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A Funny Moment in LTC...

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westieluv has 26 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg, Tele, Dialysis, Hospice.

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I am an RN in my mid-forties. Recently, I was working in our facility's long term memory care unit. One of our residents, a salty little lady of 92, noticed my wedding ring on my finger and stated, "Oh, you got a new piece of jewelry!", to which I replied, "Oh, no, it's not new. I've had it since 1988." She looked up at me with a look that was 50% shock and 50% disgust and proclaimed, "You're OLD!!!"

That made my day. Do any of you have any funny moments you would like to share? I would love to hear some of them.

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KellT1203 has 9 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in HH, Med/surg- liver & kidney transplant, ortho, ++.

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This is too cute. I had one just the other day actually. I was just about ready to get off from an evening shift. I am an RN but fill in as medication aid sometimes. I was passing meds this evening. I was with one of the residents who was in bed. We were just chatting and I started to stretch with my hands above my head, I brought my hands down and rubbed my stomach making a joke that my belly was getting bigger. She asked me if it was because of all the sex I had. I could't help but laugh, along with her, and say politely say unfortunately no, its from too much food. We both laughed and I told her goodnight and that I would see her soon. She often makes silly comments that make you do a double take of the head. She suprises me all the time.

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krissy_mack specializes in cna.

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"you're old"!!! That is too funny!

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Forever Sunshine has 7 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC.

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I could write a encyclopedia series.

"I don't want this food. Give it to Grandpa." -That one explains itself.

- We have a resident who always wanders onto our unit..and steals other residents things. Some of them start to get ****** when they see her. So one day I was bringing her back and she was getting mad because she didn't want to go back, so she yells back at me, "You filthy crumb!"

- My all time favorite has to be one time when the maintenance man was hammering something into the wall down the hallway. The usual residents who are at risk for falls were sitting in front of the nurses station. They were all sleeping at the time. The hammering starts and I hear a , "I'll be right there." and a second later one of their alarms goes off. I fly over to her to put her back in the chair (no falls on my shifts) and shes saying, "I have to get the door. Theres someone at the door." I say to her. "No there's nobody at the door. They knocked and ran away I just check." Shes like "Those bastards."

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NurseLoveJoy88 has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC.

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I work on an assisted living unit at my one job and the resident was c/o rash and bumps on labia.Keep in my she is probably in her 60's , alert and oriented times three and goes out a lot. I asked her a bunch of questions as part of my assessment. I ask her if she was having sex. She said the doc asked her the same thing, she began to laugh and stated " No , but I would sure like to"

Too funny

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NurseLoveJoy88 has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC.

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My other all time is favorite is when I asked a resident in LTC if she was in pain and she stated " yeah, looking at you"

yeah that one kind of hurt my feelings a bit.

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VivaLasViejas has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych.

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An exchange between me and a LTC resident I'll call Elaine:

I was giving a tube-feeding bolus to the resident in the next bed late one night when I knocked over the empty cans, waking Elaine, who hollered, "What's that noise? Who's there? Is it the cat?"

I tried, but I just couldn't help myself: "Yes, Elaine, it's just the cat," I quipped. "MEOW!"

"Oh, OK," mumbled Elaine, "that's what I thought. Good-night!"

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I was on placement at the time, and my preceptor was doing an assessment of an elderly (89yr old) lady.

And my preceptor was getting some weird answers so she asked this resident, "how old do you think you are?" And the resident looked at me, (in my late 20) and my preceptor (in her 50s). And states "oh, about the same age as you."

I nearly died trying not to laugh!

But on the same placement, a resident said to me, "love, you remind me of someone. Yeah, that girl off the TV. Oh, what's her name.... It'll come to me...... Oh you know who I mean..

Ugly Betty!"

:)

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Need2Wings has 2 years experience and specializes in Geriatrics.

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Too funny!! We had a particularly colorful lady whom we were always redirecting away from the door! On this day I was bringing her back down our hall and she was cursing at me. She said "you are a whore!" Of course one of our male residents was coming up the hall at that time and says "I didn't know that about you" to me. So I said "well I didn't know that about me either, what do you think I should tell my BF?". He replied well silly you tell him now you have to charge!! Roflmbo

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The other day I was changing a dsg to this mans sacrum when he started to have a bm.I didnt want it to soil my new dsg and brief so all I could do was grab a wipe and catch it. When he finished the man turned and said to me, "how many sandwichs does that look like?"

"excuse me?" I asked

"Well I put 3 pb&j's in yesterday, and if that dont look like it equals three sandwiches then im gonna need something to get those bowels moving again"

I was at a loss for words

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westieluv has 26 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg, Tele, Dialysis, Hospice.

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These are all so funny, thanks for sharing them! :D

Recently, I overhead the conversation between two little old ladies who spend a lot of their time sitting in their wheelchairs near the nurses station. One of them has a bit of dementia and has her moments when all she wants to do is roll her chair down towards the exit and try to make her escape. On this particular shift, she had been repeating over and over again, "Help me! Help me, I want to get out of here! Somebody get me out of here!" when the little lady next to her, who is 105 years old, no less and had been silent up until then, finally got fed up and yelled with all of her might in her squeaky little voice, "Well, I can't help you!! Just look at how short I am! You're just going to have to wait for someone who's bigger than me to help you get out of here!" It was just so unexpected and sounded so funny, I couldn't help but laugh.

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Simply Complicated has 5 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg, Neuro, ICU, travel RN, Psych.

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This was like 5 years ago, but I think it's still the funniest thing a patient has ever said/done to me. I had a lady who was in her 70's. We were chatting, and she asked if I had any kids. My hubby and I had been recently married, so I told her not yet, but hopefully soon.

She decides she is going to give me advice on how to get pregnant faster. She starts telling me Well years ago, my doctor told me that doing it doggy style was the best way to go, and proceeded to get up on her hands and knees and demonstrate the best "position" that she found worked.

I thought I was going to fall on the floor. Funniest thing I ever saw.

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