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By LTCangel

Joined Nov 8, '05. Posts: 84 (50% Liked) Likes: 132

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  1. Well, wouldn't you be depressed and anxious if you were living with chronic pain, and had to deal with health care...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. Let me educate you a little about fibromyalgia. I have had it since I was 15 years old. It is an extremely painful...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. I do suffer from depression and anxiety as well. For me I know that my pain was first, and it can be maddening to hurt for...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. I have fibromyalgia and it is extremely painful. I can assure you it is most definitely not in my head, and I am not an...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. I learned early on in my first LTC job to just call their bluff when it comes to the "time theft" threats. If you're gonna...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. I absolutely agree about the morale & keeping staff happy with their job. Obviously not everyone will be happy with their...
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    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  7. There is noexcuse for this. When we review a potential admission, we use a form on which we indicate any special needs or...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Wow, did I write this? lol. Same boat, 3 months in and burnt out. Understaffed and fighting CNA's. their killing me. love...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Is it possible to take a mini stay-cation? Working excessive extra shifts will burn anyone out quickly! I used to work 4-5,...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. They are so right- don't pick up extra days-take all ur days off- don't answer the phone. You will feel better. I agree, the...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. I've been working in a LTC setting for 13 years..and let me tell you, I am burnt out!!!! I look forward to my days off...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. I agree - you need your days off. Be protective of your free time.
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Ok, I'm gonna play the devil's advocate here. Don't be so sure the other LPN (who's been there 3 years) is letting the aides...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Mom nurse, take heart. If you brought this to the DON's attention, she may well have done something about it. My facility...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Unfortunately, you can't make people give a crap. And if management allows them to work there and provide that kind of...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. LTCAngel, I have been a nurse for over 20 years and I agree with you that lumping LPNs under one umbrella is unfair. As I...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Agree with Brandon - it is probably time for a change. This place does not seem to be a good fit for you.
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. The facility I work has the MCR residents spread throughout the facility. That being said, we do have a particular wing that...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Is it a better environment when the caregiver steals narcotics from a person who's body is so twisted from their...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. as a former nursing home aide...we LOVED the kinds of families that were there to provide assistance and comfort to their...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Adult children most likely to commit elder abuse - Health News, Health - Independent.ie Article raising awareness that...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. No one here has made the argument the money is more important than people. By making the statement that you would make...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. My mother in law, God rest her soul, was one of those very idealistic women who vow never to put their loved one in a home...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. I think people who have issues with placing loved ones in LTC would be surprised just how many residents actually *flourish*...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Thank you. Our little friend who is so enamoured of home health might want to include a plan on how is is going to be PAID...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  26. Just so it doesn't seem I'm dumping on home care workers, let me stress that they provide a valuable and necessary service....
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  27. I *did* in-home care as a RN. It doesn't even appear that you're in nursing school as of yet. There are a lot of barriers...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  28. I suspect these comments come from someone who has not had to seriously consider placing a family member in LTC or else you...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  29. Wow....just wow! Yes, there are issue with a lot of LTC facilities. My experience in the ER, however, is that most...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  30. You don't know what you don't know and you are making lots of assumptions on what you think you know! (Just erased a very...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  31. I've worked in and have run several nursing homes. I would have my family member in any of them. I would stay in any of...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  32. Wow that post is mostly insulting. $18000 is not just a lot of money for the 'poor' but for most people. Some elderly thrive...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  33. You can't fix stupid.
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  34. Uh no. I am wary and cagey in the first place, and it would be a nightmare to me to have to go that route with a loved...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  35. Y'up. It is called "guilt". They are transparent as jellyfish and wish we weren't on to their game. Sorry, we are not the...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  36. I have a resident whose son refuses to let him wear Depends. His solution is to let his dad wear underwear with a pad. The...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  37. I wouldn't underestimate Dr. Phil too much. He reaches a lot of people and carries a lot of weight (figuratively speaking...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  38. What's with administration pandering to these people? It's really not worth it. Why don't these Administrators get it...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  39. i cant say A-MEN loud enough......
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  40. Oh, shows like Dr Phil are just trashy and melodramatic. I'm sure they'll play the "evil music" when they show the resident...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  41. To Viva - doesn't inappropriate level of care requirements affect you somehow in your regs??? I mean you must be being...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  42. This topic makes my blood boil!! I'm a DON in assisted living and I deal with these prima-donna families all. the. time....
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  43. They do this at the hospital too, show up on day 5 of an admission and tell us EVERYTHING we've done wrong, and how "his...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  44. Probably the same folk who show up at church services on Easter and Christmas. Goes back to my "guilties" theory. Their...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  45. Dr. Phil.com - Shows - Elder Abuse Just FYI, this is the link to the preview for the episode. In the event that you're...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  46. These comments are SOOOOO on target!!! I've been LTC for the last 25+ years , and like you all, I am stunned by family...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  47. Oh yes, I commit "abuse" every shift. The poor resident has to wait longer than she wants to get her snacks because I have...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  48. I wouldn't put a ton of credibility on a TV show. People will say anything for ratings nowadays. Not that I'm trying to...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  49. I am a DON in LTC and I just want you to know I agree with you 1000%. Unfortunately it's not my call to make either. Some...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  50. Absolutely not! I work in LTC and A LOT family members act like the floor staff are incompetent and are mistreating or...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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