I visited Baptist Village for my mother. It semeed to be alright. It was an older facility, so it didn’t have all the bling like the other places. They seemed to be nice folks, but they wouldn’t take my mother. The room they showed me was semi-private, and that was all they had available at the time. It wouldn’t have worked for Mom, anyway. She couldn’t be in a room with somebody else. It was one room with two beds. The staff seemed to be quite engaged with the residents. They were active and helpful. There was a sing-a-long thing going on while I was there, and I think that was engaging for the residents there.
We did not go on an official tour at Baptist Village of Northern Kentucky. We went over to see somebody my sister knew. I did not think it was quite as deluxe, but it was a very nice facility, and the people were nice. The location was really good. They also offer a lot of services, and they have a visiting doctor once a week.
When my grandmother was at this facility, we had to keep someone with her 24/7 because we quickly learned no to trust them. She began to have sores and we also had an experience where a nurse tried to give my grandmother her pills while in a comotosed state. She could have chocked to death. She was dying at that point. It was rediculous.When I began Nursing school I found out that we would be doing a clinical rotation here. I was shocked to see the treatment of the patients. They were indeed fed, dressed, and bathed on time. But when they realized we were gonna be there, they literally disappeared. There was many times they would put someone on the toilet and just leave them there. We would answer a call light and find a client on the toilet all by themselves. And as far as moving the patients every 2 hours, that never happened. They would sit in the same wheelchair for the 8 hours we were there. We only came on Tuesdays so as Nursing students we changed that and repositioned them ourselves. If they were bed ridden, they were never moved. So we started repositioning them. We tried to make someone of a difference. We were hear for 11 weeks and I saw range of motion being performed 2 times by someone other than us. Our clinical instructor actually took our complaints to the head of the nursing home. We are no longer there so I don't know if anything has changed or not. But I can tell you I would never put another loved one here, EVER.
Baptist Village of Northern Kentucky is an independent living community in Erlanger, KY designed for seniors, normally 55+, who are able to care for themselves and wish to live independently. Contact Baptist Village of Northern Kentucky for more details on housing, services, and rates.