THE NEGLECTED ONES BY C. L. SALASKI

Prominent landscape painter David Reid has just entered
the Twilight Zone.

After his mother is sent to a nursing home for rehabilitation, David soon learns the truth about Haven. Once a magnificent seaside hotel on the coast of Maine, the property is now managed by a greedy corporation and a nursing staff who neglect and abuse the residents. Dealing with the inept staff is an endless battle. And to make matters worse, David’s mother claims ghosts are haunting the facility.

Are the spirits hallucinations caused by her medications?

Or is Haven really haunted?

 

CLICK here to read the FIRST CHAPTER of
THE NEGLECTED ONES

THE NEGLECTED ONES by C. L. Salaski

Prominent landscape painter David Reid has just entered
the Twilight Zone.

After his mother is sent to a nursing home for rehabilitation, David soon learns the truth about Haven. Once a magnificent seaside hotel on the coast of Maine, the property is now managed by a greedy corporation and a nursing staff who neglect and abuse the residents. Dealing with the inept staff is an endless battle. And to make matters worse, David’s mother claims ghosts are haunting the facility.

Are the spirits hallucinations caused by her medications?

Or is Haven really haunted?

 

CLICK here to read the FIRST CHAPTER of
THE NEGLECTED ONES

THE NEGLECTED ONES by C. L. Salaski

The familes of two residents discover the truth about nursing homes in the novel, The Neglected Ones.

After his mother is sent to a nursing home for rehabilitation, prominent artist David Reid soon learns the truth about Haven. Once a magnificent seaside hotel on the coast of Maine, the property is now managed by a greedy corporation and a nursing staff who neglect and abuse the residents. Dealing with the inept staff is an endless battle. And to make matters worse, David’s mother claims ghosts are haunting the facility.

Are the spirits hallucinations caused by her medications?

Or is Haven really haunted?

CLICK here to read the FIRST CHAPTER of
THE NEGLECTED ONES

 

THE NEGLECTED ONES by C. L. Salaski

The familes of two residents discover the truth about nursing homes in the novel, the neglected ones.

After his mother is sent to a nursing home for rehabilitation, PROMINENT ARTIST David reid soon learns the truth about Haven. Once a magnificent seaside hotel on the coast of Maine, the property is now managed by a greedy corporation and a nursing staff who neglect and abuse the residents. Dealing with the inept staff is an endless battle. And to make matters worse, David’s mother claims ghosts are haunting the facility.

Are the spirits hallucinations caused by her medications?

Or is Haven really haunted?

 

CLICK here to read the FIRST CHAPTER of
THE NEGLECTED ONES

 

PRAYING FOR NURSING HOME REFORM

When facing the evils of corporate greed, deception, neglect and abuse so clearly present within the nursing home industry, it seems to us that prayer is definitely needed for significant, let alone long-lasting changes to take place.

The following is a list of concerns we encourage you to be praying about that will directly impact the quality of nursing home care.

You are welcome to suggest additional concerns that you would like to see added to this list. The owner of this blog is always glad to pray for specific individuals (caregivers and nursing home residents), so feel free to share your prayer requests.

— For God’s protection to surround at every moment every nursing resident . . . protection from abuse, abandonment, neglect and negligence . . . protection from all injury and harm for each nursing home resident from their caregivers, from themselves, from fellow residents, from volunteers, visitors and indeed from all persons who will come into contact with nursing home residents.

— That all legal rights of every nursing home resident be respected by the facility in which they live.

— We ask God to break the very backbone of corporate greed that exists within the nursing home industry . . . asking that this evil be replaced with a firm commitment (in both word and deed) to providing nothing less than compassionate care for each nursing home resident.

— We ask God to comfort nursing home residents so they are not overwhelmed by fear, loneliness and anxiety . . . May God grant every nursing home resident plenty of caregivers, volunteers and visitors who will spend quality time with them on a regular basis and in so doing ease the emotional and spritiual burden many nursing home residents feel.

— For the truly compassionate and hard working certified nurses aides and nurses working within the nursing home industry…we implore God to give them an excellent work ethic, an ability to be loving and kind to all residents who’s care is entrusted to them (even when the resident is not capable of being loving and kind to their caregiver).

— We implore God to protect nursing home residents from doctors and other caregivers who would prescribe medications (both the types of medication and the dosage) in a manner that would create a situation of “chemical restraint” to exist for the resident.

— We ask God to raise up a new generation of individuals to work within the nursing home industry who will have a heart full of loving compassion for their residents.

— We ask God to provide an adequate number of caregivers — especially certified nurses aides and nurses — to meet the need within the nursing home industry…and we ask that God provide the grace to nursing home management to make sure that they are staffing their facility with an adequate number of caregivers at all times.

— We ask God to touch the hearts and minds of legislators who’s vote has been bought by contributions from the nursing home industry…may the personal greed of these elected officials be overcome by a desire for justice and true compassion for nursing home residents.

— We ask for a true miracle: That nursing homes owners, administrators and staff stop lying, “spinning” and deceiving nursing home residents, their family members and health care advocates — and state nothing less than the truth when they record information in the charts of nursing home residents.

— For the family members and friends of nursing home residents: may they have the willingness to regularly visit their loved one and courageously advocate for nothing less than compassionate and quality care for the one they visit.

— We ask God to give courage to every person who wittnesses abuse, abandonment, neglience or neglect of a nursing home resident so that such incidents are promptly reported to the state…we also ask God’s protection from retaliation surround those who do report such incidents…we ask God’s protection from retalition for nursing home residents who report incidents of harm caused by their caregivers.

Praying For Reform

FROM THE WEBSITE “NURSING HOME REALITY”

Post from Nursing Home Reality Blog

Babyboomers, enjoy your life while you can!

My mom passed away in a nursing home in Colorado on Oct 13, 2008. I miss her dearly. My moms story is like most on this website and I just want to say that this torture and neglect is going to continue until the corporate greed is halted. In order to hold these corporations responsible for hiring undertrained and underpaid caregivers in understaffed Nursing Facilities we as middle class people have to come up with the money to seek legal help. Unfortunately in my experience even when an attorney says “contingency” you still will have expenses. The rich don’t have their loved ones in these hell holes so don’t experience these acts. If they did they could afford to bring justice. It is a no win situation. I want to say the aides that cared for my mom were incredible but how can one or two aides care for 35 plus people with dignity and completeness? They can’t. Shame on these Corporations.

 

Cindy Salaski is pleased to present her first novel, THE NEGLECTED ONES.

Prominent landscape painter David Reid has just entered
the Twilight Zone.

After his mother is sent to a nursing home for rehabilitation, David soon learns the truth about Haven. Once a magnificent seaside hotel on the coast of Maine, the property is now managed by a greedy corporation and a nursing staff who neglect and abuse the residents. Dealing with the inept staff is an endless battle. And to make matters worse, David’s mother claims ghosts are haunting the facility.

Are the spirits hallucinations caused by her medications?

Or is Haven really haunted?

 

CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK TO READ CHAPTER ONE OF
THE NEGLECTED ONES.

TNO CHAPTER ONE

Post from Nursing Home Reality Blog

I think the respect that elders get in nursing homes is a sad reflection on our country. There is no respect for anyone anymore.
Who cares that someone 85-90 or older lays in bed with no water, dirty clothes, no attention, no affection for hours and hours at a time. The little attention they are given is someone shoving food down them as fast as they possibly can because they are short of staff and too many elderly that need to be fed.
No one to do dental care – that takes too long.
No one to fix their hair – that takes too long.
Barely time to throw a little water over them in the shower, sometimes cold water, and no time to rinse them well. And the administration of Nursing Homes has the nerve to say they are well staffed. The nursing home where my father just passed away in and my mother still remains, had a total of 2 CNA’S for a third shift to take care of over 70 patients. No Nurses. Is that sufficient care? Even when they are well staffed by their standards, the care of the people is so substandard, we treat our pets much better than these people get. I guarantee you can go into any kennel in Kentucky and find the animals getting more attention and care than our loved ones get in a nursing home. What a sad world we live in when an Administration can go home and sleep at night knowing the patients are not being cared for sufficiently. They really need to put themselves in the patients place and see if then they would feel they get satisfactory care.