Nurse accused of punishing elderly patient who wet herself (UK) - page 5

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Nurse 'shouted at elderly woman and stripped her naked in full view of other patients because she'd wet herself' Source: Daily Mail... Read More


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    Yes, I am most sensitive to this....because I am changing directions in my career, and I am looking at places where you take care of the elderly who can not take care of themselves anymore. I had a horrible experience w/ very low staffing in a convalescent home during my clinical rotation-----places smell of urine and poor elderly was not really getting the care they need due to short staffing. I toured an LTC w/ rehab skills recently, and the first thing I want to know is if the place smells of urine or " neglect" . This place was clean, but noted that their staffing ratio is less in comparison to others.
    I know I come from a culture where we value our old people , and this will help , but is the staffing in this place really this bad? What do I need to look for in a facility? Is this also a most viable direction considering the economy is going down , but the baby boomers is making this area feasible for a recession proof position?
    Will appreciate some comments adn ideas. thank you! ;0)
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    Quote from chocokat79
    That nurse probable treats or treated her elderly mother or grandmother the same way... What a shame. What goes around comes around...
    Sadly, I have also seen the opposite; some of the cruelist folks are very demanding of others to care for their loved ones; it is almost as though they know what they are capable of and don't want their family (or themselves) to experience what they so freely dish out.

    I used to want to work for a nursing home a long time ago until I actually got the experience after receiving my CNA certification. It was not nice. I saw that both, the nurse and the aides were overworked and the ratios were bad. I would even go to work for a nursing home now, if I can be assured that the numbers and care were good. My only prayer is that neither myself or any of my loved ones would ever have to go to LTC, I would be scared to death.
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    Quote from maritesa
    Yes, I am most sensitive to this....because I am changing directions in my career, and I am looking at places where you take care of the elderly who can not take care of themselves anymore. I had a horrible experience w/ very low staffing in a convalescent home during my clinical rotation-----places smell of urine and poor elderly was not really getting the care they need due to short staffing. I toured an LTC w/ rehab skills recently, and the first thing I want to know is if the place smells of urine or " neglect" . This place was clean, but noted that their staffing ratio is less in comparison to others.
    I know I come from a culture where we value our old people , and this will help , but is the staffing in this place really this bad? What do I need to look for in a facility? Is this also a most viable direction considering the economy is going down , but the baby boomers is making this area feasible for a recession proof position?
    Will appreciate some comments adn ideas. thank you! ;0)
    I know what you mean...but if employees like this are allowed to stay, this makes it even more frightening. Judging from what I read and hear, there are more that get away with it than not. And, those that report are usually the ones that are blacklisted. Doesn't make it appealing.
    MaritesaRN likes this.
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    Thank you ladies for the response....it willhelp me make a good decision. I am not a young chick anymore, and I want to work in a place that I can also respect and like for a long time of my career.


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