I set out today to try to get errands done and such,and at the same
time try to get some questions answered that were really bothering
me. I know it sounds like a bunch of rants but really I am kind of trying
to figure some things out.. Here goes…..
Yes the darn kitchen staff who work the weekend shift DO NOT
communicate with the ones who work the weekly
shift. The menu plan is posted and the dislikes etc of
the patient and their restrictions. Some kitchen staff
just ignore them completely. The thought of mom eating
stuff she shouldn’t or can’t tolerate just made me mad.
It hinders her recovery, including spiking her blood pressure.
It was brought to the attention of the administrator of the whole
place and I bet it was NOT the first time either. She has been
there over a week you would think someone would know
something and do their job!! The rest of the staff try hard
to please for the most part, but some drop others the ball completely.
I, for one, cannot wait until mom is stronger and can get out
of that place.
DR’S don’t give a hoot what is going on and their staff
ASSUME more than they should. They schedule appointments
for people and DO NOT take into consideration the patients
age or condition. Imagine, if you will, sending an 83 year old
for a "sleep evaluation" overnight to see if they have sleep
apnea when the patient has no idea what the heck is going on
and has to rise early the next day to go to 4 hours of kidney
dialysis. WHAT??? You would have loved to have heard
that conversation wouldn’t you?? Well shocking.. I tried to remain
calm.. I explained that in mom’s condition she wouldn’t sleep unless knocked
out and she would just not tolerate that very well. The employee understood
me okay and said she was sorry that things got so confused. I have the
feeling we are not through with them yet.
Therapists are not always GOD’S who know it all!!
Who gives a 83 year old therapy and then sends them to
4 hours of dialysis???? Whew.. do they think they
have that much energy? Sis and I had to set things
straight with the TWO therapists on site during the week.
PLEASE don’t tax her by doing BOTH in the same day.
She had THE worst day so far in the whole three weeks
she has been sick by doing both in one day. NEVER AGAIN!!
She had been in the place for over a week and we told them
but I guess not STERN enough to watch it!!! Job done .. won’t
Well know you all must be getting tired of all this medical stuff and
what’s going on, but it sure is helping me keep things straight and
get some things off my chest.