Friday, December 19, 2008

Comments on Sassy Senior

Yes, I realize it is hard for some people to believe what some of these seniors say. I work in a nursing home with some of the sickest and most disabled seniors from our community. After a while, some of them forget the boundries between what is right and what is wrong and some of the men can get downright frisky! I have been proposed too, groped, grabbed, leered at and told all kinds of nasty things. Just because they are old they don't loose that "drive". Some of the women talk like that too! I'm not saying all of them are like that, it is quite the exception, but it happens. They don't get in trouble unless its a persistant problem and they know what they are doing. We are instructed to ignore the behavior or tell them it's "inappropriate". Physical assaults are treated a little differently of course. We tell them it is not appropriate and if they don't stop we get a supervisor. So yes... they do that!


  1. It is sad to think of so many old people in nursing homes. I do think you are a special person to put up with all the antics of them. I sometimes think they are not totally all there.
    I've heard that is true of people that are mentally challenged too. I enjoyed the pictures and am glad Brownie is home. 'On Ya'-ma

  2. I'm sure your job is not an easy one in more ways then one. Thank goodness for people like you who will do it though. I'm sure some of them appreciate you very much.

  3. I am not surprised at that kind of behavior one bit. Good for you keeping them in line. Helen


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