LETTER: Local Nursing Homes Need Proper Inspections

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Dear Editor,

I have been searching for Nursing Homes so I can get some assistance with my parents and my aunt.  CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR WHATSAPP GROUP.

I am truly appalled by what I have seen so far.

Most of these homes need to be shut down.

I have seen cats running around inside of these care facilities, elderlies sleeping on sponges on the floors, and elderlies eating bread and butter, bread and mayonnaise, noodles, crackers, and jam for lunch.

I have heard these elderly folks complain of not getting enough food to eat, no fruits, hardly getting water to drink, and hardly any juice to drink as well.

It does not stop there. The stench that comes from the majority of these care homes is absolutely disgusting!

Many of these places do not have running water and these elderlies can only wash up with a small basin and with a small amount of water, so it begs me to wonder about all the infections that may be taking place. And probably spreading too! Because of what I realize, is that with no water to flush, your loved ones are passing their urine and feces on the other person’s waste!

Yes, I know that this is absolutely beyond nasty!

I have visited homes that are managed by senior nurses and other persons on our small island and I am appalled.

How can these so-called care providers be operating these homes in such conditions and with the kind of acts that are carried out in these places?

On my last three visits to three care homes, I noted that elderlies are tied to chairs and some to beds like pigs waiting to be slaughtered. Yes, I said it and it is a fact!

The horrible fact is that my country of birth has hardly had a good, clean care home on this island!

From Liberta to All Saints Road, Radio Range, Skerritt’s Pasture, and Cassada Gardens these so-called nursing homes are disgrace!

Rats in care homes, roaches and the like! This needs urgent attention and this needs to stop!

The government needs to have health inspectors inspecting these facilities. Care providers appear to just be picked up off the streets with no formal training and no sense of really wanting to care. Yes perhaps some are trained but the managers needs to do better.

We must CHANGE the way we care for our most vulnerable. Those who cared for others now need care.

In all of my visits, I can single out only two homes that are decent enough but in hindsight and the verbal abuse and rough handling, I have observed, including the well-soaked disposable underwear, lack of empathy, and disgusting smells for want of another word because these homes seem to only want money and not really offering care I will have to find another alternative for Mom and Pop and my Ada.

Regards,
Mrs. Thomas

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12 COMMENTS

  1. I am soooooo with you,but the part with tied down like pigs to be slaughtered I disagree reason being.. Some of the elderlies hands a fast especially the ones who don’t know what they a doing. Some minds a collective n some is not. So to let them behave them self they have to tie them down.

    • To tyjgbk i like how u said that but they is no way u can tie a elderly down like pigs so of the elderly are vrey much a harm to them selves in different ways so the proper word to use here is restraint and thats if a doctor recommends that they are a treath to them self

  2. R u mad, die down an adult, god forbid. Thank God I looked after my parents till their eyes closed. Some folks need to work n can’t do like me n come back from the us n took care of my mom till she went to the upper room. But I beg u all try n find a good person to take care of ur people n, keep ur family at home.

  3. ELDER ABUSE!!! It is shocking! Most of these also used the pandemic to not allow relatives to visit their lived ones or therapists and doctors to visit their patients. They continue to collect outrageous monthly fees, and the residents are not fed properly. Mashed up banana is not a meal. Having no time or patience to feed said pap to a stroke patient is worse! They smile and take our money and live their fancy life and treat our loved ones worse than crap beneath their shoes. ELDER ABUSE!!!

  4. I BELIEVE YOU NO LIES DETECTED… TABITHA THE ONE NEAR CEDAR GROVE THE ONE IN THAT ROTTEN HOUSE NEXT TO APPILANCE NEAR HADEED ….THEY REALLY NEEDS TO HAVE THE HEALTH INSPECTORS SHUT THEM DOWN…..

    MY GMODER WAS AT TABITHA AND THEM LAZY UNDERSTAFFED BUT MOST OF ALL …LAZY… THEM COULDN’T EXPLAIN HOW SHE LEG WAS BLACK N BLUE TILL IT NEARLY PURPLE…SO WE MOVED HER….
    ON TOP OF THE $2500 them want you bring your own pampers wipes and she shared a matchbox room with 2 others so 3 to a. room and the food is dawg shit NO EXXAGERATING

    Most of the owners do smile up in your face and the fake lazy arse Jamaican & Guyanese workers .

    The best thing ANY family can do is get a person to come to your home and put cameras in the room tht you can watch on your fone.

    We did tht and told them upfront most don’t show up…..them will cook your food for their family from your fridge and help robbers BRUKE in….

    It’s very hard to find a good person.
    Pray n ask God to someone…..
    There’s this good lady we hired her name is MS JOSEPH SHE LIVES IN POTTERS NEW EXTENSION THE ABSOLUTE BEST.

    • To no lies decteted am sorry that u had a bad experience but the home i work at is like a palace its like a hotel for the elderly meaning u can eat off the flood the food is off the chain with 3 meals a day pluse snacks at mid day as well dinner area with a flat screen tv rooms with tv ace building hot water cold water shower and the staff wow treat u like its they own families they caring for yes the price is high like u said 2500 to like 3000 but we gave the full nine yard meaning only thing u bring for ur families are they clothes other than that food is gaven toiletries like soap 🧼 lotion , toothbrush 🪥 toothpaste and so much more is gaven as soon as they are out so that money still cant do nothing cause remember staff and bills as well have to be paid but we still maintain our standard cause we love what we do

  5. DNT go to ANY OF THOSE POORLY MANAGED HOMES THERE NOT WORTH IT…..

    HIRE HOME HEALTH AIDS AND SET UP YOUR CAMERA…..MOST WANT $ 2500 – $3000 PER MONTH AND OFFERS NO QUALITY CARE….

    THERE MEALS PLAN IS NON EXISTENT DIABETIC….HBO …..PATIENTS ARE ALL GIVEN THE SAME FOOD AND MOST ISNT NUTRITIOUS…JUS like the writter said NO FRUITS ARE GIVEN…..and the workers have NO PATIENCE WITH THEM WHEN FEEDING.

    THE WRITTER DDNT LIE AT ALL ALL.

  6. I dont think the homes are looking for money.
    Actually, I want CBH to go in and shut them down
    I want those who clean up their act to reopen, and charge 3000EC at least per month

  7. y u want to dump your own mother in a nursing home? now she done feed u, clothes u and wash u skin, thats the thanks u can give ur own mother? UNGRATEFUL is wat u r

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