I work at a nursing home, in one of my 3-bed rooms i have 2 residents who are at each others throats.:smiley_ab They are young (50's) very alert and oriented (chronic complainers). They been roomates for about 2 weeks now and have not stopped fighting. I'm talking about yelling!!! Its always something and every argument they've had, I've intervened and made things better. A few days ago, they started fighting over the darn curtain....i found no common ground in the argument and left the room frustrated. It was the last straw for me. Dealing with this takes time away from already busy day.
I spoke with several people from our social service department and they told that they cant move either one because neither wants to move to a different room. My DON has been busy with surveyors.
They can't force them to move? What can be done here? Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.
Nov 7, '07
Maybe they're bored, resentful of being there (so young), and this is a form of entertainment for them; otherwise, they wouldn't mind moving (?) They will probably get to be friends before long. When they get too loud, just tell them "Knock it off fellas--you're waking the nurses up!" They may start to crack a smile....and "If y'all keep arguing about the dad burn curtain, I'll just have housekeeping take it down!" Don't let them frazzle you. They're probably laughing when you walk out. Ever see "Grumpy Old Men"?
Last edit by ebear on Nov 8, '07