Abuse and Neglect  

rm_luckymartz00 37F
72 posts
3/28/2006 8:23 pm

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4/6/2006 7:28 pm

Abuse and Neglect

I work at a Nursing home and right now there is a lot of neglect occuring. I don't know wheter to go to the authorities and risk losing my job and possilble my career or turn my head to what is going on. If anyone has any advice please drop me a line.

rm_saintlianna 46F
15466 posts
3/28/2006 8:43 pm

Make an anoynomous phone call if you have to. You cant continue to let this go on or you are just as guilty as they are. Seriously.

EroGenOusKitty 42F

3/28/2006 9:04 pm

Hi Lucky
Please report this neglect you are witnessing!! I work in the human resource field and it is our job to report any type of abuse or neglect.... How would you feel if your loved one was being neglected?
Call your long term care ombudsman to report this neglect or one of these hotlines for advice...

1-800-252-8966 (Toll free in Illinois - Voice & TTY)
Outside of Illinois: 217-524-6911 or 1-800-677-1116 (Eldercare Locator)
After Hours Hotline: 1-800-279-0400

More Information
Illinois Protective Services for Seniors
Illinois Local Elder Abuse Provider AgencyDirectory
1-800-252-4343 (Toll free in Illinois)
TTY: 1-800-547-0466
Outside of Illinois: 217-785-0321

Take care of those in your care and yourself ... Ero

DearsTorsoHoops 42M

3/28/2006 9:09 pm

You have to turn them in just think of it what if it was one of you family members in there. I used to work in a nursing home too and was in the same boat I made a phone call and they came in and fired the admin. the nurses that was involved. They done a sting and sent some one in posing as a worker and seen it for them selves so call for the elderly they haave know one to protect them. someone has to.

rm_SWM4ForCpl 55M
67 posts
4/5/2006 8:25 am

OK just my 2 cents, but I would report it, there has to be some way to report it without being identified. I would look into an anonomys report, like to one of the nursing associations or whoever governs your facility.

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