Laguna Honda Hospital Resident

Laguna Honda Hospital Resident

Sunday, July 27, 2014


‘’When The State Comes Marchin’ In’’

(I had the opportunity to share much of this with Mivic H., today 7/30)
---When the auditors from the State of California come to Laguna Honda…they are here to basically check on how well the facility as a whole (the staff) is caring for the resident. They have a list of questions that they ask the residents (the patients are called residents) to find this out. When the State talked to the residents this years things were more subdued than they have been at other times.

---The State Surveyors seem to be looking for situations and names (people they can sternly speak with) rather than spending time on concepts and generalities that one may find me focusing on.

---At the meeting…the statement was made - ‘’the staff becomes a whole lot nicer when the State is here. It is like day-and-night.’’ Well…that seems to be true.

---The State comes to LHH to check on business as usual WHILE everyone on the staff is suddenly at-the-top-of-his-game. ATTENTION IS PAID. The environment is much, more therapeutic than it is at other times. (One must remember that I am a long-term resident…so, I don’t doubt that my view is a bit slanted.)

---My wish isn’t much different than it is at other times. I wish that the powers that be would open-up a dialog of concerned patients and staffers and create a situation (for all intents and purposes) that resembles Laguna Honda when the State is here. That would seem a good place to start. What has happened and is still happening - the powers that be PROJECT what things must be like for the patient. They ASSUME that this point-of-view is the only and best pov that exists. If people were ALWAYS on-top-of-their-game…there would be NO PROBLEM. But...that is NOT always the case. (Everyone has the ability. This has been proven.) Be Well.

(I reserve the right to make necessary changes in the article)

Some are always on-top (of their game.) But, others only when the situation calls for it. It seems that if the auditors were always present it would be a different scenario. 

My pov sees that there are some very sick folks at LHH...and NOT attended to correctly, can negatively impact the situation. Some workers would be happier doing something else.

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