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Short-staffed nursing home denies mismanagement after 6 residents die

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A ratio of 33:1? And this facility can say that there is no "mismanagement" with a straight face? Yeah right!

Remind me not to send anyone to your place for "quality" care!

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"There is no regulation as to how many caregivers a nursing home should have" There's your problem right there. that and the fact that yubaru, who once accused me of being in a rush to be first most often is

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There is no regulation as to how many caregivers a nursing home should have, according to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

As someone else mentioned, wow, just wow. This guy sounds like he's gagging for a long stint in prison but the fact that the government cares so little should be the real cause for outrage. Betcha things would change rapidly if the rich old codgers in Nagatacho were put in one of these facilities.

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They admit to being understaffed but deny any mismanagement? Being understaffed is mismanagement.

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A nursing home in southwestern Japan that has just one caregiver on duty at night to look after 33 residents denied any mismanagement...

Ahhh! The good old Japanese hyper-conservative approach to ethics, and the solid poker-face toward undeniable wrong-doing. I wonder how many of these patients were strapped to their beds when they passed?

https://japantoday.com/category/national/nearly-half-of-dementia-patients-in-japan-put-in-restraints-study

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I saw this place on tv last night. What a dreary place. Last place id like to be found dead tbh.

Also, six deaths. Noone started asking questions after two? Two or three is highly suspicious.

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after eight caregivers quit because of workplace conflicts.

Thats hardly a vote for management?

Terrible work environment, appalling conditions for patients

But not mismanagement just a problem getting staff, patients understanding. I'm sure they will try to get more understanding as to why the grim reaper is seated in the foyer.

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There is no regulation as to how many caregivers a nursing home should have, according to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

What is being said here is, "We cannot think for ourselves, so need regulations or laws to tell us what to do."

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Maybe there WAS no mismanagement -- it may well have been the intention of the home for the people to die, in which case they have been incredibly been effective.

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Looks like a better candidate to put in holding for 20 days

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What is being said here is, "We cannot think for ourselves, so need regulations or laws to tell us what to do."

Which is, in fact, quite a fair summary. It's just a shame there are not more (enforced!) regulations.

But that's what the oldies here voted for...

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I'm sure with a place like that, dementia will set in for normal people soon enough. Somebody really needs to crack the whip at that place and ask, "Would you send your relatives to that place for quality care?" If so, why don't spend time there (to the management) as a patient for a week and see how you turn out?

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