Drug Addicts in Nursing Homes
Drug Abuse in Nursing Homes
As a nurse, you dread when another drug user comes in! They are
usually in denial that they have a problem. They seem to always
use the excuse that something bite them and it got infected.
We have to watch very carefully their location at all times. And
that can be a challenge when you have other residents to watch.
Insurance will not cover for a one on one sitter to come and sit with
them. We have to monitor vistors and inspect all packages being
delievered to them. We also have to find time to check all their
belongings in their room if necessary. If there is an inciddent that
happens it is such a hassle. I have to notify athorties, their doctor,
their families, and spend extra time charting. This takes away from
your loved one that isn't a drug abuser. Im not saying that I don't
feel sorry for them or don't take care of them. I always do my best
to keep all of my patients safe. Nursing homes are now becomming
the new drug rehab. I don't think this is right. When I think of a
nursing home, I believe it should be the elderly or young; that
families need help taking care of them. Why should your mom and
dad or grandma and grandpa have to deal with this. I can't tell you
how many times I have found a drug addict in someone elses room,
stealing whatever they can; to feed their addiction. Not all, But most
drug addicts will leave a facility and be back in a couple of days. I
have had so many codes due to drug overdose. Stop sending
these people to nursing homes! They become very violent and
don't care who they hurt. Send them to mandatory drug
rehabs that have the equipement and knowledge for best results.
Addicts in nursing homes
Drug addicts in nursing homes increasing
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- Program Addresses Addiction Issues in Nursing Home Patients - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids