would like your opinions on this one - page 2
HI..Listen to this one..Setting..LTC..25 PTS...supposed Muliple Sclerosis Adult floor...some pts true to format..others just there for various reasons....Very needy demanding group..An older pt ..60... Read More
Feb 17, '02I had an similar offer back 30 years ago when I was in Home Health, only the elderly lady WAS compliant, poor, just wanted to travel and liked me. And she'd had a slight stroke and was mostly independant. I said no, and have never regreted it. I would HATE to do this type of work for a lovely, likeable elderly patient/friend; and it would be even worse for a non-compliant self-centered person. I value my license too much to risk it or cheapen it like that.
Feb 17, '02Oh my goodness! sounds like something I got offered this summer when I was between jobs... A friend of a friend sits with this elderly man 7 days a week, 12-16 hours a day. Gets fairly decent pay, but not allowed to go anywhere or do anything all day long except be there. Friend asks me if I'd like the job. Uhhh.... no. I kinda have to go to school and besides I'm not slave labor. Run away as fast as possible Mopsi
Feb 18, '02Hmmm.... I kind of fell into a scam like that once. Am elderly gentleman offerede me $200 a week to come over to his house, get him up and wash him , fix him breakfast, then go back later on (about 8pm) to get him ready for bed. Ok... good deal, I thought. I could earn some extra monry, and it wasn't going to take too much time.
Almost as soon as I started, he started griping. I'd have to wait, because he didn't feel like getting up just yet...
He didn't want what I fixed for breakfast...
He wanted me to stay and visit, knowing I had to be somewhere else...
He would gripe when I had to come over earlier than he wanted...
He finally told me that he was paying me good money and I could be there when he wanted something, or I could find a new job...
I had a new one that day.
Won't ever go through that again!!!
Feb 18, '02Have you heard of the word TRIFLING? That is the first thing come to mind about her brother. Sounds like a servant job than a nursing one. I would have told her to stick it where the sun don't shine.
I have done home health, for the most part it is okay. I remember when I had to interview with a female with mulitple schlerosis (sp) and I was asking some basic questions and she started getting nasty and I told her never mind! I am not going to take any abuse from a patient when I know I don't have to. My agency didn't warn me about it and I told them that nurse doesn't spell fool!
Feb 19, '02Mopsi,
You know the old saying: "If it's too good to be true........"
People can say all kinds of things to your face, on your own turf, - for THEIR benefit - then when you show up it turns out to be everything but!
She's obviously trying to buy your "services" and companionship.
If that's what she's looking for there are a gazillion agencies around that provide just that........maybe she has already gone through all of them and burned her bridges finally!
How sad to be a human being, reach the end of your life (or wherever she's at), and no one wants you anymore. We see that all too often in our profession.
I might consider packing my suitcases, taking my 14 yr. old daughter and following that lady to Florida, but I'd take the first "exit" I see to DISNEYWORLD and have a wonderful time!
Have a good day Mopsi!