Sometimes we'd get so sick of their complaining we'd just leave them alone for a night and they could just sleep in their own mess. Then we'd say "You see what happens when you keep askin' for stuff?"
Jenny, 23The elderly can suffer terrible abuse at the hands of hostile, poorly trained, dishonest, or disturbed caregivers. In fact, more than 80% of nursing home residents experience financial abuse and a third experience severe neglect or physical abuse within their first month of care. And then there are those who are sexually assaulted.
Nursing home attendant
Convicted of assaulting residents
Jenny was not one who felt called to provide gentle care for the elderly and infirmed, she only took the job because she couldn’t get work anywhere else. She hated everything about the nursing home, especially the residents. So when they’d ask for something, anything, she’d torture them…pour salt in their food, refuse to take them to the bathroom, change the temperature in their rooms…and worse. And she wasn’t caught for more than two years.
You can protect those in your care. Let them keep their dignity and their safety. Call Praesidium to show you how.