In the past, nurses annually assessed patients in their homes and determined the hours of care people received.
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Now, nurses still come to the home, observe the environment and the patients’ conditions, but from there the nurses’ control over the outcome ends. That’s where the controversy began.
The computer-generated voice emanates from David Fisher’s laptop, telling us he is 70-years-old and has trouble standing for more than two minutes at a time. A traumatic head injury in the 80s makes it difficult for Fisher to move or speak without assistance. But when it comes to where he wants to receive care, his message is perfectly clear.
“I have been in four different nursing homes over the years – and they are all a bunch of snake pits,” Fisher said through the computer.