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By: Monica S.
Gracie Woods II Living Center
I am so relieved I got my dad out of this place!!! No one seemed to know what was going on half the time. The nurses were rude and LAZY. The only people who actually worked were the nurses aides and they were always stressed out. My dad waited for over an hour so many times just to get help to use the bathroom!! I couldn't ask questions about my dad without a condescending short answer. I even watched an older male nurse yell at and belittle a young feamale nurse in front of everyone at the front desk.This place is just awful! I'd give it no stars if I could.
By: Laurie L.
Riverside Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
Watch your family, for 7hrs we kept telling the nurse that our family member had major neurological changes, after constantly going to staff the EMS was called to take her for a CT scan and when they arrived they checked her blood sugar and it was 21!!! Basically she was about dead!!! I am a nurse and kept asking the LVN if she did this and this and showing her annoyance and had told me she checked her blood sugar but didnt tell me 5 hrs earlier. I was told by upper mgmt its not policy to check she is not diabetic!!! We will see....
By: Terrell B.
I've just read the 2 comments below and I cannot believe they are talking about Westminster. I have lived here 4 years and I wouldn't trade it for my earlier life in a downtown high-rise or any other place.I think one of the comments below may have come from a former employee who did not meet the standards here. My experience has been just the opposite. The staff - from housekeeping to kitchen to front office, is superb and they really take seriously the facility's motto of "Extraordinary Impressions." I have filled out cards complimenting numerous employees.As for health care, our home is rated 5 Stars for a reason. I have one close friend who has been in the health care unit for more than 3 years and two others who have been thee more than a year. All 3 have received loving, prompt care.I do rate Westminster 5 stars overall because I truly believe the service, location, food and all the amenities deserve that highest rating. Terrell Blodgett
By: ikesterling63
Gracy Woods I Nursing Ctr
My mom was a resident at Gracy Woods l and some of the staff members did not follow the guide lines for my mom . She is on a fluid restriction and the staff at night would give her fluids all through the night. She's also on a no sodium diet which salt was still put on her tray with her food which I had spoke with dietary about her fluids and sodium intake. They also need a new system as for delivering patient's food to the room. When the tray got to the room the food was cold and were told that if she ate in the dining room she would get served first and if you eat in your room you would be served last. My opinion they all should eat ate the same time or at least make sure the food is hot when it get to your room. Maybe hire extra help to work breakfast, lunch and dinner, to help make the trays and deliver them to the residents who do not go to the dining room to eat. The staff needs to know what the residents can and cannot have. I also think they could do more cleaning in the rooms. When I visited with my mother there were a couple of time I had to clean her bathroom and empty the trash cans and sweep. Some of the staff need more training to make sure each resident is getting what they suppose to have and not have. Thank youBy: very concerned
By: Tammy M.
West Oaks Rehab & Nursing
It is a great place where residents can grow and continue to have the best life possible
By: otto03
Texas Covenant Education
I think that TCE is the best nursing assistant school and would recommend it to everyone!!
Tips & Advices
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