How Soon Should APS Be Called? - page 2
We have a lady in our LTCF who has a trach and a G-Tube. She is fully aware of what is going on around her. Her mind is still sharp as a tack, just her body is falling apart due to cancer. (Very... Read More
Nov 10, '02Occupation: RN, ICU/CCU Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 1,062; Likes: 7WE ARE ALL MANDATORY REPORTERS. Period. YOU are not required to do anything but report, the proof comes from the investigation. By NOT reporting, you are just enabling the abuse.
Look around your facility, there should be -- in plain sight -- the number to call. ANYONE can and should report abuse to the proper authorities. Your "chain of command" should be notified as well, but in addition to -- not in place of -- your state's elder abuse hotline or ombudsman.