Monday, June 13, 2016
One of our residents used to be a nurse. She is quite a character and usually thinks she is working with us. She has strong opinions and has no trouble voicing them! One of our male residents was quite verbal in the Dining room at brunch and she came out to inform us that she didn't think the speaker we had gotten was very good. As she was talking to us, our activity director came to the nurses station. She told the activity director that her pants looked like "overalls" and her shoes looked like something a man would wear. The activity director (who was enjoying this conversation) said "at least my shirt is nice". The reply was "I wouldn't wear that shirt anywhere!" You just have to laugh!
Another of our residents used to farm and often talks about the barn and cow, but this time he was sure he was sitting on a horse and he wanted to get off. We got him up, walked him, sat him in another chair, even helped him into bed, but still - he wanted to get off the horse. He was so frustrated with us because we wouldn't help up. "Can't I get any help around here?" What is the matter with you people?" "I told you, Get me off this horse!" He finally tired himself out and fell asleep.
Another lady wanted to go home and kept setting off alarms by opening doors. Just when we thought she was settled down away from a door, and she would go down the other hall and open that one. (She is quick!)
I was eating my lunch and the fire alarm went off! That was the end of that lunch. It turns out that a visitor pulled the fire alarm as she left, instead of punching in the code that's required to open our doors so alarms don't go off. She never stopped, just kept walking, but we had to call 911, the alarm company, the local fire department, stop the alarm, reset the system and then calm down a few residents who were scared of a fire or just scared of the noise.
And those are a few stories of life at the nursing home. I've told you before - it's never boring!
Posted by Mari at 9:39 PM