When Your Loved One is Labeled as a “Bad Fit:” How to Advocate for the Quality Care They Deserve
Source: Consumer Voice and NORC
Consumer Voice and NORC have produced a series of outstanding and informative podcasts providing guidance to residents and families through the pandemic.
When facilities tell residents and their families that they are “not a good fit” or encourage antipsychotic medications, often families feel pressured and aren’t sure how to advocate for their loved ones. In this conversation, we first hear from Kathy, a family member who went through this experience with her mother. We then speak with Tony Chicotel from California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), about steps family members can take, the specific rights nursing home residents have, and how families can work with facilities to ensure their loved one receives quality long-term care.
Topics: Caregiving, Preparedness and Response, Prevention/Intervention
Intended Use: Self-directed Learning
Audience: Advocates, Caregivers
Level: Basic, Intermediate