nurseontheball 1,008 Views
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That is beyond disgusting and the nurse should not have let that behavior continue for 3 months, she should have reported the incidents, (because even if they don't pursue it, a paper trail is started) and she should have kicked his arse out of the room before she gave pericare on the daughter. Making sexually inappropriate remarks "always" during his daughter's peri-care?!? Oh, no-no-no-no. Poor little girl. . .
Don't call OSHA; you need to be calling the State on them. You can file a complaint annonymously, the sooner the better. I would write a character reference for the nurses they fired.
I am surprised no one else has replied to this yet. I would also like to know if this is a common practice in facilities among nurses or just isolated at certain LTC places. I heard years ago of experienced nurses "eating" their young when they were orienting them, but I do not think, that is even common anymore. To answer your question, I also am appauled that this is going on.
yeah, when i worked there, nobody gave a crap about residents rights and nothing would ever get reported...............basically, everyone played stupid................look at it this way, they didn't deserve an awesome nurse like her anyway.................oh, and it was the first place i ever worked as an aide.............guess what, the grass ended up being greener everywhere!
"I, too, babysat in the homes of some of these wealthy people while a nursing student... and saw similar things to what is being described... it isn't just confined to the poverty-stricken!"
You are absolutely correct.....it is not confined to the poverty-stricken. The home my friend worked in for 3 months was in a very nice neighborhood, where the Jones were keeping up with the Jones. The girl's father was in his late 50's and already retired, because of all the money they had. The house was filthy inside with everything thrown about. Their dog would crap all over because they were too lazy to let him out. She said, the house reaked of urine everywhere!! The dishwasher would be filled with dishes and dirty dishes were constantly all over the counters, because they were too lazy to wash them or unload the dishwasher, so they could put them in. She could not even use the bathrooom because poop and pee would be dried on the toilet seat everyday from the other kids in the house. The mother did not work either, but never lifted a finger to clean anything. If the father suctioned his daughter's trach, he would not wear gloves. When my friend tried to educate him on the importance of hand washing and wearing gloves, he replied by telling her how beautiful her eyes were!! Like I said before, I have no idea why she stayed there 3 months putting up with that nonsense. He was always making sexually inappropriate comments to her when his wife was not at home.
I would have given more than death looks! I know nurses who work homecare and hear stories all the time. The one nurse recently had been caring for a girl with a new trach/vent. Her father was coming onto my friend in front of his daughter when the mother was gone. My friend had to ask him to stop repeatedly. The father would always make his remarks to her while she was giving pericare. He kept walking around her with only his thin short bathrobe on!! OMG, I don't know how she stayed there for 3 months!!!
Have worked at the cleveland facility for years. Fantastic care, incredible staff. Lots of changes recently, all for the better. Higher acuity levels, some people hate change. 5 star ratings and deficiency free surveys! try that sometime!
Don't feel like a fool.
I have not laughed so hard like this in a long time. Your post is exactly what I needed! Now, I don't feel so bad about the Dementia resident who made it out of the building at my last job. We never knew he was gone until a bartender from across the street called us to come pick him up. He had been drinking shots and beers!
Thanks for the info. I will try emailing you. I don't think I am permitted to do so yet, but I will try.
How about Rae Ann Cleveland. I heard it was a small place and are hiring. Concerned about it being so close to the projects though....I have a new car. Anyone have positive or negative experiences there? I have had 3 LTC positions past 8 months and do not want to get into another situation. Seems like, just because I am a male nurse everyone needs me to lift everyone while I am trying to pass meds. Gets frustrating after a while. I am not a lifting machine. I am a NURSE who happens to be a male!!!!
I posted to you under the general section.
Why do you think they are now offering a $1500.00 sign on bonus? I would be leery, but that is just me. I am not saying I worked there or not.....take it for what it is worth!
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