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Trusting Your Personal Attendant in Poway Is Important
Just north of California, in the state of Oregon, a nurse has provided us with an example of why drug testing and screening are not out of place in the nursing and caregiving industries. If your loved one is cared for by a personal attendant in Poway, hopefully you have confidence that you will not encounter a similar situation! It seems the nurse, who was employed at a nursing home, was helping herself to prescription drugs that were meant for residents.
Although the nurse had failed drug tests in the past, officials did not act on the results because she had prescriptions for several pain medications. They realized there was a serious problem, though, when a few of her patients at the nursing home were missing doses from their prescribed supplies. Further investigation showed that the nurse had been sneaking pills here and there, supplementing her own medication routine. This behavior is, of course, illegal, and the nurse has received a jail sentence of 60 days.
In a large long term care facility, it is, unfortunately, sometimes easy for caregivers to blend in and get away with irregular behavior. In recent years, we have seen quite a few stories of nurses and support staff members abusing residents, sometimes undetected for a long time. Many seniors and their family members prefer the accountability that an in-home personal attendant in San Diego County can provide.
Benefits of a Personal Attendant in San Diego County
Accountability is just one of the many benefits that a personal attendant gives his clients. Your loved one can continue enjoying the comfort of his or her own home instead of making the stressful move to a nursing home. Perhaps most importantly, they have the opportunity to build a close, special relationship with the person who provides care and spends time with them each day.