During an Ohio Health Department inspection of a nursing home on the North Side of Youngstown, a resident placed her hand on an inspector’s arm and began to cry.
When it became obvious that Helen Horkey could no longer care for herself, her son and daughter-in-law said they had no real choice of what to do.
The U.S. Centers Medicare and Medicaid Services have a special list, one that most nursing homes don’t ever want to be on.
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The alarms were quiet the morning of April 9 when an 84-year-old resident of Grace Woods Senior Living in Niles walked out of the building and died.
As a child, Sam Berresford visited a former neighbor in a nursing home. “People were yelling, strapped in chairs, and it smelt like urine. It was a scary place,” he said. “I was scared to death.”
Independence can be under-appreciated until it is no longer an option, especially when one is faced with entering a nursing home.
This year, the average number of health code citations in Ohio is six. The average in the United States is 7.5. In May, Maplecrest Nursing Home in Struthers received 22.
It is one of the most stressful and emotional moments in life – choosing a nursing home for a loved one.
And as the American population ages, more and more people will face this choice. In Ohio alone, there are 78,221 people living in 956 nursing homes.
Many people have problems living within their means, but what happens when your “means” is $40 a month? That’s how much a person living in a nursing home and on Medicaid gets each month as a personal allowance.