Nursing home addresses renovations, impact on patient care

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Family members of some residents at Peachtree Centre, an assisted living and rehab facility in Gaffney, contacted 7News about the impact renovations could have on the care of their loved ones.

The administrator addressed the concerns that residents in units on the first floor were being moved to the third floor.

The two family members who spoke to 7News wanted their identities concealed to protect their loved ones.

The two women say they’ve been notified by management that that their mothers were being moved to the third floor.

They’re worried about how fast they could get wheelchair-bound patients on the third floor out of the building if there was a fire.

Administrator Sarah Flathmann said all 111 patients on all of the floors have escape plans.

She also promised patients will not be forced to move or do anything that makes them uncomfortable. 

“Nothing is permanent. Not with a renovation in a nursing home. You have to adapt to what residents need and what your families need, said Flathmann.

She also said families are updated on renovations through newsletters and face to face meetings. 

Flathmann also said most patients and family members are excited about the upgrades. 

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