Funny things they say.... - page 3

I'm giving meds earlier to a 95 year old resident. He is usually very comical. Says he: "All these pills! How do they all know where to go??" After swallowing them, he says, "Do some of these pills... Read More

  1. by   joanna73
    Lol that conversation reminds me of 2 of our male residents who eat together every day:

    Resident 1: "So what are you going to do today?"
    Resident 2: "I'm going for a long nap after lunch!"
    Resident 1: "Hey, so what time did you get your pills last night?"
    Resident 2: "Oh about 8:45."
    Resident 1: "Wow, that's late!"
    Resident 2: "Yeah, and the food sucks today."

    Same banter every day...:
  2. by   debRN0417
    Nurse! That man! That man over there! He...he...he told me he wanted to...well you know what!
    Me: No, what did he tell you?
    He told me he wanted to- oh! I just cant say it!
    Me: Please tell me what happened.
    Well I was sitting right here just minding my own business when he came up to me and told me that he wanted to...to...to...well he wanted to ...
    Me: What did he tell you he wanted to do?
    He said he wanted to (blank stare)...well sh** I forgot...but I think it was bad!


    I just love these folks!
  3. by   qestout
    Last night at about 2030, I saw one of the residents sitting in her easy chair dressed in pajamas. I began to prepare her meds, but by the time they were ready, she was in the bathroom. I continued down the hall and returned about a half hour later. It just so happened that the CNA that got her ready for bed and myself were outside her room when she emerged from the bathroom, fully dressed and cheerfully announced, "Good Morning!"
  4. by   Forever Sunshine
    Quote from joanna73
    Lol that conversation reminds me of 2 of our male residents who eat together every day:

    Resident 1: "So what are you going to do today?"
    Resident 2: "I'm going for a long nap after lunch!"
    Resident 1: "Hey, so what time did you get your pills last night?"
    Resident 2: "Oh about 8:45."
    Resident 1: "Wow, that's late!"
    Resident 2: "Yeah, and the food sucks today."

    Same banter every day...:
    They are always complaining about the food.

    My answer to whatever it is, "I didn't cook it. If I cooked it.. it would taste better."

    "Thats right honey.. you must be a wonderful cook."
  5. by   gorgenurse
    Last night I was sitting at the desk half an hour after my shift ended finishing up my charting and this precious little lady came over to me and looked at me right in the eye and said "would you rather be doing something else dear?" I honestly replied "well, yes, I would!" So she says, "well, for goodness sake, why don't you do it then?"

    How smart is she??????????????????? I just laughed!
  6. by   joanna73
    I don't blame them for complaining about the food. I wouldn't want to eat it either.
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from joanna73
    I don't blame them for complaining about the food. I wouldn't want to eat it either.
    The food at the last nursing home I worked in was so unappetizing, I used to joke that I should check in for about 6 months and have no access to any other food---I'd lose 100 pounds fast. One male resident said to me, "Well, do it soon sweetheart---I need a woman and you'd suit me just fine if your beam warn't so broad!"
  8. by   Oprn54
    One of my residents was flipping through channels on TV. I said Ellens on do you want to watch her? She said..Oh, is that the one they suspect is gay? lol hilarious
  9. by   nurseynursej
    Resident : Breakfast? (its 2 am)
    me : you have about 5 hours til breakfast, would you like something to help you sleep?
    Resident : yes I think I would
    ::I'm gathering the med, pouring some ice water ::
    Resident, standing in front of the desk : I said today not next week lady!

    HOH resident about once a week during my pm med pass with her :
    Resident : shouts 'are all these pills right?'
    me : yes, mrs. so and so they're all correct
    Resident : are you sure?
    Me : yep, checked them myself
    Resident : alright cause you know what'll happen if I die from em, right ?
    me : whats that mrs. So and so
    Resident : I'll come back and haunt you (cackling ensues)
    before I leave the room she says 'BOO! ahhahaha'
  10. by   Forever Sunshine
    Quote from joanna73
    I don't blame them for complaining about the food. I wouldn't want to eat it either.
    I'm just so sick of the kitchen and their cooking skills (or lack of).. that thats just my answer now. I don't know what more to do. We tell them whats wrong over and over again and I just give up after awhile.
  11. by   Forever Sunshine
    Quote from nurseynursej
    Resident : Breakfast? (its 2 am)
    me : you have about 5 hours til breakfast, would you like something to help you sleep?
    Resident : yes I think I would
    ::I'm gathering the med, pouring some ice water ::
    Resident, standing in front of the desk : I said today not next week lady!

    HOH resident about once a week during my pm med pass with her :
    Resident : shouts 'are all these pills right?'
    me : yes, mrs. so and so they're all correct
    Resident : are you sure?
    Me : yep, checked them myself
    Resident : alright cause you know what'll happen if I die from em, right ?
    me : whats that mrs. So and so
    Resident : I'll come back and haunt you (cackling ensues)
    before I leave the room she says 'BOO! ahhahaha'
    lol I had a HOH resident who would shout. You could hear him outside.
  12. by   caregiver1977
    Quote from dajulieness
    I'm just so sick of the kitchen and their cooking skills (or lack of).. that thats just my answer now. I don't know what more to do. We tell them whats wrong over and over again and I just give up after awhile.
    Sorry if this is off subject, but my aunt has been in a nursing home in north Mississippi for about 2 months and my mom says the food is GREAT! Don't know for myself, I live several miles away.
  13. by   Forever Sunshine
    Quote from patient1977
    Sorry if this is off subject, but my aunt has been in a nursing home in north Mississippi for about 2 months and my mom says the food is GREAT! Don't know for myself, I live several miles away.
    It depends on the cook and whats for dinner. Somethings smell good but taste terrible. Sometimes they have no complaints. You know its bad when nobody wants to eat.

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