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If you’ve been attuned to the news of late, you may have seen headlines referring to a lawsuit about to be launched against some long-term care home chains alleging failures in resident care. While we wait for an outcome, the story serves as a reminder that we can all do more to help prevent abuse.
After my mother suffered a major stroke, she became an ALC (alternative level of care) patient or what is sometimes referred to as a “bed blocker,” a somewhat insensitive term used to describe someone who is essentially stuck in a hospital (in Mom’s case, an acute care hospital), because a more appropriate alternative is not available. In my mother’s case, the only appropriate alternative was long-term care.
About the author
Teresa Schnurr felt called to open Home Once Again while searching for long-term care for her mother, then for a retirement home for her mother-in-law. Teresa's background in long-term care research helped a great deal but she realized through these searches that most people faced with such tasks had little background knowledge to guide them through their many choices, rules and regulations.