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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 01:28 PM
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75. I work in a nursing home
We are to provide 100% respect for our residents' various cultural differences. And yes, sad fact is those differences can also include the most ridiculous racism you've ever seen. Very often as dementia sets in, even a perfectly non-bigoted person can suddenly develop all kinds of attitudes towards people of other color.

And you do not want to risk the resident further injury by sending in a CNA who they do not want helping them. Even if the reason for their dislike is totally irrational, it will only cause further problems.

Myself, I am not a CNA. If I find a resident on the floor, I am supposed to leave them there. I tell them I am going for help, and I find a CNA or nurse to help, because I am not qualified to help; they need to be evaluated for fractures or other injuries, you can't just scoop them up.

This is a schadenfreude story; the resident got what she asked for. It's stupid, but that's how the system works. :shrug:
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