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  •  As one who has visited elderly people (3+ / 0-)
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    kck, worldlotus, bigjacbigjacbigjac

    frequently, I have to say there is an upside to reporting.

    I always leave a card in a hospital room, or try to let the family know if some way if I visit--because it's as frequent as not that the patient may tell the family..."Pastor never came to see me." when I may have visited, brought flowers, had a nice chat, etc.   Days and times run together and they sometimes aren't totally reality based.

    The best thing about a call from location is that it proves to the family that you WERE there, even if patient later believes no one came by.  

    To some extent, charting what was done can serve the same purpose...if the patient says no one came and there was a call from the house charting a visit, a bath, and lunch served--it's a little more than "he said/she said".  But not much more.......

    "Because inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened." -Terry Pratchett

    by revsue on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 10:59:27 AM PST

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