Well dad has been in a skilled nursing facility since mid-Sept. His needs became more then I could do at home plus juggle my wife and son duties.
I looked at several places and called a bunch. Some places I wouldn't let my dog stay at, sorry... others heck I'd stay there, like a 4-star hotel, of course price is accordingly. In the end I had 2 places I liked and went with one my friend's mom has been in for about a year.
So far the staff has been great, I am there for a bit 3-4 days a week so that probably has something to do with it. Last Thursday evening about 9pm I get a call that dad had a fall and they are sending him to ER. I know I need to be there since dad is very hard to understand. Upon arrival I talk to nurses and the ambulance crew is still there, come to find out an aide dropped dad transferring to bed.
Dad has 3 stitches in middle of his forehead and 2 across bridge of nose where he hit the nightstand, to say the least I am not happy. ER gets CT scan done, it's clear, and stitch him up. Ambulance crew loads him back up for trip back, this is 5 hrs later.
I know in dad's care plan he is to be moved with a hoyer lift or 2 people. I got to nursing home and talked to staff, come to find out a new aide on dad's wing tried moving dad by himself. It's around 2:30am at this point so I make sure dad is in bed and head home telling staff I'll be back 1st thing in the morning to discuss this more with managers.
Bright and early I am there and request a meeting with shift head nurse and manager. After a LONG talk they agree it was an avoidable accident HAD aide followed the care plan. All staff members will be undergoing a training review to check the care plan each shift for residents under their care.
Dad is doing fine now, little sore and looks like he was on the losing end of a bar fight.