Funny things our patients say - page 2

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i was at the med cart crushing medications... one of my patients w/Alzheimers was sitting by the med cart which is her norm... as im crushing the med its a bit noisy from the constant banging... resident says, "well damn you must... Read More


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    I have a 91 y/o man on my unit who has had a stroke and it apparently affected the "filter" in his brain and he will say whatever comes into his head very loudly because he is also very HOH. Every morning when he gets up he say, "Got any food around here?" I walked up the hall and caught him at my med cart, he had my bowl of applesauce and had taken the plastic lid off and was using it like a scoop to eat every last bite of applesause, lol! Later that morning I was told that when he was in the dining room waiting on his breakfast tray, he had began to bang on the table and yell. "We want food, we want food!" he managed to get a handful of other residents to join in and they almost had a riot on their hands! I love it!
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    The elderly residents in the LTC facility where I work keep me laughing on a daily basis, one of my residents who is very confused, HOH, and loves men is known to see a male walking by in the hallway and yell out rather loudly "come here you sexy man, oh the things I could do to you!". Oh, his wife is with him? She says, "well she should understand, it's not my fault he's so "d**n sexy!". However, recently in one of our meetings we were informed that it was emotionally abusive to laugh at the funny things the residents say. We're in our state window so all sorts of stupid unheard of rules are coming out of the woodwork.
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    It was LOL's birthday and after I sang her happy birthday I asked her how old she is. She said she was 21. I said "about 70 years ago you were 21!" She starts howling in laughter then stops abruptly and says "you just made me pee!"
    Just today, same lady says. "I'm gonna report you" I said "for what?" she said "I don't know, but I'll think-a somethin!"
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    When I was doing my training I ahd a placement in a palliative care unit. There were three sex bedded bays and the rest were single rooms. We were having a bad run one Saturday and three people died in the same bay. We pulled the curtains around all the beds yet again and brought the trolly in to transfer the third body to the morgue. As we're wheeling the body out one little old lady yelled out "It's like ten green bottles in this place!"


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