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residents say the funniest things

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Working with the elderly can be a pleasure to work with what is the funniest thing someone has said to you? Scenario during 6am Med pass.

Nurse"good morning time to take your medicine "

Resident " where do I live"

Nurse "at the -------

Resident "how long have I been here?

Nurse " a few years

Resident" where is it located

Nurse "town and state "

Residents where do I live?

Nurse at the -------

Resident how old am I

Nurse in your 80's

Resident where am I

Nurse at the -----

Residents. How long have. I been. here

nurse a few years

Residents states Am I usually this. confused?

Every morning Abbott and Costello whose. On first hilarious

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When I first opened this thread I thought it was pertaining to medical residents. Now that would be an interesting thread. Lol. :)

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Here.I.Stand has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro.

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^^^Me too! And I've got some doozies!! Although I'd hesitate to share them...some of them are so bizarre that if any of my colleagues are on AN they'd know who I was talking about. :roflmao:

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CelticGoddess has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Palliative, Onc, Med-Surg, Home Hospice.

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When I worked LTC, I had a couple of rather delightful residents who were confused. A preacher came in on a saturday to preach and he preached about Adam and Eve, Sarah and Abraham, Rachel, Leah and Jacob. And sex. Ah yes, he preached about sex, to a group of dementia patients. The next day, one of my residents come up to me and told me the girls who lived across the street were going to get into trouble because their mother let them walk to the grocery store by themselves and they were going to get into trouble. (The girls in question were 79 and 84). Later that night, she explained to me they ran a brothel and if her husband went there one more time, she was going to shoot them. Good thing she didn't have a gun.

My other dementia patient would "borrow" the baby jesus from the nativity scene then tell me she was trying to prevent anyone else from stealing it. Every time it disappeared, we just looked in her room and bingo, there it was.

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CelticGoddess has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Palliative, Onc, Med-Surg, Home Hospice.

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When I first opened this thread I thought it was pertaining to medical residents. Now that would be an interesting thread. Lol. :)

Oh yeah! I have stories from my rad tech days and now. Residents can be fun, can't they?

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kbrn2002 has 25 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis.

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A normal day may find the staff helping a gentleman "find" the keys to his cars that are always missing. Usually he'll buy that the car is in the shop and the mechanic has the keys, but every now and then we are on a full out hunt for keys that of course don't exist, or at least haven't existed in years.

We also have a couple of ladies that are friends, they are frequently looking for their husbands. They are fully convinced that the boys are out whoring around since they didn't come home. It's funny, but it really isn't as these poor old ladies are really convinced that their husbands are out with prostitutes! No amount of trying to redirect them works when they get all worked up on this. We try the old "he's at work" routine and get shot down pretty quick since they are with it just enough to realize it is the middle of the night and the plant isn't open so no way no how are those no good dirty sons of so and so are at work! It's not uncommon to spend the better part of a shift helping these ladies look for their husbands that have been dead for years. Sad really.

I can't count the number of times we have to convince little old ladies that the oven is indeed turned off and the bread is cooling on the rack.

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During my clincial rotations, there was an couple that always would sneak cookies in during activities. One of the staff members took the cookies from the lady, and she proceeded to what she thought was "whisper" (actually a yelling voice) to the gentleman "SHE'S SO STUPID! WE CAN'T EVEN HAVE OUR COOKIES!"

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I once had a very devout, dementia stricken lady once out of the blue call me a "rooster" sucking "woman of ill repute". She never swore before nor after that again.

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rm89 has 2 years experience and specializes in geriatrics.

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We had this one dear old lady whose moods would turn on a dime. One day we had a church group who was singing and afterwards the preacher approached this lady and said, "____ I can see Jesus shining in you!" To which she promptly replied "go to hell!!!" 😄😄😆😆 we laughed so hard at the look on the dear old preachers face (waiting of course, til he was out of hearing).

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Because I look young for my age, sometimes I get problems in dealing with elderly residents.

One night I found a resident wandering around.

RN/me: Dear, it's already late. Can you please go back to your room and you need to sleep.

Resident: (pointing her index finger to me) Don't tell me what to do!! I'm 94 years old and I don't take orders from a little girl. Now, where's your mother?!

Me: *speechless....

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