 
Quality of Care measurement, Nursing Home Care