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A former model known for her looks was eaten alive by parasitic mites
The microscopic scabies mite burrows into the upper layer of the skin where it lives and lays its eggs
Pictures of Zeni before she died showed her skin blackened and flaky... ...“There was a conversation at this nursing home with a health care provider about being careful about touching Ms. Zeni’s hand for fear that it might fall off her body,”
Sperry believed hundreds of millions of mites were burrowed inside Zeni during the time of her death.
originally posted by: rickymouse
Seems to me that a doctor would have been able to distinguish the scabies from regular rash some bedridden people get. If someone was paying attention, this would not happen. I think this kind of thing happens a lot in nursing homes. I know they have problems with stuff like that here too. I do not think our people are well enough trained in these places.
originally posted by: Cygnis
She was put in there in 2010, and how often did she see her mother?
That had to have gone on for a while, and the daughter didn't think to get another consultation or anything else?
That had to of been a horrid way to go. RIP.
Hopefully, some licenses are lost.
Medicine isn't 'just a paycheck' if you want that kind'a thing you are in the wrong field. These are people your caring for, at their worst, and at the end.
originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: ketsuko
Yes, we have a nursing home in my neighborhood, and my daughter and I have participated in a few activities (reading to them, painting women’s nails, etc.). I need to look into whether I could sign up to be an advocate for someone who has no one to make sure they are getting adequate treatment - are they eating right, are they kept clean, are their meds right - all the things a relative should be checking.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Edumakated
The ones who get abandoned by their family make me the saddest. What on earth happened for their family to be so cold? I know it can be hard on a family when your loved one has things like dementia, but they're your family! Whatever happened to filial duty?
It's sadder to me than the tragedy of the ones who genuinely have no one, and they're a huge tragedy.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Edumakated
mom lives with me. already told her that my mother in law will move in if the time comes...but they get along well so it'd be a good situation.
but you are right...our nation has a deep vein of selfish running through it.