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Carroll Hospital Neglects Geriatric Care

I find it ironic that Carroll boasts of great advancements while completely ignoring the fastest growing percentage of it's population. 
Carroll Hospital Center does not have a geriatric care unit that would have the capabilities of helping senior citizens with special needs...I know, I know, It just doesn't pay to keep these aging citizens healthy and vital. If a senior citizen happens to go to this Hospital with any semblance of memory issues they quickly turn them away because no insurance pays for this type of care so they want no part of it. Carroll Hospital Center neglects to provide balanced care for our aging population. Don't take my word for it, just give them a call and ask for information about their Geriatric Care Unit....(doesn't exist)
Lisa Haderman September 28, 2013 at 08:45 AM
The County overlooks seniors who need protection from Senior Predators.My Mom has definetely started with Dementia & has turned things over to someone who is not a relative & has a criminal history & just met this person in LAte May & by Mid June had her advance directives can't take care of herself non compliant with care & all the system & her Dr says oh she is just not making wise choices.her health is so bad from not being able to care for herself she's lost toes had MRSA in her bloodstream & urinary tract & diabetic foot ulcers on both feet since Jan of this year & noone wants to put her in assisted or a nursing home.
Buck Harmon September 28, 2013 at 11:03 AM
So called assisted living facilities are designed to generate profit first, seniors that have serious need of care without means,,(money) are like old cattle put out to pasture to die... The Carroll Hospital will only admit seniors to their 4th floor psychiatric unit if they have insurance to cover it...it's the same unit that is always filled with younger folks with addiction issues...not at all the right place for a senior citizen with memory issues, but they get paid. Senior care in Carroll is a tragedy.
Lisa Haderman October 03, 2013 at 08:53 AM
She has Medicare & medicaid so insurance is not an issue the system is
Buck Harmon October 03, 2013 at 09:13 AM
Memory care issues are not covered by any insurance.
Lisa Haderman October 08, 2013 at 08:18 AM
They cover cause I used to work in a bunch of different facilities thru the years.i'm just tired of the system not protecting vulnerable adults & children in this horrible state & county.u get in more trouble if you do something to an animal.it sucks
Buck Harmon October 08, 2013 at 08:33 AM
You are right about the fact that animals get more attention than geriatric patients...this Patch site would be evidence of that.

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