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Monday, July 25, 2011 at 09:47 PM
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. When it comes to a neglectful or abusive group home, a picture may be your only words. There comes a point in advocacy where you need to stop continually trying to make a pleasant situation with the staff and management; being nice to the company so they will hopefully be nice to the resident. This tactic rarely works. If they know the resident and advocate are weak, they will eventually learn to take advantage of the weakness. This is just plain human nature in every life…  read complete post
Marge Chifylds says:
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 06:38 PM

Daniel...what excellent advice and excellent documentation. I don't know about AZ but in Texas employees cannot mix their food or drinks, etc with any of the resident's food or drinks. I noted the opened soft drinks and either a shake or some type of coffee drink and that is certainly a no-no regardless of who it belongs to. After working in the healthcare industry as a registered nurse for 25 years, I cannot applaud your efforts enough and documentation is certainly your best offense when dealing with administration as they just see caregivers as a pain in the butt. Healthcare has gone to the dogs and I shudder to think what the 20 years will bring. Keep up the good work. Hope Amber is continuing to improve.

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