BACK @ frena......I SAID ...'not everyone' needs to be in a facility.(sadly indicating some do). Don't forget, I have a valid opinion.
And in MY CASES.....Families HAVE tried to give the best care. No one else knows that Patient like his/her family. Not a Social Worker, not me, not you.
I have lived with patients...Elderly singles and couples. People will work out what they want to work out. I can be that 'Bridge', for them, and have often been.
I have NEVER had a patient, OR seen a Patient HAPPY to go into a Facility. It just dosen't happen. I have been a Charge Nurse/Supervisor in these Facilities, so I know what I am talking about.
You evidently didn't really read my letter, as I advocated R & R (Rest and Relaxation). Very important for everyone.
You need to read more about Dementia, and you will find that it IS better if possible, to leave the Patient in familiar surroundings.
This has been proven.
And what may I ask is..."get it right?". Right?? We health care professionals do not hope for 'right'. We strive to give the BEST, most compassionate service we can give.
I would suggest, frena, you find COMPASSION somewhere...you just may need it.
I have held a Bussiness for over 30 Years. Most of my Patients come to me by Referral, and that is saying something.
And in closing...I have to be 'accurate', you apparently have your own opinion.
I really don't think you can walk in my shoes, 35 Years in Nursing as of this year. As a former Hospice Nurse, one learns alot about compassion and helping Families work through problems/concerns.