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sexual predator at the nursing home/ assisted living unit

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what do most nursing homes and assisted living centers do when there is someone who is in  the early stage of alzheimer's and who is always trying to touch and engage other residents in a sexual manner?  this person seems to go after the alzheimer's residents in the "late stages" of alzheimer's who are "easy prey".  i think they should kick the person out as most of the residents are not able to protect themselves. of course, they blame staff because the person is suppose to be watched all the time. of course, they won't pay for a 1:1 staff person. my computer won't let me use capital letters at this time. other times, i have to use all capital letters. sorry.

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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Due to laws that protect residents-even a*holes like this one-and company desires to make money, until a family member complains or an assault happens, nothing will be done. Keep reporting to social services by email, and copy to an outside email address to CYA

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I worked at a LTC facility where a man would regularly rape his wife, who was unable to communicate, in a room with other occupants. None of the nurses or administration would do anything about the situation partly because he was married to her. This actually happened: he became a resident at the same facility and the staff who couldn’t protect his vulnerable wife, engaged in careful payback. Those who would not (versus could not) protect the woman, were just as ineffective in protecting him.

All places where I have worked, otherwise did no more than to try to keep these types separated from their favorite victims.

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amoLucia specializes in LTC.

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Office of the Ombudsman serves to protect vulnerable institutionalized residents.

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

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On 1/11/2020 at 6:16 PM, amoLucia said:

Office of the Ombudsman serves to protect vulnerable institutionalized residents.

Yes, this. The phone number for the ombudsman is required to be posted in a public and visible place. Note that number and report this for follow up by state.  You can report anonymously so if you don't tell anybody you are doing  it and you're not obvious about your intentions to report nobody has to know it was you. You'd be wise to keep it that way.     

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amoLucia specializes in LTC.

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Specifically, the Ombudsman 'info poster' should be PROMINENTLY displayed in the lobby (usually). That's where you should find all the 'official' info like SUPPOSED daily nsg staffing numbers, facility & administrative licenses, Pt Bill of Rights, and, if you're lucky, info re the last State surveys. 

Veeeeery interesting reading.

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walkingon has 9 years experience as a CNA, LPN and specializes in LTC, Assisted Living.

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Where I work, (memory care AL) men with a hx of documented sexual behaviors are given IM Depo-Provera, which generally works pretty well from what I’ve seen.  Of course, families are consulted and give consent.   

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