Due to the lack of availability at other nursing homes I was forced to leave my father at Premier Nursing home knowing the place had a terrible reputation. I was quick to learn why this facility has such a bad reputation. I could write book on all the negative aspects about this facility and share several experiences that occurred during my father’s stay but I will only touch on a few areas that I feel warrant the attention of anyone contemplating leaving a family member at this nursing home.
Push the patient emergency button from any room and expect to wait at least 30 minutes before anybody comes to the room. There have been times we’ve waited over an hour. Think about that during a time in which a patient could be choking or fallen off their bed.
Ask a medical question and expect mass confusion and someone telling you they will find out who can answer your question. You will Never see an actual doctor present at this facility and there’s only a couple nurses running around between the hundreds of patients. The place is run by nursing aids most of which would rather hang out outside smoking their cigarettes vice spending time tending to the patients. Not only is the patient health care poor but so is the facility cleanliness, food, communications, support, laundry services, wound care, etc. During the weekends this place turns into a ghost town that has the feel of a warehouse full of patients with bare minimal staff. I encourage anyone to visit this place on a Saturday or Sunday and take note at all the rooms with the patient emergency light flashing on multiple rooms where patients are endlessly waiting for assistance.
I will admit that there were a couple therapists who actually cared about their patients and worked with them but this does no good when the rest of the employers have no desire to maintain pain management, rotate patients in beds, and prevent the decline in health, strength, and will power to survive.
My father developed a painful ulcer on his backside due to the staff not rotating him in bed. He lost an unbelievable amount of weight and looked famished. The best day my father had at Premier was the day we took him out of there. This is NOT a libel review with fictitious accusations. These are facts which can easily be noted by anyone who takes the time to walk through this facility and take note on the care being provided, the absence of “true” medical staff, and the health and happiness of the patients subjected to minimal efforts of medical treatment and care.