March 01, 2006

Seen At The Nursing Home

My late sister was a nurse's aide. She held down two jobs at two different nursing homes. She would tell me stories about some of the patients who would wait in vain for people, usually their children, to visit them.

One of the saddest stories my sister ever told me was when a patient passed away. The RN on duty put a call in to the patient's son. He told the RN to throw the body in potter's field, because he didn't care, and hung up in her face.

Another example of the fact that having children does not guarantee that they will be there to look after one when the winter years come in.

1 comment:

AnitaD said...

Working for a care agency, I've heard this story way to many times. It's horribly sad.