Anyone ever care for a famous person?

  1. Just wondering how many out there have ever been a nurse to someone famous / celebrity, etc. ? That's interesting!!
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  3. by   thebonster
    I've looked after people that share the same names as celebs - and that is always amusing when lab or porters will look for a "MR- so and so" - then look at you and ask "are they really?!?"

    I have looked after people that were legends in their own mind. Does that count?

    Bon
  4. by   LasVegasRN
    Yep. Quite a few have homes and/or live here in Las Vegas. For some I have been their nurse case manager for personal health issues and work-related issues. For others I help coordinate their care while they are here in town and send them to physician's who we've screened as specializing in that celebrities particular "issue". Can't say who, though, because this is a public forum.
  5. by   live4today
    Yes, I have.......and no I'll never tell who! :kiss
  6. by   Natalieboo
    Wow thats so neat!! and yep I dont want names, just wanna see how many people have! thanks for fessing up..
  7. by   JailRN
    Goodness, for a while, I felt like I was the nurse to the stars, Lucille Ball, Mel Blanc, Patrick O'Brian, Vince Edwards, Greg Louganis, George Burns, Telly Sevalis, Liz Taylor, Lana Turner, Gene Kelly, were the ones that I can think of right now. (and no, they were not in jail) Seems that once they get a name of a nurse, they pass it around,I kept running into the same group of nurses at every place. That's when I did bedside nursing and home health. And yeah, there's a long story that goes with every one. The greatest is Liz Taylor, she is the NICEST lady (and I do mean lady) ever, I used to hide candy bars in my lab coat for her and when her new hubby wasn't looking would stuff them under her pillow. (She was very thin at the time. She was a really funny person. and very sweet. and those violet eyes are unbelievable.
  8. by   imenid37
    i have cared for the infants and wives of several sports and local celebs and 2 dj's(ladies) and their babies when i worked in baltimore.
  9. by   delirium
    Ok please don't scream at me for asking this question.

    Is it ok to share names of patients you have cared for, even if you don't share details? Isn't that still a breach of confidentiality? Or no?

    I'm just curious....
  10. by   live4today
    Originally posted by MsPurp
    Ok please don't scream at me for asking this question.

    Is it ok to share names of patients you have cared for, even if you don't share details? Isn't that still a breach of confidentiality? Or no?

    I'm just curious....
    Famous or not....they are still patients whose names as well as their "personal health issues and private conversations with their nurses" should be kept STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL!!! So...MsPurp......no one should scream at you for asking a perfectly professional question. :kiss
  11. by   delirium
    Thanks, Renee. I thought that was the case.

    You're so helpful...
  12. by   NurseDennie
    Yep. And the funny part was, I took care of a guy (in hospital) for/with whom I'd worked in my previous life in the entertainment industry.

    Not only did I care for him post-op, the poor guy was really slow getting bowel function back, so me (AKA poo-poo angel) went to work on him, AND he had to be catheterized. I didn't offer to step aside for another nurse, because it didn't seem like that big a deal, and it didn't seem like a biggie to him, either.

    Matter of fact, he wrote me and my nm a letter about how professionally I'd handled it, and how I'd taken great care of him. Surprised me.

    Love

    Dennie
  13. by   misti_z
    Originally posted by LasVegasRN
    Yep. Quite a few have homes and/or live here in Las Vegas.
    I guess you would living in Las Vegas or LA places frequented by 'the stars' or places they call home.



    And Renee is right--Of course :kiss--no names should be mentioned.
  14. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Nobody big time famous, just some local celebrities. But watching the news isn't the same once you've seen what those ladies look like under that desk

    Heather

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