that is deplorable, but all too common.
many are reluctant to even touch a pt, fearing more pain.
we have weekly schedules, but naturally, is contingent upon given condition of pt at that time.
sometimes, i spontaneously bring them in for a shower, taking advantage of the moment. (we have 4 shower areas).
if i need to wash them, i premedicate, on top of their normal regimen.
repositioning usually changes to wt shifts and pillow adjustments.
but to leave a pt lying there, for days on end, is downright abusive.
i've been known to 'butt in' on anothers' assignment, and take over care (or lack of).
and i only do this when i notice pt in same position, same dirty linen, same dried vomit on face, johnny...
doesn't happen often, but when it does...
i don't know what some people are thinking.