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 Charting behavioral issues in a facility 
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Post Charting behavioral issues in a facility
Combative behavior with the staff at the SNF has been an ongoing issue with my husband [as it was with me when he was home]. I am trying to convince the aides and nurses to chart this behavior because, if we need to make a medication change because of behavioral problems, there needs to be evidence in the chart to back it up. A few days ago, the nurse reported to me that Derek 'popped her in the jaw'. I told her I was very sorry and hoped she wasn't injured [she was not] but also urged her to chart it [she had not] and explained why. While I hope it won't lead to his being evicted :shock: , as an RN I also know the importance of charting everything. And I certainly don't want the staff being subject to abusive behavior! Their job is tough enough.

Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.

Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:22 am

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Post Re: Charting behavioral issues in a facility
There were a number of things about my dad that didn't appear in his chart when he first was living at the ALF. I don't know why this happens - too much work? people don't think it's important? people don't care? I don't know, but it is an important issue that you raise, Pat. Lynn

Lynn, daughter of 89 year old dad dx with possiblity of LBD, CBD, PSP, FTD, ALS, Vascular Dementia, AD, etc., died Nov. 30, 2010 after living in ALF for 18 months.

Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:53 pm
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