Saturday, July 19, 2008

You can't tie 'em down.

Well, I could restrain them with all the little trash bags I carry in my pocket, but it wouldn't be socially acceptable.

What do you do with a demented, non-compliant resident? They're not supposed to lie on their back for any length of time, not supposed to try to walk on their own and yet I can't get them to lie on their side or stay in bed until they call me. They have an alarm, but by the time I get down the hall, they're off.

I'm pretty sure I'm working in a Nursing Center and not a prison, but sometimes it's hard not to feel like I'm their jailer.

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