Six Vet groups, representing five million members, are calling for the Federal government to investigate this issue (other Vet groups around the country have launched into the “investigating” mode), i.e., the inferior conditions of nursing homes, and any abuse that’s taken place.
The overall group includes Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Viet Veterans of America, AmVets, and the Legion
Is this another indictment for the end of this VA culture as we know it, and the beginning of a new culture?
Last week, The Boston Globe and USA Today, reported on the VA’s own findings of “blatant disregard for veteran safety” at the Brockton home. Another case of the system devouring the system.
The report was written by The Boston Globe and USA Today and also revealed that VA care was worse than private nursing homes, according to the “agency’s own internal ratings, which were secret for years” (The Boston Globe, November 20, 2018. Veterans groups demand US improve nursing home care. Andrea Estes & Donovan Slack, pp.1A,5A).
The VA has 133 nursing homes across the nation that serve 46,000 veterans annually. Newly released VA data from these nursing homes show that 95 of them-about 71 percent-scored worse than private nursing homes on a majority of quality indicators, such as rates of infection, etc.
Many Veterans are outraged as this travesty of health care, including the many in the groups mentioned above. Veterans families need to know they have the highest quality health care available; unfortunately this has hampered the VA’s rating, in that many people I talk to, tell me that they can’t yet get the most recently developed technology due to budget constrictions.
Being an empath I intuitively pick-up on emotional and other kinds of messages in varied environments. When I go to the different VAs that I go to for appointments, I feel like I’m a second-class citizen, “less than,” and I sense other people’s’ intuitions, emotionalities, egos, and selves may feel that way too. I say this, because we’re talking about how a specific culture functions and relates to one another.
Copyright:christopherbearbeam November 21, 2018