Taking care of the elderly

United States
February 2, 2008 11:47am CST
I just started a job, as an in home-caregiver. I'm taking care of a lil'-old lady that is 80 years old. She's pretty helpless, and I make sure that I take care of her really good on my shift, but when I leave her in the hands of her daughter, and friend that reside with her, they are cruel to her and neglect her. I've already reported this to my supervisor, and nothing is being done. Do I go over my supervisor's head? I actually fear for her life at times.The old lady is on methedone, and her daughter takes it for herself, and when the old lady runs out of methedone, the daughter gets her street drugs, just so she doesn't have withdrawls, what in this world am I suppose to do? :o(
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@miller1978 (1104)
• United States
2 Feb 08
I would definitely go above your bosses head if nothing is being done. All to often the elderly people get abused and no one does anything about it. If you fear for her life then you need to act upon this and get it done fast ! I have worked in the health care industry since 1995 and seen it to often. If you received a handbook from the place that employed you, check it for the administrator's numbers. If that doesn't work try calling someone higher up. Good luck with your quest in this matter.
• United States
2 Feb 08
Thank you very much for the advise,it helps alot, and I don't feel so alone on this now! Thanks again! :o)