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Old 04-07-2010, 07:20 PM
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Apr. 1--SCHAGHTICOKE -- Fourteen nurses and aides at the Northwoods Rehabilitation and Extended Care Facility outside of Troy were charged Wednesday with endangering the welfare of an elderly resident, plus felony falsification of business records and multiple misdemeanor violations of the public health law.
The investigation, conducted by the office of state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, produced surveillance video collected over a six-week period showing the alleged neglect, according to the Attorney General.
A news release from Cuomo's office said the investigation revealed that staff "routinely failed to turn and position an immobile resident, often leaving the resident in the same position for an entire shift. Nursing staff failed to administer medications, as well as treat the resident's bed sores. The footage also revealed that the aides charged today failed to check the resident for incontinence or change undergarments for long periods of time.
''In addition, the resident's medical records show that the defendants falsified medical records to conceal their neglect. A physician assistant also created a phony record of an annual medical exam that never happened."
All together, six licensed practical nurses, seven certified nurse aides and a physician assistant were charged in complaints filed in Schaghticoke. Cuomo said family members of patients had approved the use of surveillance cameras.
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If they are guilty then send them to prison. That is disgusting.
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Stuff like this gives health caregivers a bad name--I am sorry to hear this but they should get fully punished for this outrageous behavior.

I am wondering WHY all of them bought into this behavior........I just can't imagine. th_smily But then I try to treat every patient as if they were family members.....the poor patient did NOT deserve this. Makes me want to go there and just spoil them for a week or two with some tender loving care......just saying.
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Thank God for surveilance cameras! I would not hesitate to use one if I had someone watching a loved one at my home or somewhere else whether it be a child or an adult. Makes you just want to choke those damm people.
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Stuff like this gives health caregivers a bad name--I am sorry to hear this but they should get fully punished for this outrageous behavior.

I am wondering WHY all of them bought into this behavior........I just can't imagine. th_smily But then I try to treat every patient as if they were family members.....the poor patient did NOT deserve this. Makes me want to go there and just spoil them for a week or two with some tender loving care......just saying.

Thats me! I spoil mine rotten, and then they get mad when they have another aide that doesn't give a crap. For the past two nights, I've heard the aide that is on light duty yelling and arguing with the patients about the stupidest stuff.... I can't remember what it was about now, but you know, if they don't want to go to bed, don't force them.. they'll tell you when they're tired and when they want to go. I'm always hearing "Well, Kylee doesn't do this...." and "Kylee doesn't do that..." That's because Kylee spoils them rotten.

I just want to pull her aside and tell her to listen to what they're telling her, not do what I do and say.

As for the not changing... that frosts my bum. I change mine twice, sometimes 3 times a shift. More if they have diarrhea.


These people need to have their licenses taken away and never work in healthcare again. Geez... it doesn't take much or too long to turn someone.
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Stuff like this gives health caregivers a bad name--I am sorry to hear this but they should get fully punished for this outrageous behavior.

I am wondering WHY all of them bought into this behavior........I just can't imagine. th_smily But then I try to treat every patient as if they were family members.....the poor patient did NOT deserve this. Makes me want to go there and just spoil them for a week or two with some tender loving care......just saying.
Glendah I so agree with your post.
I feel so sad for these poor abused patients that cannot speak up for themselves. God bless them all.
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I see these people when they come in with so many pressure ulcers it makes you sick!!!! It takes forever to get them healed and it's just plain miserable for the poor patient! Grrrr!
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I see these people when they come in with so many pressure ulcers it makes you sick!!!! It takes forever to get them healed and it's just plain miserable for the poor patient! Grrrr!

Not to mention when you don't change someone regularly the smell is embedded in their skin and where is the dignity in that? Like Kylee said, it does not take that long to turn or change someone.
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Prevention is so easy - how do you get that burned out that you let people sit like that?
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After I left HELL, one of the employees and I had lunch. I was told that the one new aide that they hired that everyone thought was so wonderful pulled this stunt.....

Patient put call light on at 11:25 (shift over at 11:30) and aide went to answer. Patient told aide that they needed a brief change because they were wet. Aide told patient to "wait until 11:45 when report was over, and night shift would change them." EXCUSE ME???????????? You're on the cl ock for 5 more minutes... you could have had them changed and still gotten out on time.

I told the person that I hope they got written up...
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