Wow. Comments from Nursing Home Industry apologists to this blog never cease to amaze me. Their denial (or outright deception) is pathetic. Their comments do seek to spin our (yours and mine) personal experience and news headlines to make it sound as if nursing home living is overwhelmingly a positive experience. These writers acknowledge that “maybe” a “few” bad persons are employed by nursing homes, but the majority are outstanding care givers. Depicting the nursing home industry as having a “few bad apples” and/or a “few problems” is like saying the Titanic “only has a little hole in the bottom of it.” Talk about denial! Talk about deception.

Who are they trying to convince?

This blog has NEVER claimed that ALL nursing home caregivers are bad, evil or lazy. NEVER. We don’t paint in broad stokes to make our point. No need to. We cite specific cases of abuse and neglect of nursing home residents. These reports (found in blog entries like this one and in Twitter Tweets on the left side of your monitor) come from mainstream news media — not from Nursing Home Industry prostitutes…I mean, paid spokespersons. While other damning allegations featured on this blog come from current and former nursing home administrators, nurses and certified nurses aides.

NursingHomeReality also receives reports of abuse and neglect of nursing home residents from physical therapists, speech therapists and other professionals who work in nursing homes.

It is not as if we family members and friends of nursing home residents need any confirmation of what we’ve experienced with our own eyes. We know the suffering of our loved ones and we know the deception and denial of a well-financed industry that will lie and spin at any cost to cover it’s huge corporate butt. SHAMEFUL!!!

This blog will not back down and you should never give up praying and working for nursing home reform. Together we can make a difference for the better!

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