In an LTC facility, the residents will often ask for hugs...I don't have a problem giving hugs! My question is an activity aide (female) giving hugs and kisses on the cheeks when the residents don't ask for it. Can this be considered inappropriate or infringing on the residents rights? I'm still a CNA student and want to learn the correct way to behave around residents.
Oh Lord...people need to take a chill pill. Why make something more of a situation than there really is. I am pretty sure if you mentioned it to the administration, her *^& would be fired the next day. Do really want her to lose her job over something really petty?
Last edit by jb2u on Mar 13, '12
: Reason: No personal attacks.
Mar 12, '12
I give most all of my residents hugs and kisses. And despite the fact that none of them can talk or ASK for hugs or kisses (I work with disabled kids), that little bit of affection makes them so happy. In a lot of cases, we are the closest thing to family these residents have, and all humans need a little affection, and to feel cared for.
Yeah, according to the state and your class teachings, that is probably "inappropriate behavior" or "unprofessional", but the day I treat my residents in such a formal manner that a kiss on the cheek is inappropriate, or call them "Mr. Lastname" because calling them by name or a nickname is "unprofessional" is the day I will resign from my job. A hospital is a little different, but in LTC, this is the resident's home. Can you imagine living without any affection?
Last edit by yousoldtheworld on Mar 12, '12