My husband and I were in to visit my MIL today and an aide told us that state was in a couple of days ago and saw the artwork of the residents on the unit(my MIL is on a dementia unit)that were hung on the wall in the activity/dining area and state said they had to come down, because the artwork was age inappropriate because it and was damaging to the residents dignity basically. The residents who could still understand were upset because they liked seeing what they made up on the way and the families were upset also.
The artwork is the only thing some of these residents even enjoy! Some of these things were pieces of different material on paper, collage types and some were drawings of different holidays, special events, etc. I feel bad for the residents, because when we have gone in, we have pointed them out and get a conversation going about the colors, ideas, etc. and some have worked really hard on these projects! What gives?