Danger Zone: Unlock the Secrets of Nursing Home Medical Records and Protect Your Loved One

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Danger Zone

Unlock the Secrets of Nursing Home Medical Records

and Protect Your Loved One

To achieve the best possible care for your loved one, you must play the watchdog. In this book, we show you some tricks nursing homes play to keep you - and government regulators - less than fully informed about patient care. You'll also learn some tips for outmaneuvering such attempts to keep you in the dark. And we'll ...

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Overview

Danger Zone

Unlock the Secrets of Nursing Home Medical Records

and Protect Your Loved One

To achieve the best possible care for your loved one, you must play the watchdog. In this book, we show you some tricks nursing homes play to keep you - and government regulators - less than fully informed about patient care. You'll also learn some tips for outmaneuvering such attempts to keep you in the dark. And we'll teach you the handy method of using three-by-five cards to document what you observe. For patients whose situation requires more extensive documentation, in the back of the book we supply worksheets that break down the areas and items you need to monitor and have included charts you can use to do so.

Here's what sets this book apart from many others that provide advice about nursing home care: most other authors believe that if you get involved and work through the system and play nice, you'll be okay. We certainly believe in getting involved, and playing nice may work at some facilities - there's no sense in taking a confrontational approach if the staff is generally cooperative. But the truth is that at many facilities, you'll just get eaten alive playing nice, and you'll only be playing into the administrators' hands. Especially in the world of for-profit nursing homes, everything boils down to money, and the business model is simple: every expense the facility can avoid means more dollars to the bottom line. If you don't challenge the staff about lapses in care - or don't know how to - the home will have won the game, and your loved one could wind up in the danger zone of long-term care in America.

This book will help you level the playing field.

Danger Zone

Copyright 2003 Member of the Family, LLC

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780974131313
  • Publisher: MemberoftheFamily.net
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Pages: 109
  • Product dimensions: 5.64 (w) x 8.58 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Horrible book with inaccurate information. Yes, there are SOME

    Horrible book with inaccurate information. Yes, there are SOME bad nursing homes. However, if you would look at the politicians and those of you who don't think it is important to fund these facilities, you would realize they are over regulated and underfunded. These authors should be ashamed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    UNRELIABLE INFORMATION

    The authors of this book have their own website stating they give recent up to date reports on nursing home facilities, however the recent reports are not on there. Facilities that are rated as four stars are being seen as giving bad care. Clearly, the authors do not want to update their own information as it is presented with as up to date reports as they use the term " recent reports". If you cannot trust the authors to do that then how can you trust their insight to how nursing homes are actually surveyed? In addition, the authors on their website where they display this book's information says " there may be more up to date reports and to ask the nursing home administrator." Clearly the authors who are acting as advocates to families who are looking for great care for their loved ones can NOT count on these authors as experts since if they were an expert they would know that it is a regulation for nursing homes to provide for public access most recent state survey results at all times. Families don't have to ask the nursing home administrator it is at their disposal in a public area in the facility itself for the family to view. I would give this a horrible review given how deceptive some of the most important information is for families to understand are not up to date yet they claim they will have recent postings.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2004

    Mother Book of all books on how to survive nursing homes

    Every person who even thinks about having a loved one in a nursing center needs to have this book in hand as soon as possible! Every person with a common interest of protecting a loved one in a nursing home situation needs this book! I will go even further.....every person who can afford to donate the cost of this book needs to place one in their local church libraries, their local city libraries and anywhere or place where the public will take note that it is available! It is that important and that good! It is a manual on how to survive nursing homes for the families who are dealing with them on a daily basis......It is a must have book!

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