Hi, I was wondering if anyone here works with LTC residents who have a habit of screaming?
In our facility we have one woman who calls out continually for help that it sounds as though she is being attacked. This looks terrible when new people are in the building visiting others. The doctors seem to think that she is in pain but I disagree. We give her pain medications and it does not help. Also, she has Ativan ordered and it does not help. Instead, if I was to give it to her on evenings, she would be completely zonked not quite 24hrs later, so it's virtually impossible for us to do anything for this woman to keep her from yelling. If you ask her to please tone it down or ask her why she is yelling she will say that she isn't, but will tell you in the next sentence how sore/hoarse her throat feels.
I am at a loss of what we can do with this woman...the screaming is hard to listen to sometimes and her neighboring residents have to listen to her calling out constantly.
Any suggestions besides a soundproof room?