Some family members at my nursing home are looking to hire private sitters. They want their loved ones to have company.
I know that sitting is not for me because I have to be up and moving. I need lots of exercise. Also, I think I would get burnt out and grouchy if I was with one resident for ten hours.
Also,this brings up some questions...
1. Wouldn't coworkers be ******? How would they feel about busting their asses while one aide is sitting with a resident?
2. Wouldn't this be a conflict of interests? Will the aide give this resident more attention when she is working the hall in order to keep her sitting position?
3. Our home has a written policy against private sitting for residents. Will it be enforced?
I am curious...
4. What is your homes policy regarding private sitting?
5. Would you do it?