1. 0 Hi Everyone,

    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?
  2. 29 Comments

  3. Visit  Chin up profile page
    I am in total agreement with you...what does give...seems unreasonable.

    * was just thinking, was the art held up by tape?
    Last edit by Chin up on Apr 3, '11 : Reason: Further thought
    aileenve likes this.
  4. Visit  juzme profile page
    nope, very nicely displayed.... they feel it is childish to do artwork??? hmmm, I am almost 40 and I still enjoy doodling and such and doing crafts....and if the residents do not want to draw or do the crafts, they do not have to participate.
    Debilpn23, Otessa, wooh, and 2 others like this.
  5. Visit  Nurse_Hagatha profile page
    I think the "State" needs to clean their own stinky house...they seem to be so good at dictating what the rest of us should and should not do!
    AmericanRN, Plagueis, MedicalLPN, and 21 others like this.
  6. Visit  DizzyLizzyNurse profile page
    Where do they come up with this crap?????
  7. Visit  Plagueis profile page
    I've never heard of artwork being considered a state violation. Every LTC facility I've been in displays the resident's artwork. I would think there would be more serious things for state inspectors to worry about.
    juzme, Debilpn23, opossum, and 1 other like this.
  8. Visit  Batman25 profile page
    That's idiotic. If it makes the residents happy and proud to display their artwork and see what others have created it should absolutely stay in place. Talk about a waste of time and energy.
    Debilpn23 likes this.
  9. Visit  Davey Do profile page
    I say we march on State and rearrange their furniture!!!
    DizzyLizzyNurse and netglow like this.
  10. Visit  morte profile page
    As much as i hate to say it, CARE PLAN IT!
  11. Visit  Poi Dog profile page
    Sounds as though someone was rejected from art school and is projecting his or her inferiority complex onto all things art related.
    Plagueis, DizzyLizzyNurse, wooh, and 4 others like this.
  12. Visit  bubblymom373 profile page
    What is it with State? Do they sit around on their day off and come up with this crap? Really
    DizzyLizzyNurse, Debilpn23, and Poi Dog like this.
  13. Visit  taalyn_1 profile page
    Our residents display their art work all over the place. Its great I think. State is due anytime and I hope they dont say its a violation. Those people have so little that they can personalize as it is, letting them display their crafts makes it feel more like "their home".
  14. Visit  CeilingCat profile page
    Can you follow up with someone in admin? Is it possible the aide does not know the full results of the report the facility got from the inspector? Something sounds fishy. Is it possible a snotty shift manager doesn't like it for some reason and is using the inspection to "clean up" anything he/she doesn't like?
    tiroka03 and NurseTrishaH like this.