Long-Term Care: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Objavljeno 11. apr. 2021
John Oliver explains the industry behind nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and why long-term care needs fixing.

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  • The more I watch John Oliver the more I see the US truly is a horrific country. I want a show like this here in the UK because I KNOW there is some shit going on and I want a deep dive on how deep it goes!

  • I really did have my phone in my hand and was about to stare at it when he said put your phone down and look at me lol. I was like what the fuck, am I asleep or something.

  • My mother was in a rehab after her stroke. I was there everyday for the 1 or 2 months she is in there. She fell out of bed, trying to clean her tray, after we had left for the day, after a meal, and had to deal with a neighbor who had constant visitors talking all day and night next to her. I took her home once we got her eating normal food again. She has been here with us the last 5 years with minimal money to take care of her. The Nursing homes charge $250 a day, and more depending on amount of care they needed. they gave her minimal Physical therapy to get her walking again. The administrators charge anywhere from $3,000 to over $10,000 a month for crappy care. There was a man who would constantly call for a Nurse every single day. It was very sad. I don't blame the caregivers, nursing assistants, who do the hands on work. I blame administrators for charging so much money and not paying the people who do the hands on care enough. And not having enough staff to take care of patients and not paying them enough.

  • My nana is 100 and loves living in the assistant living place she is in. She only takes half a pill a day and it's a vitamin. She loves being independent still

  • I love the fact that these nurses are honest enough to report this situation.

  • I remember working at a seniors home, one with dementia patients too. That job slowly mentally destroyed me, but it's nothing compared to the genuine fear and confusion coming from them. The nurses often ignored cries for help, it was awful.

  • "What can we do to fix this?" Well, posting the photos and home addresses of these boards of directors on the internet might be a good first step.

  • This is tragic. This is the result of the idea of a nuclear family. We can’t be expected to care for our parents when we are barely paid enough to care for ourselves. This is late stage capitalism and why the United States are allowing these vital institutions to be privatized is disgusting. There are things that should not be for profit, including the prison system and these retirement homes.

  • Tambourine Saturday

  • _They might get one change a day_ *Might*

  • Harvey milk thought elderly people were the most disenfranchised group

  • 6,400 dollars for 11 violations, including one that got a resident eaten by an alligator, is a laughable fine that will deter no bad behavior. If they're getting 50k a resident they dgaf if they have to pay 6k every once in a while for letting a resident die.

  • The silent enemy within our society as evidenced by this video; for-profit companies.

  • I want to immigrate to Canada to take care of the elderly or child custody. Is there any help?

  • No wonder the nurses at the long-term care centre I work at are always so cranky.

  • Omg Life care center of Orlando haves an infested alligator pond next to it as well. I've seen residence that have sneaked away from there in there wheelchairs. It's so sad

  • Here in Germany the long term care facilities inspect and grade themselves... That is a different level of insanity...

  • We are all so fucked.

    • I live in Washington so I'm probably ok

  • hate me for this, but kinda base to have a gator place next to dying people very eco friendly LOL

  • Okay...but being eaten by an alligator or croc sounds like a badass way to die. 😂😂😅😅 Not to take from the seriousness of this issue. Something should be done and I'm glad it was in talks in our government.

  • This has been a problem for so long that my grandfather retired early so he could take care of his mom.

  • Good 👏👍🏿

  • The information in this show is very interesting. but everytime this guy talks about fucking horses it seems so stupid. "this plate fucks"

  • From 2016 - 20 I lived in 7 different Skilled Nursing Facilities. And, to say these places are awful is a grand understatement. They have no concern beyond profit & avoiding litigation. And, they lose no sleep over the latter. It seemed obvious to me, that a part of treating their employees badly was their business model. If you were to be pissed and not show, it's that much easier to understaff. These places are rife for undercover exposure. Nurses & aides speak very freely in front of resindents. The assumption being that were all too demented to get it. The 7 places I was at had no trouble w/ residents having smart phones, tablets etc. And, they all had wi-fi, when it worked.

  • That was a great episode I legit laughed out loud on a few of those bits. Really good

  • Take a look at private emergency transport services, they all over treat patients and over charge the government. It is horrible. Oh, and check out dialysis centers.

  • I think Biden watched this show why? How? He’s still rising all problems that you’re saying except for prisons and schools

  • A nursing home my grandfather lived at simultaneously threatened to dump him on the front steps if he couldn't pay for his care and IN THE SAME BREATH threatened my father with adult protective services if he took my grandpa home to live with us. He needed 24 hr professional care we couldn't provide. We didn't have the money for the home either. So we took him home because it was better than letting him die on the streets. So the home told us they'd kick him out BUT if we took him home we'd get in trouble. What the fuck were we suppose to do?

  • I am alone. .sick....little money. .this reality makes me think of a way out.

  • Did he say fox, faux, fucks?

  • How could you afford home-based care without slavery?

  • Excellent reporting, but do you really need to use the word F _ _ _ all the time? We get the point without using fowl language.

  • Absolutely disgusting

  • WHAT IF CURRENT ATTEMPTS CAN'T STOP THE VIRUS? CAN IT BE IN VAST, 90-GOVS-OWNED-VIRUS-FREE-REFUGES, VFR, ATOP CURRENT ATTEMPTS? 2020-2021-STUDY USES SQUARE-ROOT DIFFUSION SCIENCE-BASED-PLAN-B-VFR-ON-500,000 ISLANDS, 30,00 ATOLLS, M-KM-4-LANE-HIGHWAY-SIDES-RECOVERY? Restaurants-SERVICES-IN-BETWEEN? "Answer-not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him" King Solomon...

  • 1:13

  • sad and also disgusting to see how greed is running this country, how people are lawfully making money out of other's misery, humanity is dying fast to be replaced with ignorance and self profit, certainly doesn't feel like 21st century, does it?

  • This is what happens when private for profit institutions are subsidized by gov to provide care services. They will do what is most profitable to them.

  • Yes, long-term care needs fixing, but it's not going to be. It's truly hopeless and disgusting in these places. As a private agency caregiver, I come into AL/nursing homes to make sure loved ones actually get some attention. You can hardly ever find a CNA. One night, a CNA was working 2 floors worth of people. I had to leave my client to escort a lady who was screaming in pain in the hallway back to her room. I pushed her emergency button and no one came. Like, at all. It wasn't just not swift, it just didn't happen. Also, the pay is shit. I think inside nursing homes pay more, but in both agencies I've worked for, no benefits or anything, part time job with overtime hours, paid barely above minimum wage. There's only one nursing home in our area I "like", and that's because I've only been there once and didn't see anything bad from the room of the client I was with. I know this is horrible to say and some people have no other options, but please do not do this to your loved ones. Keep them at home as long as possible. Use the private care agencies. There are good caregivers, I promise. You might have to weed through some bad ones, but there are obviously some that care to be there. If your loved one is in AL or a nursing home, they shouldn't need a private caregiver. I had to wait to watch this video for a bit because I knew it would make me emotional. The heartbreak, the disgust that I have experiencied, seeing no one helping the elderly and they don't know what they're doing. It's astounding. And you can't blame the CNA's. They break their backs, but that isn't even enough.

  • If anyone would like to learn more about this, I would highly recommend Atul Gawande’s book “Being Mortal”. The book doesn’t only focus on long term care, but it is an absolute must read

  • 13:30 HER VOICE IS SO ANNOYING

  • I've worked in the rehab side of these settings for years. It will never ever improve in any meaningful way until none of end of life care is for profit and is managed by a single payer healthcare system. Private insurance and overpaid "management" bilk people for every penny and I will live with what I saw during the pandemic for the rest of my life. Because when you run a for profit business in healthcare, the patient becomes a commodity and the humanity of the interaction is lost.

  • Just started a CNA job at a snf snd I had to come back to this video

  • 3:35 paramedic here...this isnt even uncommon. Esp in ERs, nursing homes. My mom died in a rehab unit after surviving an stroke...survived an anuerysm to die from cdiff

  • I only made it 7 minutes and 36 seconds in. I lived the reality of this when my grandmother finally had to leave our home and go to a nursing home. Which is the same thing that happened to her own mother. My great grandma, my gram's mother, died the first week of 1994, days after her 91st birthday. She had been in the nursing home for over five years. I honestly don't remember how long it was; I just know how much I hated it there. People stole her candy (she would have one off brand peppermint patty every night at bedtime). I remember grandpa and grandma had to replace her wristwatch at least three times after it was stolen. Initially when she could still see well enough she would read. She was a school teacher back in the day for decades, as far back as when our tiny town still had a handful of one room schoolhouses. After she couldn't see well enough to read anymore, she just sat in her chair, staring out her window. Because she had had to institutionalize her own mother (different scenario; great great grandma spent 6 weeks in intake at the local State Hospital before she died), she begged my grandparents to never put her in a nursing home. Gram cried so many nights on our drive home. But for that reason she never begged mom to not put her in a home. 21 1/2 years after her mother died, gram was admitted to the exact same nursing home. 23 years 3 months and 9 days after great grandma died, gram died, one hall away from where her own mother had taken her last breath. I'm terrified that the story will continue the same. That I'll have to eventually put my mom in the same fvcking nursing home. That she'll linger and linger and linger until I tell her it's okay. She can go. And then there's me. I have no children. I have no daughter to make that horrific choice. I have no partner and don't intend to get one. So what will happen to me? And that is why, as much as I love John Oliver and feel that this video is drastically important, at 7 minutes and 36 seconds, I have to dip on out of here. I'm not scared of death; it's the languishing in loneliness for years prior that terrifies me.

  • 2 days after back surgery, some jackass in the nursing home came in my room and tried to pull me out of bed. Then he said, usually, I just log roll you. The whole experience was horrible. Bad water, bad beds, then they tried to send me home with a ton of oxycodone. They kept everyone medicated.

  • My grandmother was in a nursing home for a few weeks to recover from a heart surgery. I found it appalling that they were put in a room that was maybe 8x8. This room was for TWO residents. For entertainment they had a SHARED TV. I couldn't believe anyone would take a loved one there and leave them. These places are unbelievable.

    • Also the patients only had a hospital bed and a side table for furniture. There were no chairs or other sitting areas in the rooms.

  • I, for one, welcome our spider overlords

  • It’s heart breaking and awful, I’ve had personal experiences in UK . Shame on them

  • America should be an example to the world of how good things can be for all its citizens when a country is the most wealthy in the world but in reality its example of how easily it can be squandered by those in charge with how the US is ranked 35 on life expectancy

  • Am experiencing the worst of all this right now after a serious knee infection that has me in physical rehabilitation. Not just neglectful but abusive. I'll be just 28 in a day.

  • Tambourine Saturday

  • Oh good god damn, Stephanie's childlike creepy AF voice is giving me nightmares!!

  • Getting to this late, but "to be fair.. some... like Washington..." (oh fuck what did we do this time) "do this pretty well". I guess showing up in a graphic isn't always a bad thing.

  • What I learnt from this video is that John Oliver and team either can't count or are happy to lie. Where is the third care worker you count in the joke after the Brookdale advert. Where is she John? What have you done to that care worker and the woman she had her arm round. I demand answers.

  • Can we discuss how future John Oliver is slowly turning into Micheal Cain?

  • when he said it is easy for anyone to start one, I was half expecting him to reveal they started their own lol

    • Good grief. I think that might just be where HBO's legal team would pull the breaks.

  • Not to mention the serial killers that got passed around in the healthcare system, bc no one is accountable and for-profit medical companies (most are) worried about their facades more than human decency

  • WHY? Why ruin Velveeta for me????? I have one vice left and now I just hear Danny Devito moaning!

  • When my grandmother required at home care, my grandfather - a WWII vet of 4 years - paid thousands of dollars out of pocket every month for her for 10 years, and then for himself for the last 2-3 years of his life. And then he paid for her for two years after he died until their bank account ran dry. This system is ridiculous.

  • In sweden 3% of the national goes into this. In Germaby 1%. And in germany there are places where are two stocks were handled by one person. Since the big privatization it get so worse that if a person needs someone to help at drinking sometimes they send them to a hospital and give her liquid infusion. That' s horrible. We are one of the most thrichest countrys on the damn planet and that is how we deal with the unluckier one.

  • I’m a caregiver and I make $11/hour working 60-70 hours every week. I’m often left by myself with all 25 of our clients, sometimes for my entire 14 hour shift. Caregivers are underpaid and overworked (which results in poorer care for the clients). I couldn’t even go home early or get a day off after finding one of my clients dead on his bedroom floor. My coworkers and I also deal with clients verbally abusing us, sexually harassing us, and sometimes physically harming us, which results in resentment and yet again poorer care. Nursing homes, group homes, etc are a mess through and through. Something needs to be done but, at this point, I’m not even sure what. Both the staff and clients are in bad, bad shape. They could start by hiring more staff, and paying them what they’re worth, or at least hiring qualified caregivers (gasp!), but that’ll never happen. These poor old folks are doomed.

  • For-profit long term care home companies suck big time

  • As an asian, bringing your parents to a life care facilities for the old is kinda a dreadful feeling

  • 60% of all covid deaths where of people 60 and over mostly in communal living homes

  • I live in Canada. I just go to the hospital. THANKS! And leave and go home.

  • John, I am looking at you but you're on my phone, how am I supposed to do both?!

  • I hate to say it, but getting eaten by an alligator is actually one of the more humane ways to die in one of these facility's!!!!! I am not exaggerating!!!!! I would rather commit suicide than go to live in one of these facility's.

  • I work in this industry. John Oliver hasn't even shown us the tip of the iceberg!!!!! It actually gets worse than this!!!!!

  • i work at a brookdale facility. i literally received NO speciality training for the memory care unit.

  • Thank goodness I looked after my 97yr old nan at home till the end. 20 yrs of my life... but vastly more important 20 years of nanny's dignity! I'd never of allowed her to go through this horror. All because I was in an incredibly lucky position where i could. My absolute sympathy and understanding to those who can't look after loved ones. Especially when they want too but can't afford I'm just grateful alligators don't exist in England.

  • One of my screenwriting teachers visited a nursing home a few years ago for research for a script and he found the whole experience so sad he described the home as “death’s waiting room”.

  • My grandma is a memory facility…this show hurts bc I don’t wanna think about her being abused while in such a fragile state of mind. But honestly it needs to be said. I’ve seen the abuse at her other facilities before this one. Also…uh…spiders?!

  • Spoken like someone who has never worked in a nursing home. Low staffing doesn't happen because nursing homes don't care. It happens because of decreasing reimbursement. Nursing homes lose money on every Medicaid patient, more if they are managed care which is an increasing percentage. They barely make money on Medicare patients, again less if they are managed care. Most nursing homes are barely breaking even if they are making money at all. There is a real risk of a nursing home closure crisis in the very near future. The administrative burden on nursing homes, especially during the pandemic but before as well, has increased exponentially, so a increasing portion of the money has to go towards documentation instead of care. This is all because of the GOVERNMENT'S REQUIREMENTS, not because nursing homes love to document. Nursing homes have become a dumping ground and solution for all of society's failures. Nursing homes have nowhere to discharge people who don't meet level of care, but again the GOVERNMENT has failed to provide resources to help the homeless in communities. Not saying nursing homes are perfect, but the staff there work their tails off and give more to their patients while ignoring their own families than outsiders will ever know. Outsiders have NO IDEA how hard it is to run or work in a nursing home. This piece is sensationalized. Rather than slinging more mud at nursing homes, look deeper at the societal reasons for the problems. Lazy journalists only look at the surface.

  • I was actually looking at my phone when he told me to look up lmao. I was reading the comments. It was kinda scary 😂

  • I have never had a man with such determination for my attention and dedication tell me how fuckable a plate is

  • This is what happens when you prioritize profits over people. Isn't capitalism great?!

  • This video was recommended to me after I watched a how-to video on evacuating an assisted living facility. It was a video recommended to me by my teacher at the 5-week class I'm attending to get my nursing assistant certification. We ran out of time to watch it during class, which is filled past capacity with people who, like me, have no interest in working as a CNA long term but are simply trying to get into nursing school. Because the class size is too large, we will each get 8 days of clinicals instead of 10 and we don't have time for things like learning how to safely evacuate our place of work. Did I mention that we live in an area that has been struck by wildfires 4 times in the last 4 years? The first of these years - the Tubbs fire - residents of an ALF were abandoned by the nursing staff. Perhaps their class didn't have time to watch the video, either.

  • My father has Lewy Body Disease at 57. I'm only 25 and he's been disabled for almost 5 years now. I had to drop out of College, and leave my job. It's an extremely difficult job because he becomes very violent and delusional. He will fight me when I try to feed him or give him his meds. The measly $500 bucks I receive every two weeks goes straight into our bills. My mother is doing all this work for free and babysitting my nephew on the side. I just don't trust anyone else to treat my father better than we can. We aren't perfect, this disease completely destroys your loved one. I don't know what I'm going to do because I don't want to have to put him in an assisted living facility to be abused but I have to think of myself. Am I going to spend my entire youth caring for my father? I also want to live...

  • It's terrible in Australia. The hospital is trying to force my mother into a nursing home against her and her family's consent. They seem to overly care about what she has in her bank account too.

  • BAHAHA The plate gag.... I am dying!

  • I think it's about time they got their audience back, it's getting ridiculous now, almost all latenight shows have partial or full audiences now so why doesn't this one? I love watching him no matter what but hearing the audience react to the jokes can't be beaten.

  • Who knew that for-profit health care will suck...

  • I had to spend a month at nursing home between ICU and different hospital for physical therapy. That was a couple years ago, turned 31 during that time. It was a living hell. This hit the nail one the head on so many things I noticed then

  • I'm reminded of the 2020 movie - "I care a Lot"

  • the problem with aged care, its back breaking work. it has the highest level of injuries to nurses, youre dealing with confused, aggressive, full care patients who might be big as 100+kgs. highest turn around of workers because the pay isn't worth the body destroying, soul destroying work. its literally the place you die in, how fucking great it is to go in day in and day out

  • My father had ALS and we decided to take care of him at home. After seeing this video, best damned decision my family ever made.

  • Nursing homes are awful.i worked in them for many years.the budget for food is disgusting.its roughly $1.50 a meal.i worked my ass off trying to make good food for the people with Nothing. I Spent alot of my own money to make sure it was edible.i have many problems with the industry. When theres that much money in it compassion gets tossed out the window.

  • Why I'm glad I don't live in the US, part 958297814637

  • Its spiders, yup, blanck void seems apropiate

  • Thank you for thus... Very insightful. Disabled and aged people often have nobody at all, and they are at the mercy of greedy forces at a time they can't stand up for themselves. It is just indecent. Other countries have more sense of community and do much better.

  • My first job was as a carer. I would travel with another carer to do house calls. On my first week I was asked to do an overnight with no training. The day to day pay was about £15 an hour, which seems good, but most clients are booked in for 15-30 minutes, and the unpaid drive time between could be anywhere between 10 minutes to 1hr 30 minutes at the point they thought to expand to a different town, with no staff in that area so we had to travel there on shift, and if it wasn't a double call, only one of us would be paid. I think since I left they legally have to pay for travel time now which is good. They would also schedule their time slots like so: Person A) 14:15 - 14:45 Person B) 14:40 - 15:05. Giving no time for travel. It was crazy, I thought so many times that I was just going to up and die in a car crash with the way the people I worked with drove. 80mph round narrow country lanes where you can't see who's coming. We lifted off the ground at some point after going over a bump. Also overtaking a LORRY on a LONG BEND on a thin country road. Thank God there weren't any oncoming cars. I still avoid country roads at all costs knowing the kind of drivers who use them. I've had to report colleagues for neglect of clients. Some people are so cruel that the fact they are called carers baffles me. It's no wonder though, they hire anyone who applies to compensate for the high turn over of staff. I do miss the clients, but the job is just awful, it's no wonder the care is so poor. After basically braking my back in the job going to homes unequipped to safely do the work, I switched to retail. Retail is heaven in comparison. It was bliss to find out I was able to take breaks where I could just sit and eat food. Something needs to change for sure in the care system. I'm so scared of ever having to put my parents in care one day. I'll avoid it for as long as possible.

  • I hate Christina dump her all day baby

  • 13 min into this That Costa b---- learned her con-artistry from her father.

  • Ahhh....you called the Gippsland spider-web invasion in my home state of Victoria, Australia. Noice. www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-57492960

  • Dammmmmm fuck. Retirement in the states sucks😢😢😢😢

  • I work in a nursing home and this hits home so hard bc it's all true. How to brag on myself but all of my residents love me and I can only hope that someday if I end up in a place like where I work I have a worker who's as compassionate and caring as I am because God knows there's way too few ones like me and too many nasty abusive uncaring ones. I work 3-11 and we're extremely understaffed so I have 12-14 residents to care for. This involves putting to bed, changing, passing out and setting up supper, some I have to feed, and doing my documentation.. so do the math. It ends up being about 15 minutes per resident. For the entire 8 hour shift. That's just not right

  • And just for the record, medicare and Disability benefits will cover the costs of putting young adults with physical handicaps and neurological disabilities in group homes for the disabled but they won't pay for programs for those people to work, be independent members of their community and get health care at their own homes, even though the former is more expensive than the latter in the long run.

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