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  •  Excellent post! (6+ / 0-)

    I've spent a fair amount of time either visiting loved ones in nursing facilities or going with groups to entertain in them.  A truly good facility will let you roam anywhere, at any time, as long as your presence doesn't interfere with care.  That is how I judge the places I've seen.  If they are at ease enough about the quality of their care to let you see what's up, they are likely doing a good job.  Truly good places are proud to have you see even their "worst" cases.  They believe that shows them off at their best. (The smell test is also good, not only for urine or feces, but for infection/decaying matter.)

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Wed May 12, 2010 at 02:23:10 PM PDT

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