Wellington Place Senior Living Complaint - Mis-treatment - Senior Living

Review by tatortot on 2008-08-30
GREENEVILLE, TENNESSEE -- My girlfriend works at Wellington place. It is an assisted living place for the elderly (with Alzheimer's, senile...etc.) there is about 35-40 residents that live there... BUT ONLY 3 EMPLOYEES TO TAKE CARE OF THEM!!!

The reason for all this, she (along with others) will get into trouble if a resident falls, or takes off running out the front door...which sounds understandable...but she will be taking care of 1 resident (cleaning the room, cleaning them, bathing etc.) and will get into trouble because she wasn't there when someone took off out the front door, or wasn't there when someone fell...she gets in trouble for it...remember...35-40 old people..... 3 people to take care of the (wash bath, wipe butts, feed, and so on).

What do you think could be done about this situation?? Telling management is out b/c they just seem to push there job off on everyone else, and are hardly ever around.
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-10-12
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-08-30:
Let the state know what's going on.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-08-30:
First I would not post more information about this on this website. If an administrator views this website and there are only three employees taking care of the residents, it will not be hard to figure through process of elmination to find out who your girlfriend is. If your girlfriend is actually a caretaker, then should she be aware of the government agencies that would be able to assist with this issue. The first place, I believe, would be the department of health and human services.
Posted by Johanna on 2008-10-12:
If it's an assisted living center, then the residents, for the most part, should be able to care for themselves (feed, bathe). They might need help with medications and housekeeping, but that is usually the limit. If your gf has residents who need to be bathed and have skin care performed on them, then they need to be in a nursing home. That being said, three employees is still way understaffed and it should definately be reported to the state.

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