19 Arrested at Nursing Homes in N.Y. - page 6

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  1. by   thatoneguy
    Quote from GLORIAmunchkin72
    I truly believe the closing of this nursing home is just the beginning. For this same reasons or due to financial difficulties or whatever more and more nursing homes will be closing their doors and the families will have to take care of their own relatives, and maybe that's for the best. (And it will be a sad day for those who don't have relatives).
    with a ageing population and two income families, i dont know. i think there will be an increasing demand in 5-10+ years from now.
  2. by   marie4
    I am a new LPN and had heard over and over how night shift was the easiest and how night shift people were lazy and did nothing even though they were paid more. I started working nightshift not long ago after orienting on days and nights. Long story short, On a 12 hour shift on nights I am lucky to go to the bathroom twice. I work as fast as I can the entire 12 hours and still can't get all of my work done. All of the "little jobs" are put off onto the night shift because "night shift has more time". Day shift has one hall, a Tx nurse and a ward clerk to help with paperwork. On day shift I always got a lunch. On nights I have two halls, no Tx nurse,no ward clerk or someone to answer the phone, All the meds to put away, O2 tubing to change, glucometers to check,census report, etc. etc. PLUS, night shift is expected to finish any paperwork left over from dayshift, such as admissions etc. When do they expect you to assess the pts. I ask? Bottom line, I'm getting out of that situation and hopefully finding a place that I can actually take care of my pts.
  3. by   rouqie
    if you are actually looking for a nursing job where you get to take care of patients then honey you need to make it your job. i was a nursing assistant before i was a nurse. i have more paperwork to do then i have patients to do it on it seems. i work on a unit with 42 patients all having dementia of some type. i sometimes have another nurse sometimes i don't. i work with usually 4 nursing aids and we do all the care for the patients. i know and trust certain cna's but other's i have to keep on top of because i know then may not do their jobs. it's part of our responsibility as charge nurses to make sure the patients are well cared for. if anyone comes in to our nurisng home and suspects something is wrong there are hot lines they can call. and if you don't think that our facility did a good enough job handling the problem that you saw. you are encouraged according to the postings to call the state of michigan yourself. i think that some of the people that knew about this and didn't do anything should be punish just like the one's that did it.
  4. by   Overland1
    While some nursing homes are closing (i.e., the Jennifer Matthews near Rochester), New York State is considering/planning to close a bunch of others.... not sure yet which ones, because they feel there are too many nursing home beds and not enough patients.

    Tell that to any discharge planner or social worker in any NY hospital!
  5. by   GLORIAmunchkin72
    i truly believe that the enormity of paper work takes away from real patient care. it is out of control. our whole healthcare system is out of control. it's like a giant monster that got loose and feeds on dollar bills and nobody knows how to control it.
    Quote from rouqie
    if you are actually looking for a nursing job where you get to take care of patients then honey you need to make it your job. i was a nursing assistant before i was a nurse. i have more paperwork to do then i have patients to do it on it seems. i work on a unit with 42 patients all having dementia of some type. i sometimes have another nurse sometimes i don't. i work with usually 4 nursing aids and we do all the care for the patients. i know and trust certain cna's but other's i have to keep on top of because i know then may not do their jobs. it's part of our responsibility as charge nurses to make sure the patients are well cared for. if anyone comes in to our nurisng home and suspects something is wrong there are hot lines they can call. and if you don't think that our facility did a good enough job handling the problem that you saw. you are encouraged according to the postings to call the state of michigan yourself. i think that some of the people that knew about this and didn't do anything should be punish just like the one's that did it.
  6. by   tishlizrn
    This makes me ill. I don't understand how this can happen. I work in long term care and have never seen such a thing go on. Things like this make it look bad for the rest ofus. Those poor elderly folks. Thank god someone finally caught them.
  7. by   firstaiddave907
    thats just siceking i fell bad for those pacients and i hope all thoes nurses enjoy there jail time because they desvere it. how would they like it if the sat in there own feces and urine and to have bed sores.

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