Excuuuuse me, but as I said, it'd be a cold day before I'd sit on the floor !!!! I'd be on the phone calling my agency within 5 minutes to report such an unacceptable situation. And unless it was resolved before the next visit, there would NOT be a next visit. Where do some people get off?!?!?
I understand it is their home, but this is a professional work relationship/situation. They expect professional caregivers; I expect to be treated as such. Do/did they not sit appropriately while they (or family/partner, etc) were employed? Would they accept such a gesture if they had to go to some professional appt/meeting etc?
And for the employing agency to condone such a blatant disrespect for its employees is also unacceptable. I realize agencies don't want to lose cases because it is $$$ lost, but...
PS - Sit on the floor and then do trach care or IV care or wound care. Real Infection Control conscious!!! Oh yeah!