Let the Confusion Begin!
By Morley Hunt
November 16, 2017 2:23pm CST
Today was the day...dad has been moved to long term care. He has the home he chose. The room is nice....not huge...but big enough. The staff is friendly and at least one resident is going out of her way to welcome him. But it's going to get confusing...i The names have been changed to protect the innocent. So bear with me. A friend who works at this particular home, told me two months ago that they had a new resident. His name was James Hillier Coincidently my fathers name is James Hillyer. The names have one letter different....in the middle of the last name... They arrived within weeks of each other. Staff was already looking for ways to mark their personal items so there would be less confusion. The woman handling the admission admitted that she was confused when she saw the application. My almost two week break has begun. I'll let my siblings worry about it for now!
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• United States
What a coincidence. I am sure it will be worked out. I worked at a nursing home years ago and I am afraid that the entire laundry situation is a bit of a learn as you go for most families. I always heard numerous complaints from family members about residents not getting their clothes back. Several of the families would take their loved ones laundry home and do it themselves. I think in our particular situation, confusion came with the laundry staff. Most of the staff were Hispanic and many did not read or even speak English that well. It will all sort itself out.
@JudyEv it's the laundry label...my son had that at school. A good friend of his had the same first name and initials or their last name. My son actually uses his middle name as his first name...we liked the flow better. Then we discovered that the other boys middle name was the same as our son's first name. Coincidence?
• Nairobi, Kenya
It could have been better if he had three names. in our country most of us have 3 names the first is the christian name then the home name then the sir which is the father's name so its hard getting people with three same names. I think they will work it out though.