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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 11:55 AM
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69. I have witnessed racism, political and social biases working in
a nursing home. For instant; An elderly woman referring to another woman of Russian descent as a 'dirty Communist', A Filapina woman referred to as that 'Jap', Black CNAs referred to as N word,a German floor nurse called a Nazi. Believe me some of those elderly still hold on to their prejuces.A previous poster mentioned a lack of respect for careworkers. I overheard a patient's daughter declare when asked 'where do these people come from?'. The answer was: " They can't do anything else." My antennae really went up as I had careers as a dental assistant and long time bank employee as well as a housewife and mother. I chose to do caregiving when I reached a 'certain age' in the attempt to do something for the elderly. It was the most difficult job I ever had. I don't regret that but left after 11 years for retirement feeling that nursing homes are remiss in giving the elderly the best care they can provide for the amount of money provided them.
I just hope I can hold on long enough to steer clear of nursing homes.
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