Quote from rhondaa83
Jo Dirt, are you new to long term care?(most) People who are in the nursing love to play Bingo and play ball and interact on a young child's level. If you try to make it more complex, like I would like at my young age of 43, the residents would be confused, they can only deal with simple things. You are so quick to complain, so please come up with some ideas of your own about what would make them happy. Also you can not just give a few gifts to only a few people. Someones feelings would be hurt if they did not get a gift.
I'm not talking about gifts for the nursing home people, I'm talking about the employee Christmas party. Why not have a drawing to win the gifts worth having? When the employees are hoping their name isn't drawn because that means they will have to take that junk home, then something isn't right.
And there should be more to life than bingo and Bible tapes. I heard one patient, as a matter of fact, say, "We're going to play bingo...again."
You "think" they want to play a perpetual game of bingo and get hit in the head with an inflatable beach ball while listening to silly music they would never have listened to otherwise, but likely it is doing more for the people running the show than it is for those old people.
And here we go, you're so quick to complain...nanana...come up with some ideas on your own
...well, that's why I came here. But obviously you aren't interested in sharing ideas as asking pointed questions.
I've worked in a nursing home 9 years, and I can certainly tell you big smiley faces on the wall is not preserving their "dignity."