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I work at an adult inpatient facility, when doing an interview with my new patient I asked him if he new the reason for admission to the hospital. He stated that his caseworker thought he should come in. I then asked why the caseworker would think that he said 'I dont know, I went to her office for a session and she told me to come in. I guess she didnt like what I was wearing'. I then proceeded to ask what he was wearing and he very straight faced said 'nothing I was naked, it was hot in there'. He then proceeded to ask why I thought his caseworker wanted him to come to the hospital.
Posted by anonymous
Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 09:08:05 (CDT), IP Address: 64141184162
I was working as a camp counselor for children with disabilites.. one of my kids was a 12 year old boy with autism.. he loved to talk about the story of Jesus being nailed to the cross for some unknown reason.. and one day he grabbed both my arms and pinned me against the wall and said
Posted by anonymous
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 15:27:15 (EST), IP Address: 74179237210
I work at a community center for adults with Developmental Disabilites. Our center has all the lastest technology so many of our rooms have computers set up to large projection screens. We teach many computer classes using the screens so that many individuals can see the screen. In one class we were looking up musical artist and one individual asked to look up Engelbert Humperdinck. So I typed it into the google search engine, however I must have spelled it wrong, and the pop up blocker was not on because all of these
Posted by anonymous
Monday, December 15, 2008 at 11:34:56 (EST), IP Address: 6520771178
Well here goes.....I work with children and adolescents in psych acute care. I have heard so many odd stories that I thought I had heard it all. Well one day in my group the patients were going around and stating there name and a brief story of why they were there. It was time for the next teen which was really quiet and avoided eye contact at all costs. He said, «I'm here cause I shoved a sausage in my a##. Then another patient piped up and said.., «Was it a patty or a link?» Trying to keep a professional face on was really hard at that point. What do you say to that?
Posted by anonymous
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 22:57:06 (CDT), IP Address: 716414333
When working with a state facility for those with intellectual disabilities (ICF-MR), the whole census of the facility would attend free matinees of the circus when it arrived in town. It was a big deal to coordinate, transport, and manage this large group of people, and I was assigned a portion of the residents. Knowing that our seating was at the end of the arena from which the animals and acts entered and issues that some of the residents may have had with animals, I chose to sit along the rail (closest to where the animals and acts entered). Everything was going well until the tigers were lined in the queue awaiting their turn in the spotlight. As the coordination of acts (especially those involving a large number of animals) can take some time, the tigers sat in their cages up close and personal to me, or at least as close as I ever hope to be to a large cat, for some time. They would pace in their box-like cages, leering at me, snarling, and emitting low growls (I guess tigers don't really purr, do they?) Before too long, I felt as if I was feeling moisture, possibly spray from a clown using a squirt gun that I had not seen or something of that sort. Unfortunately, it didn't take too long to realize what was really happening. As cats, be they big or small, will want to make their appearance known, the tigers were marking their territory, and I was taking the full brunt of it. At least I provided cover for my clients by taking «one for the team,» but I had to work through that circus performance and another that shortly followed with my colleages making note that I was now that tiger's b_____. Since I still had the second show to do, I took the same spot to save my colleagues, and was again awarded the grand prize of the circus.
Posted by Andy Fenker
Monday, July 28, 2008 at 11:16:19 (CDT), IP Address: 20811915148
Many years ago the N.Y. State Department of Health in New York City had a Department called Division of Post Institutional Services. They were workers who visited community based nursing home facilites, to follow the progress of discharged patients from both New York State Psychiatric and Developmentally Disabilites Facilities. One of these individuals introduced himself by shaking my hand, and said he was from the abrievated name DOPIS. I said your department has a funny name. He said,We fought to get that Name. Upstate the department is called Post Institutional Services. When I shook your hand,I would have had to say,My name is John Doe, and I'm from P.I.S. Posted by Arnie Idelson CTRS,LCAT,CPRP
Posted by Arnie Idelson CTRS, LCAT,CPRP
Sunday, July 27, 2008 at 07:35:42 (CDT), IP Address: 6412116130
It was my 2nd or 3rd week on the job and I was in the pool area with the Senior Rec. Therapist when we had a patient go into the steam room fully dressed and 2 minutes later, he came out wearing just a thong! It was during a men's group and they all started cheering and hooting and hollering! Since I was the new kid on the block, the Sr RT let me handle this. (I suppose to see how I'd do.) I blew my whistle, asked him kindly to return to the steam room and put the rest of his clothing on. It turned out that another patient had dared him to do this just to see what the new RT's reaction would be! This was one incident that we're still talking about and every time a staffer mentions it, I can't help but crack up laughing!
Posted by anonymous
Wednesday, July 09, 2008 at 08:54:01 (CDT), IP Address: 722246825
Two person with dementia sitting on a couch. One got up and said good bye. The other (begining to show sign of mid stage of alzheimers) look at the aide sitting near by and said » I don't want to get to that stage» pointing to the other.
Posted by «Smiley» Miami Jewish Home
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 10:13:13 (CDT), IP Address: 2164127178
I have a lot of funny experiences but this one takes the cake. I was walking down the hall and I was going door to door handing out juice and cookies at this adult home. I knocked on one door and it was already ajar. When it opened there was an old couple in bed. Well I said «aghhhhh» and apologized and ran as fast as I could with a full tray with juice and cookies on it. The old man chased me and asked me to stop. He asked that I don't tell anyone as the nurses all make fun of the old people getting down. I told him I wouldn't and said that I hope when I am his age I hope I can still do that. I also stood up to the nurses when they made fun of them. I hope I worded this as PG as possible. I will never forget that.
Posted by mack
Monday, May 12, 2008 at 22:52:07 (CDT), IP Address: 962399718
My student and I were treating a toddler who among other things likes to THROW toys, and when she does, she throws them very very hard. She is a sensory seeker and very quick. My student had this child sitting on her lap on the floor with a maraca... which the child decided she didn't want to play with anymore. In an attempt to restrict the throwing behaviors my student «held on» to this strong little arm, in the process the maraca smacked my student in the face (she wears glasses by the way). It was so fast, and so hard, both of us were cracking up laughing. Later, that same session, we had transitioned this child to a «rocking horse
Posted by anonymous
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 13:54:01 (CDT), IP Address: 20514219766
I wrote the «plan of correction» for Nutritional Services and Facilities Management Departments during a survey. The plans were submitted before the exit, yielding a defiency free survey. From that time foward, I became the ghost writer for the agency.
Posted by Charles A Sourby
Tuesday, March 04, 2008 at 09:43:32 (CST), IP Address: 7124714639
I wrote the «plan of correction» for Nutritional Services and Facilities Management Departments during a survey. The plans were submitted before the exit, yielding a defiency free survey. From that time foward, I became the ghost writer for the agency.
Posted by Charles A Sourby
Tuesday, March 04, 2008 at 09:43:21 (CST), IP Address: 7124714639



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