Published Apr 25, 2003
I would just like to ask some advice really. Where I work there is a new resident and she constantally shouts and I mean constantally. It is unfair to the other residents in the home.
The lady forgets where she is at times she can't even remember the town.
I know this is unfair to the staff and other residents. But when I worked in a Care Home before we had a few residents like this and in the end the staff got so used to the shouting/ calling out that we were not nasty to her but we blocked it out. If you can understand what I am saying.
I do this at work and just get on with doing my job. But the other Carers it drives them mad that the lady shouts all the time and at times they shout at her and I think this is unfair. I have even seen and heard the manager do that same thing shout at her. I am sorry but I dont think it is right for the manager to do that.
I even heard the ladys SON shouting at her the other day, I so wasn't happy with that situation and the manager of the care home was sitting there saying NOTHING.
WHAT would you all do if a lady like this was in a care home where you worked.
I seem to be the only Carer that CAN talk to her without shouting, and I pride myself on that fact.
If the other care givers and the nurse manager shout back at her that is considered resident abuse. I don't know how they handle this in England, but her that is grounds for termination and loss of license and certificate. She is unable to control her yelling due to dementia, the staff are supposed to be able to control themselves. By not reporting the others that yell back at her you are just as guilty as they are, even if you don't yell.
It sounds like the rules are different in the states, They sould be the same for Here in England as well. Thankyou for the reply.
You are doing a good job. I do not have any advice but I think you should be proud of yourself.
Pat yourself on the back! It is difficult to deal with this type of client on a daily basis but you are doing the right thing by remaining calm and advocating for the patient to be treated with dignity and respect. If I lost my freedom and my health I might yell all the time too~
In addition to her forgetfullness/dementia -- does she have a hearing problem?
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