debbie g - you're absolutely right. I remind myself every day that this is a marathon, not a sprint
Deb - If I know you (and I think I do), nope--they will not
leave her coat on again. I bet you gave them "whodunnit and what for"
It's the simple things that really
frost my cookies! Like water.
Mom's NH has a wonderful hydration therapist, but on her days off, AARGH! They put a huge styrofoam container of water on Mom's bedside table, just out of reach. If she could reach it, she couldn't lift it. She forgets that it is there. Most of the CNAs don't offer her a drink because either it doesn't occur to them or they know it will increase urination and then they will have to change her. Not like that's their JOB or anything!
I actually had a CNA lecture me the other day that Mom shouldn't drink while she was in bed because she might get pneumonia. True, but she is in bed most of the time and you solve that problem by pushing a button on the hospital bed to raise her to a sitting position. I lectured her right back on the dangers of dehydration in the elderly. I told her Mom would be more confused if they didn't give her anything to drink, and--get this--she said she'd make sure to tell the other CNAs that!
As I've said before, sometimes I wonder who has more cognitive impairment--the patients or the staff?
Well, that's my vent for the day--thanks for listening