"Mom, she tried to bite everybody!!"
She has never been exposed to senior citizens in LTCs and has never met someone with any kind of dementia. Apparently one dear soul kept trying to abscond and set the alarm off, and when staff members tried to steer her back to her room she started biting. Totally amazed my daughter, she'd never considered her pts getting violent. She asked me what she should do if someone tried to bite or hit her.
Dec 8, '06
Yes. Ducking is good. We have a special unit at our facility [it's locked] with alzheimers that wander. That's the norm on that unit.