Let me give you some background on this situation: I have been working at my LTC for about 5 months now, doing only weekend double shifts 6AM-10PM. The 10-6 nurse doesn't come on time because she has another job and I have had to wait for her to come. Also recently we got a new DON and she's been making some changes, mainly wanting my unit to become a medicare unit, having residents come in and out.
Now this past weekend, a new resident came in during the week, being transferred from a hospital during the week. He was a bilateral below knee amputee, but he planned on being at the LTC short term and going home when his therapy was finished. Sunday night, I finished my shift and was doing some computer charting while waiting for my relief to come. I thought something was fishy when this particular resident had his daughters come to visit him at 10:00. They rang the call light to his room, so I went to see what was going on. That's when they told me that they wanted him out of there. Apparently during the week, he had not been visited by his doctor even though the doctor was supposed to remove the dressing from his hip surgery, and he also had not had therapy. The daughters were not happy with his care. I didn't know what to do and luckily my weekend supervisor was still there so I went to her office and she got the necessary paperwork. The daughters said the hospital had transferred him to the nursing home without her permission, though the reason was because the doctor he had at the hospital practices at the nursing home. There was no talking them out of it so they signed the paper work, they also wanted me to remove his catheter, so I did that as well. To top it all off, since he didn't have a wheelchair, they wanted to get a wheelchair to take him out. There were no available wheelchairs at that time! All the wheelchairs belong to a resident, so they had to borrow a wheelchair. They finally got him out at 11:30PM.
What frustrates me about all this is that they chose to come so late at night on a weekend. I mean, who does that when they had all day to do this?