Assisted living

If there is one area of "crimes against humanity" that should be investigated by our illustrious "do nothing but spend" government is the area of ASSISTED LIVING! WAIT!!!!! don't go away. You will there soon enough so read what I'm about to say. With life expectancy going into the 90's and 100's, what do you think your chances are that someone you love and care for, will dump you into an "assisted living community". Don't say "No it ain't gonna happen". You're fooling yourself: IT WILL. So let's be honest with each other: do you want to be treated like a piece of furniture, or do you want to be even slightly: "humanized"? Following is an e-mail I recently sent to a "search" group that helps people get their loved ones into an assisted living facility: "We're tired of looking at the same old places, all run by the same "mafia", and all under different names. There is not one ounce of difference between all the shlock places that give you a great shpiel at the start, but treat your loved ones like furniture at the end. All they want is "money", money, MONEY, money, MONEY, oh, and did I mention: MONEY!. They (your clients) could care less about anything else; they hire the lowliest of low people that can't get jobs elsewhere; they feed the residents with the same cheap ***; and they spend money on decorating (to impress) like some "Housewives of NJ Gone Wild". Did I mention that they could "care less"? Anyway, that just my humble opinion and I know that you don't have much of a choice as to what you can "sell", so do us a big favor: if you have anything "real" send it to us by mail. If not, then just pretend we don't even exist. We're really not "money bags", we are somewhat human." This is the reality, and you (YES YOU) will most likely experience this no matter who you are, where you live, or what you do. At the rate of $120,000.00 per year (which is what some of these facilities charge (plus extras for special services); how long do you think you or your loved ones can sustain these bills? Even if you're a multi-millionaire (or your parents are), take out the calculator a see how many years they can live like that? If your parents go into an Assisted Living Facility at 80 and live to be 100 (which is now normal), it will cost them (or you) $2.52 million dollars. This is for 21 years of "care". Now think about what type of care they are going to get. The average pay for care givers at an Assisted Living facility is about $10.00 per hour. So if you figure 50% of the cost of "Assisted Living Care" goes for care which is administered by persons, this would mean that in the 21 years $1.26 million would be paid out for personnel. This would mean that 3 staff members would care for your loved ones every single day that they are in the facility. This would break down to care by a staff member 24 hours per day, every single day, of their 21 years at the facility. Now think about this. Do you know of any, ANY, assisted living facility in this entire world that provides 1 on 1 care 24 hours a day, 365 days per year? I'm sure your answer is either NO, or wait a minute: I'm a 1%er and I can afford anything. So unless you are in the 1% bracket you need to think about this. Where does all this money that is paid out day after day, year after year, go? Well for one thing, most of the Assisted Living facility owners are living in Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Monaco, Paris, London, or some other "non-assisted living" facility. They wouldn't be caught dead in one of their own facilities. What does that tell you? We to me it tells me that my loved ones are screwed!!! First of all, they will get the most menial care regardless of how much you pay for the services. Sure, they'll have great views and great garden, but they'll be confined to either their rooms, or a common room, where they are all dozing off waiting (and mostly wanting) to die. This is what they're paying for. OK, I'm being brutal, mean, and very negative. But how many of you have put family members through this ***? If you can provide documented "good experience" proof, I will eat my words.
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#833067 Review #833067 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Maywood, New Jersey
Service
Assisted Living Concepts Customer Care
Pros
  • Decor of facilities
Cons
  • Care provided and extremely high cost
Reason of review
Getting our loved one out of there
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Assisted Living

If there is one area of "crimes against humanity" that should be investigated by our illustrious "do nothing but spend" government is the area of ASSISTED LIVING! WAIT!!!!! don't go away. You will there soon enough so read what I'm about to say. With life expectancy going into the 90's and 100's, what do you think your chances are that someone you love and care for, will dump you into an "assisted living community". Don't say "No it ain't gonna happen". You're fooling yourself: IT WILL. So let's be honest with each other: do you want to be treated like a piece of furniture, or do you want to be even slightly: "humanized"? Following is an e-mail I recently sent to a "search" group that helps people get their loved ones into an assisted living facility: "We're tired of looking at the same old places, all run by the same "mafia", and all under different names. There is not one ounce of difference between all the shlock places that give you a great shpiel at the start, but treat your loved ones like furniture at the end. All they want is "money", money, MONEY, money, MONEY, oh, and did I mention: MONEY!. They (your clients) could care less about anything else; they hire the lowliest of low people that can't get jobs elsewhere; they feed the residents with the same cheap ***; and they spend money on decorating (to impress) like some "Housewives of NJ Gone Wild". Did I mention that they could "care less"? Anyway, that just my humble opinion and I know that you don't have much of a choice as to what you can "sell", so do us a big favor: if you have anything "real" send it to us by mail. If not, then just pretend we don't even exist. We're really not "money bags", we are somewhat human." This is the reality, and you (YES YOU) will most likely experience this no matter who you are, where you live, or what you do. At the rate of $120,000.00 per year (which is what some of these facilities charge (plus extras for special services); how long do you think you or your loved ones can sustain these bills? Even if you're a multi-millionaire (or your parents are), take out the calculator a see how many years they can live like that? If your parents go into an Assisted Living Facility at 80 and live to be 100 (which is now normal), it will cost them (or you) $2.52 million dollars. This is for 21 years of "care". Now think about what type of care they are going to get. The average pay for care givers at an Assisted Living facility is about $10.00 per hour. So if you figure 50% of the cost of "Assisted Living Care" goes for care which is administered by persons, this would mean that in the 21 years $1.26 million would be paid out for personnel. This would mean that 3 staff members would care for your loved ones every single day that they are in the facility. This would break down to care by a staff member 24 hours per day, every single day, of their 21 years at the facility. Now think about this. Do you know of any, ANY, assisted living facility in this entire world that provides 1 on 1 care 24 hours a day, 365 days per year? I'm sure your answer is either NO, or wait a minute: I'm a 1%er and I can afford anything. So unless you are in the 1% bracket you need to think about this. Where does all this money that is paid out day after day, year after year, go? Well for one thing, most of the Assisted Living facility owners are living in Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Monaco, Paris, London, or some other "non-assisted living" facility. They wouldn't be caught dead in one of their own facilities. What does that tell you? We to me it tells me that my loved ones are screwed!!! First of all, they will get the most menial care regardless of how much you pay for the services. Sure, they'll have great views and great garden, but they'll be confined to either their rooms, or a common room, where they are all dozing off waiting (and mostly wanting) to die. This is what they're paying for. OK, I'm being brutal, mean, and very negative. But how many of you have put family members through this ***? If you can provide documented "good experience" proof, I will eat my words.
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#1066449

Great comments. Absolutely do not look forward to this for my parents or my family.

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#720671 Review #720671 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Maywood, New Jersey
Pros
  • Decor
Cons
  • Care provided
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Preferred solution
FTC investigation

Nobody's niece

for almost a year now I have been getting harassing & threatening phone calls from a woman who calls herself Jennifer @ 888-252-**** x 8774. she is saying I owe thousands of dollars on a bill of a dead woman I never heard of. she says this woman was my aunt & I signed papers to be financially responsible for this woman in their Lucas House facility in Beaumont, TX. I have repeatedly told her she has the wrong person but she continues to call my cell phone & threaten me. I have no aunt! I am 86 years old & dying myself.
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#413231 Review #413231 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Assisted Living Concepts Austin House

This house is ppoorly run. Too few aids to manage the elderly population. Dementia Patients sometimes uncontrolled and uncontrollable. Food was good then turned bad. Attendents on weekends not supervised although company says that administrators have to spend 4 hours each day on-site. Mostly they are never sseen. Promissed activities director never hired too often nothing for residets to do. Little interaction between administrators and residents. After falls of several residents each resulting in hospitalization and one in death, the company wawarded the facility a saftey award. Avoid this facility and any other Assisted living concepts home for your elderly parrent or relative.
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#237799 Review #237799 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Nacogdoches, Texas

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