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25 pics that prove my mom was neglected and abused in long-term care Long Term Care, Go Getter, My Mom, The Twenties, Love Her, Medical, Medicine, Med School

25 pics that prove my mom was neglected and abused in long-term care

My mom was a go-getter, she loved to be on the move. Even when she had been living with advancing Alzheimer disease for several years, she told me clearly and directly that she wanted to “kee…

she couldn't sing because she was sedated Living With Dementia, Mom Died, Miss You Mom, Care Worker, Long Term Care, Singing, Miss U Mom

she couldn’t sing because she was sedated

My mother, who lived with dementia, was chemically and physically restrained every day for the forty-five months she lived in a dementia jail (aka a long-term care facility or nursing home). These …

50 pics that prove my mom was neglected and abused in long-term care Long Term Care, My Mom

50 more pics that prove my mom was neglected and abused in long-term care

If you don’t have proof, you won’t be believed. Sometimes, even if you DO have proof, you are not believed. I learned that when I went to court to try to get control of my mother’…

who is responsible when people living with dementia are robbed of their dignity in long-term care? I Need To Pee, Director Of Nursing, Living With Dementia, Frozen Shoulder, Dementia Care, Nursing Notes, Long Term Care, Trigger Points, Lie To Me

who is responsible when people living with dementia are robbed of their dignity in long-term care?

Of the roughly seven hundred entries on seventy-five pages of nurses notes I was sent leading up to the court case I had initiated to try to get legal control of my mother’s care, the only one that…

Family care partner Nicole Jaouich visited her mother Hilda Zlatoroff in a Quebec long-term care facility every day for 6 years to help her eat and drink; her mother’s eyesight was fai… Living With Dementia, Alzheimer's And Dementia, Long Term Care, Old Mother, Old Age, Caregiver, 6 Years

hilda zlataroff should have died of old age

Family care partner Nicole Jaouich visited her 102-year-old mother Hilda Zlatoroff in a Quebec long-term care facility every day for 6 years to help her eat and drink; her mother’s eyesight was fai…

“Your mom’s been weepy and anxious since I got here this afternoon,” Nurse Ratched* said as I approached. She was writing notes in a binder that lay on top of the meds cart. Director Of Nursing, Vital Signs, Care Worker, Long Term Care, Good Spirits, Anxious, Feel Better, Sayings, Lyrics

the story of the dirty pull-up

“Your mom’s been weepy and anxious since I got here this afternoon,” Nurse Ratched* said as I approached. She was writing notes in a binder that lay on top of the meds cart. I stopped beside her. “…

stories of family members being banned and restricted by long-term care facilities make canadian national news Living With Dementia, Care Worker, Long Term Care, To My Mother, News

stories of family members being banned and restricted by long-term care facilities make canadian national news

On February 26, 2015, I received a registered letter from the facility in which my mom had resided for two and a half years requesting that I limit my visits to my mother to between the hours of 1 …

like one flew over the cuckoo’s nest Go Pear Shaped, Junkyard Dog, Should Have Known Better, Alzheimer's And Dementia, Maybe One Day, Medical History, Jack Nicholson, Her Smile, Call Her

like one flew over the cuckoo’s nest

I should have known better than to invite my photographer friend Edith to do a day-in-the-life photoshoot of Mom and I on a Friday. I had intended for Edith to capture in images the wonderful time …

Many of the comments people make on my posts, and the stories they send me by email and snail mail break me heart. Some literally bring me to tears. Open Letter, Fun Loving, Great Stories, My Heart Is Breaking, Vulnerability, To Tell, Drugs, It Hurts, Shit Happens

drugged & drooling

Many of the comments people make on my posts, and the stories they send me by email and snail mail break me heart. Some literally bring me to tears. This is one of them – a comment CL made when I p…

July was a scorcher. And when I went to visit Mom in the afternoon, the heat made the stench of the dressing on her leg even more disgusting than it otherwise might have been. I gagged. Wound Care, Long Term Care, Just The Way, Washing Clothes, Be Still

i still smell the stench

July 13, 2016, was a scorcher. And when I went to visit Mom in the afternoon, the heat made the stench of the dressing on her leg even more disgusting than it otherwise might have been. I gagged. I…

Rachel* sent me the first part of her story at the end of July She told me how the residence in which her father lived had banned her from seeing him for six months because she had advocated … S Stories, Bullying, Bullies

bullied and banned: rachel’s story

Rachel* sent me the first part of her story at the end of July 2018. She told me how the residence in which her father lived had banned her from seeing him for six months because she had advocated …

19 ltc human rights abuses i hope quebec will have to pay for Long Term Care, I Hope, Quebec, Human Rights, Fictional Characters, Quebec City

19 ltc human rights abuses i hope quebec will have to pay for

On July 10, 2018, the Quebec Council for the Protection of Patients and co-plaintiff Daniel Pilote (who is a long-term care resident in Quebec), filed an application for a class-action lawsuit that…

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feed them ffs!

Maryanne, one of my long-time US followers, wouldn’t use swear words like the one I alluded to in the headline — she’s a quiet, religious, God-fearing woman. So I’m swearing…

The video is clear, and the care workers’ words are unmistakable: “I love how you throw him,” one says to the other. “I used to throw people like that.” She’s ta… Don T Lie, People Like, Sayings, My Love, Words, Videos, Mens Tops, Lyrics, Word Of Wisdom

videos don’t lie about abuse, but people do

The video is clear, and the care workers’ words are unmistakable: “I love how you throw him,” one says to the other. “I used to throw people like that.” She’s ta…

Connie Rifenburg’s comment on “hidden restraints: hidden abuse” brought tears to my eyes when I read it. Ads

the lies added insult to injury

Connie Rifenburg’s comment on “hidden restraints: hidden abuse” brought tears to my eyes when I read it. After I emailed to tell her so, she wrote back with additional details. Th…

According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, a physical restraint is “any manual method, or any physical or mechanical device, material or equipment attached or adjacent to the… Fictional Characters

hidden restraints: hidden abuse

According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, a physical restraint is “any manual method, or any physical or mechanical device, material or equipment attached or adjacent to the…