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Posted by Tina Ellenburg LVN
on December 05, 1999 at 12:16:32:
In Reply to: Re: respite posted by Carson on October 23, 1999 at 17:45:20:
I am a charge nurse in a nursing home and have been for 5 1/2 years. I graduated from Amarillo College School of Nursing in 1994. Before that I cared for my terminally ill grandparents for 5 years until their deaths. So I have experience on both sides of the fence.
This advice is good. Except have you questioned the respite care person? What reasons does he/she have for argueing? Are there valid points to his/her arguements and will they make a difference? Ask yourself many questions. Sometimes a health care worker sees something you may not.
On the same hand, are you doing everything in your power to make sure your loved one is being cared for appropriately? Does this person have a history of problems with former employers? If this person is showing no respect for you(or the patient?) is the patient really receiving the care they deserve?
I would investigate thoroughly, consider all points, consider the best plan for my loved one and make the decision to either keep the respite worker or get someone else.
The last thing you need at a time like this is constant stress from an outside source. You have to decide what is best for you and your loved one and move on from there.
Good luck and best wishes.
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