I work as a CNA in a LTC facility. One gentleman who has lived there for more than 20 yrs (he has severe Cerebal Palsy). He has no family or anyone who visits him. His (few)clothes are basically rags. He is independent in his specially designed wheel chair and is very socialable.
There are days where he "has" to stay in his room because the few clothes he has are in the laundry.
Yesterday, I bought a pair of sweat pants at a yard sale and took them too him. My hallmate (a CNA also) saw me bring them in and told me that I shouldn't bring things in for the residents because it wasn't "appropriate" and could be looked at as a favortism!
Was I wrong? I didn't make a display about it. I didn't even tell him I got them FOR him, I just showed him so he knew he had them and hung them up.
Apr 9, '13
You are an angel.There is absolutely no to feel like you did anything wrong for doing something out of the kindness of your heart.You are treating as you would want to be treated by others. Don't ever feel badly for doing something nice.Your coworker has no heart.Seriously, would you really get in trouble for this?
I work on a floor where we have many seniors waiting for nursing home placement.One lady has family that never visits. She has no clothes of her own but we dress her every day from our supply of extra clothing. We buy her gifts,cut her hair, do her nails and make sure she gets lots of attention.We've had her for over a year and we all treat her like family.
Would the facility not do something about the state of his clothes? In my area they would make sure he got some decent clothing.
Last edit by loriangel14 on Apr 9, '13