I saw this article about a woman who was a resident of a Tennessee nursing home where they found maggots in her ear. How could this happen?  Who is checking her?  It is disgusting and unacceptable.  I’m surprised the facility isn’t claiming it is part of her care and treatment!

A Health Department investigation revealed that a resident at Johnson City nursing home had maggots in her ear because of a hygiene problem at the facility.

Records show the woman suffered from dementia and needed assistance with dressing, eating and bathing. But attendants at the Lakebridge Health Care Center had not washed her hair since July 23 when they found the maggots on August 4.

The state found the home deficient in providing daily hygiene to patients and is requiring a plan of action to fix the problem.  A Lakebridge administrator says that the woman did have her hair washed regularly, but that staff had failed to always record it.   The Administrator should know the Nurse’s Axiom:  If it wasn’t documented, it wasn’t done." All nurses are trained this way and most good facilities have a written policy to that effect.

 

3 Thoughts on “Maggots found in resident’s ear

  1. Santana on September 6, 2007 at 8:51 am said:

    the administrator and DON Dont care they have fired so many good nurses and CNAs and still threatens their jobs all the time,,,Its a very miserable place to work since the DON came she has truely run that place to the ground
    Her Name is Gina Claxton,,,Very hateful to everyone and dont give a care about the residents…calls everyone stupid tells people to shut up she is very rude….We have trouble working when we cant do anything right from her point of view,,,,The poor resident dont get cheerfulness they get I got to hurry and go to someone else,,,Well Im fired now

  2. Santana on September 6, 2007 at 8:54 am said:

    Administrator and DON dont belong in a nursing home they should have prison job thats the attitude they have,,,They are out to push their weight around and not caring for any residents

  3. I’VE SEEN RUDENESS TO PATIENTS, SUCH AS YELLING AT THEM. SOME PATIENTS YELL I KNOW AND TALK BAD TO THE NURSES, BUT THE NURSES ARE SUPPOSE TO IGNORE THAT, BECAUSE SOME PATIENTS ARE LIKE TODDLERS.
    JUST DO YOUR JOB AND TAKE CARE OF THAT PATIENT’S NEEDS AND SPEAK NICE TO THEM.

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