Quote from marjoriemac
All our residents just now seem to be so grumpy, complaining about everything! Even festive trips, decor and movies can't lighten them up! Aaaaargh! I think Santa needs to deliver some festive cheer to stop all our residents bickering with each other! And don't even mention the staff........
Oh, gosh, you mean it's not just MY residents and staff?!
I noticed this same phenomenon last year around holiday time........the staff seemed to melt down en masse
, and the residents were just out-of-sorts. It was all I could do to stay Christmas-cheery myself, but then my BIL was diagnosed w/ esophageal Ca and my co-worker's grandbaby was born 16 weeks early, so there went MY happy thoughts.
This year, I figured it would be different, but my staff is grumpy and given to the gripes, and the residents are down in the dumps as well. I'm sure the dreary, cold, damp weather we've been having isn't helping, nor is the fact that many of them have families that will be gathering around the Christmas tree........without them. It's good to know that this isn't unusual, even if it is rather distressing. Thanks for sharing!