Monday, January 30, 2012

Staff's Side

Daughter called with her daily report on everything the home was doing wrong with regard to her report. I heard a staff member telling her not to be lying to me. I told her I wanted to talk to the staff member, who I have spoken with before.
I told her I know Daughter lies. She said Daughter tells lies and staff gets written up and fired. I explained that any email I sent indicates that Daughter is unreliable. All I want is the problem fixed, if there is indeed a problem. I explained that I knew there was a lot of change going on and it was a time of transition. I said I had offered to come back in and offer training again. I said that the first time I came, they didn't know Daughter, but now that they'd worked with her and knew her, they might have some questions.
I told her I had told Regional Director that we need to find Daughter someone to talk to at the home so she doesn't come and tattle to me. I told her I know they have a hard job, and I had been Daughter's target for over 20 years.
I've received responses from Regional Director to my emails. She is going to find out what's happening. Their medical coordinator is not through training and on the job yet. I again offered training. She thinks they have received enough training. I think a refresher course is always helpful. She thought that was possible. As I predicted to the staff member, Daughter is furious with me. That's okay. She has to know we're going to communicate directly. She tried to tell me she had to lie. I told her there was never a reason to lie.
She's not very happy with me, but she hasn't been calling today. I call that progress.


Miz Kizzle said...

Her new residence must be a goldmine for your DD. So many opportunities for drama!
As for the medication issues, I think about Rosemary Kennedy, whose family had the resources to provide her with two around-the-clock nurses. I know your DD is much higher functioning than Miss Kennedy was, but there's a glaring disparity in this country in services to the intellectually and physically challenged based on wealth. Those whose families can afford it get the best care possible while others have to make do with whatever they can patch together.
It shouldn't be this way.

Reverend Mom said...

It shouldn't be this way. In the current political environment I anticipate things will get worst.