I just upgraded my blog so it’s ad free and I will apparently get my own domain name. Not sure how this works yet but I find the ads annoying and distracting.
I found work today upsetting. One of the people I care for lives alone and shouldn’t. She needs help. The worker this morning left her sitting in her kitchen chair even though it is highlighted 4 different times in the careplan not to. I mentioned her a couple of weeks ago because she got stuck in her lift chair and had wet herself. Today she was sitting in feces for I don’t know how long. She doesn’t have the understanding to use her phone that was right in front of her to call her daughter or to press her lifeline and summon help. Physically she finds it difficult to stand on her own but with verbal cues she can. It breaks my heart. I call and report, nothing is ever done. Every time I get told that my concern will be forwarded to the case manager. Today I got really upset when I was talking to the nurse. I said if this was a three year old and she had been left sitting at a table for four or five hours the parents would be charged with neglect and she would be removed from the home and put into a safe place where she would be cared for. I think the nurse took me a little more seriously when I explained it that way but she too is helpless in her desire to help. We are “just support workers”. She is “just a practical nurse”. We are the lowest on the health care totem pole. The case manger makes all decisions. She sees the client once a year at best and holds all the power. They get special parking spots and have evenings and weekends off. I have been told so many times that the case manager has special insight to these cases. I call bullshit. The lady I saw today is someone I see at least once a week. I can tell you how she likes her tea and what food she has in her cupboard. I can tell you what makes her a laugh and the names of both her cats. But the case manager has special insight. You know, I love Universal Healthcare but it’s a broken system. It needs fixing. Our mandate should be caring for the most vulnerable in society and listening to the people who care for them.
Okay, rant over. Does my blog look different now that the ads are gone?