This is an article that everyone needs to read. The facts are these, sometimes nursing home will actually teach and train new resident or patient to be water. How does it work? How can something like this happen in this day and age? I will strike here elucidated by examples of forty-five year old female patients taking short-term nursing home care for treatment.
Here’s the story:
At the hospital, the patient was not incontinent, never had an accident and was able to sleep and live without wearing diapers, just like in the regular world. The hospital performed a patient in a good nursing home so that she could get short-term treatment for injury to her left foot. She needed therapy, physical therapy to learn to walk again. She had now use only one leg.
Immediately when she got to the nursing home nurse who would be caring for her, asked if she would be diaper. The patient hesitated to answer because she thought the question was odd. After all, she did not need a diaper, nor did she want to wear a diaper. Nurse continue to say things like, well, if you have an accident. The patient was, in fact, politely spoken wearing diaper than in a nursing home, even though it was against her better judgment to start wearing diapers of her age as she does not need diapers.
As in all nursing homes and hospitals when patients are wearing diapers, they are told to go in their diapers. After all, that is what the diaper is for, right? So this patient, sometimes, would just go in diapers, use up to defecate, where she was wearing a diaper. What it amounted to was that it was easier to copy in the diaper, but there was a nurse to come to help her out of bed, then help her to the bathroom. The patient became increasingly afraid of falling and the diaper or think that would stop the collapse and diaper would also stop the patient from calling the nurse to help her to the bathroom. After all, a nurse happy because she is the one who will be most, emergencies and all.
but from the beginning with this particular nurse who spoke patient wearing a diaper, patient and probably many other patients were placed in diapers for the convenience of the nursing home, not for the convenience of patients. The patient was in her diaper a day and a nurse was a little upset about what happened, and the nurse convinced the patient that she had an accident. When in fact the patient was not an accident, but the patient dropped the diaper because she was wearing a diaper and when patients call for help, they had to wait and wait for someone to come and help them. Family members witnessed how long it took the nurse to come in one day, just to change a diaper. So nursing home gave so many mixed messages to patients, patients eventually became confused as to why the heck they were diapers to begin with.
So often, patients nursing are automatically placed in diapers for convenience. Homes make patients lose their dignity – they do not need diapers yet they are emotionally forced to wear diapers. This is a big, important issue that city officials need to look into. And when looking at what they need to realize that patients are reluctant to disagree with nurses who give them daily care. So if a nurse even hints that the patient should be diapers, guess what? The patient will be wearing diapers before you know it.
First, the diaper was put on for one enjoy the nursing home, and the patients were talked into wearing diapers if they have an accident. So patients respected by saying, okay, put me in a diaper. But what some patients may not realize was wearing diapers, giving staff more to bring quickly when the bell is rung because the staff knows the patient in a diaper and they will not have to clean the blades if there is an accident. In other words, the accident passed by, rather than having the patient in no diaper and rather than having the need for a patient to be followed back and forth to the bathroom that takes more time for nurses to do, encourage those patients to wear diapers .
By wearing diapers, ambulatory patients just need help going to the bathroom, are encouraged to be less independent. They are now encouraged to stay in bed more simply because they are wearing diapers. The smaller bathroom trips, the more time space and less bathroom trips, the less patient walking does. After a week or so, a patient why they are not as strong as they were when they were in the hospital and no one makes connecting the diaper is actually make them weaker and weaker because they are out of bed, often LESS . As each day passed in a diaper, the patient will be less independent and more dependent on staff to change diapers.
This procedure is wrong. There are some patients who need diapers because of medical reasons, but mostly, many patients simply talk in wearing diapers for convenience. It is suggested that if they are wearing a diaper they will not have sheets accident and it is implied and hinted that the staff will be happier with the patient if the patient is wearing a diaper. Happy staff equals happy patient, right? False. Just because employees are happy they have so many less trips to the bathroom, it does not mean patients are happier. Patients are taught and trained to be no water and they are taught and trained to be happy that they are wearing diapers just in case.
What happened to relatives in nursing homes? They were put in diapers for convenience? They are still wearing diapers? Do they seem less independent now they are wearing diapers?
I am not talking about regular patients in need, who are medically required to wear diapers because they are not water, I’m talking about patients who have not been and are not incontinent, and these patients are politely convinced, convinced by staff to wear diapers. And all the while the staff is polite tight they wear diapers just in case, the nurse says, if you want, it’s your choice. It’s your choice if you want diaper. She says to the patient and also indicate if you have an accident. Basically, it is instilling an idea in a patient she will have an accident and it is better for the patient to have a diaper. The patient agrees just to please staff.
Yet while the patient agrees to please these workers, it is time that the patient will be less independent. And is not the purpose of rehab patient more independent? So nursing administering to the patient mixed messages. The first message is that you are there for short-term treatment, and yet, you’ll need a diaper just in case.
What about your relatives? If you relative to short-term treatment and your relative is NOT a medical need diapers, then your relative should be in diapers? Definitely not. If there is no medical need for a diaper, why the patient is wearing a diaper? Other reasons, yes, Virginia, the staff wants to patients in diapers to avoid collapse.
Why are more covered with patients who do not wear diapers? There are more falls when the bell rings, when a patient rings the bell for the nurse to come to the aid of someone to follow someone to the toilet, the patient has to wait and wait and wait, and frustratingly, some patients decide to get up on their own and go to the bathroom instead of waiting so long for the nurse to come. So patients learn that they will wait and wait and wait, so they have a better diaper. It is implied message and it is the reality of the situation.
Patients wait. Those patients wearing diapers can finally dump the diaper rather than having wet or soaked sheets or poop in the press. So patients are taught systematically taught that they need diapers even though it is their choice, it is their decision; these places make it so that the patient really has no choice in the matter. What real choices are the following:
- They may be waiting and waiting and waiting and wait when they need to have a bowel movement or urination . And wait and wait and then accident on sheets, on their clothing, all the or
- They can wait and wait and wait and wait they ring the bell and then they can try to get to the toilet on their own because they are waiting so long, and then stop falling or actually fall or
- they can choose a diaper and if they wait too long, they can just thrown in the diaper.
If you were patient and you knew that you were there as temporary option would be to take? Would you stop falling when you could be in it because you need help to make? Or quit pooping or urinating over your clothes or sheets and those who nurse very upset with you? Or would you say, okay I will have diaper just in case? This is what patients and employees do. Staff, some staff, train patients to become not just water to facilitate staff because there is no time for them to help patients to the bathroom. Remember some patients, staff may need to do some lifting, and other patients, it may take a long time to make the patient to the rest room and staff do not have time. These nursing provided by these policies tell patients to wear diapers if only to do harm to patients. They teach patients becoming less independent, but the main goal for most short-term therapy patients is becoming more independent not less independently.
If you ever have a patient who has this condition, tell them you do not want to be a diaper. And then record how long it takes for staff to come to the aid of your call in the help of the bell for assistance to go to the bathroom. Document each time so that you are not made to wait and wait and wait and wait and then mess your sheets. When they let you wait and wait, they just train you to be in diapers and training you become like a child and become more dependent on them to change your diaper.
Here is advice for patients who are able to go to the bathroom with them, just say that you do not medically need diapers and that when they come to your aid when they should come to the aid, there will be no accident. And best of all, if there is an accident, staff will handle it and not let you wait and wait and wait and wait while you lay in an accident.
only time patients should be in diapers for comfort is when patients are traveling outside, or take short or long trips by ambulance, ambulette or access-a-trip. In these cases, it makes sense for patients to use diapers. The reason? When you are outside the toilets are usually so far away and some are not wheelchair accessible. And you just never know if there will be a bathroom anywhere. So, it is important to use diapers only for travel because you go out and have an accident on the clothes, you will be outside in wet clothes, especially in winter, you are putting yourself at risk for illness with a stay in wet or soiled clothing for the duration of the trip outdoors. However, when indoors in a nursing facility, and once inside the residence, if you are not medically needed diapers, you should not be wearing diapers at all.
Just because a man has an accident because they were waiting too long for help, there is no reason why people need to be in diapers inside nursing homes. Lets help make things better not worse for our relatives and patients inside these nursing homes.
Any less bathroom trip makes the patient less independent and makes them more dependent on you, the staff and when they get home they will be in worse condition than they were when they arrived at the nursing home for healing.
What do you think about this. I want to hear from patients who were convinced the staff to be in diapers when not medically required to wear diapers. Did staff do this to you too? Please leave a comment or send confidential information by email. The connection is important. Through unity, we can change the system. All patients, residents and families have to combine to get better and quicker services inside a nursing home so that people are not required to wear diapers when they are not medically required to wear diapers.
Yes, of course, if your disease you do medically to be in diapers then you should. No one is telling you to go against orders clinics. All I’m saying is that you should not be in diapers for only the convenience of staff. And hundreds if not thousands of patients are placed in diapers every day for only the convenience of staff.
Disclaimer: This article is written by writer, observer, researcher, and author. I do not advocate walking around in a nursing home if you need help. I advocate that patients do not wear diapers if they do not medically need to be in diapers. I advocate that patients do not speak in wearing diapers for a comfort staff or in their own words, just in case! No patient needed a diaper only if the patient never was and is not incontinent. It is absurd to have a diaper just in case!
There is wearing diapers just in case that makes patients less independent and more dependent on it really teaches and trains the patient to poop in their pants and pee in your pants when no medical need to do so. Let us give these patients back their dignity, and instead, let’s run to help them, run them on the toilet instead of letting them wait and wait and wait and wait. It makes more sense. All patients who are medically required to wear diapers should be diapers. All patients have the doctors orders to wear diapers for medical reasons, should be diapers. That’s all I’m saying. Please reply with your comments.
Did you hear about the woman who was naturally glued to toilet her boyfriend. They argue that it would have been for more than two years and her skin grew around the toilet to make it semi-permanently in a bowl. Why in the world did this woman sitting there for two years? Here is a suggestion. Maybe she had been in a nursing home. In some nursing homes, the practice is to let them sit on the bowl almost forever. Patients waiting as time passes by, until someone has the time to help them return to their beds. And patients know this. That is why so many residents and patients are literally afraid to enter nursing homes and physical rehabilitation and care centers. They are afraid of losing their respect. They know they will be asked to either sit on the bowl forever without help to get up or they will lose their respect by having to wear diapers when they are not medically required to wear diapers.
This is news, yes NEWS history of the toilet bowl caper. This is probably bad and bad nursing rehabilitation and care centers are making our men. They are making people so afraid to go to a nursing home, people say they would rather die than go to a nursing home, and some would sit in their homes taped toilet bowls for fear of nursing homes have put into them.
I need your input here. I need to hear from you. And you need to share your experiences so that everyone else know what is really going on inside of the nursing homes. The goal of personnel, personal nursing staff usher people to the bathroom contrary to the objectives of the patients have become more independent.
Please, I beg you to answer and let us hear your thoughts on this issue. input is greatly appreciated.
I updated this article on May 20, 2008.
Source by Melinda Thomas