sheronmartinez 0 Report Share Posted October 27, 2008 Hi-- I know this sounds crazy...but I was asked to do inventory for my Alzheimer's facility. I am the Activity Director. While doing so, a caregiver told me to "lock" up the books, and inventory them too, so the residents couldn't take them. She told me that she found 5 books in a resident's room. I ran this by my Administrator and told her that I wanted to set up a bookshelf so that the residents could get books whenever they want. I did not agree with the caregiver to "lock" them up. My administrater now wants me to prove to her that it is "okay" for residents to have access to books. So, my question is, how do I do this? Is there anywhere on the Internet or a place I can call that can tell me that residents can have books and that it is not against the standards or regulations of Alzheimer facilities? I told my Adminsitrator that while residents with Alzheimer's have the minds of 3-year olds, it is NOT okay to treat them that way. This is thier home and they should have some things accessible, especially on the weekends when I am off duty, to fill their time. It seems insane to say they can't have books, when they pose no safety hazard when being left out unsupervised. I don't care if they take them in thier rooms. The caregiver is a whiner who constantly fights me on everything I want to do to help the residents. Please help! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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