I was a geriatric Nurse for many yrs
Had my own retirement home BUT I sleep well at night knowing I and my staff did all we could to make sure the residents needs were met like shaving that was done to all men and make up just a touch on woman
Baths every other day unless soiled badly ..............
DIGNITY RESPECT and to be tx with the utmost care was my homes priority
YES there are horrid places out there and some should be closed down
In Canada we have the Adult Protection Agency akin to Childrens services come in and we are monitored closely
Infractions are not taken lightly
I had workers for doing the odd jobs and we also took them out on field trips to parks for pic nics and to a show in Toronto ......a belive old Musical they loved it
I have been so depressed since the home was bought out from under me ( another story )
I had over 40 residents ( yes small amount) but to this day I can still tell you each ones fav food ,activity, birthday and all background info on them
There are exceptions hun to your essay
It is a fantastic essay though
I am going to bump up the "Check out Nursing homes thread " so you can have a look .
Thanks for sharing with us
Take care and God Bless
I just lost mom this past march and now look after my dad it is hard but I will not place in a home they kept me ..............I will keep him til...........
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