I know , I kind of knew what I would find but was hoping I was wrong.Sad but not really surprising.
When I was health aide I had a young teenage a girl for a client , she hasChildren with <perceived> disabilities - especially cognitive/neurological disabilities - are known to have a higher vulnerability and incidence of abuse. And with the mental health and foster care systems so overloaded and understaffed it is a tragic "perfect storm" to happen.
I think with the mandated reporting and some of the social changes the situation has improved but still it's too much.
No one on earth knows when it will happen, and when it does, it will happen in the twinkling of an eye, and all the born-again believers will disappear from the earth.Without trying high jack thread when do raputure start and what is it again..all this evil like poor children humans seem so cruel to children
I loved being a health aide , I got to meet some very interesting and nice people . I had clients with all kind of health issues and a lot had dementia or Alzheimer's . I went to people homes or senior housing and I also had clients that were young . Yes it was very hard work and I worked alone with my clients . A nurse would come on the first day I got a new client to go over the case with me. I worked at two companies when hours were cut back and had to work a new assisted living center for a day. I was hoping I could work there more but they had already hired people . It would had been less driving around . I had to drive 200 miles when I worked on the weekend .my experience with health aides has been gratifying, I've met some wonderful folks doing a very hard job.
my first post-college job I worked at a Jewish Community Center pilot program, It was a new program for older people with dementia or other physical frailties, people who needed daytime supervision.
It was me as a group assistant, the group leader and a CNA. The CNA was very experienced, about twice mine and my co-worker's age. She was so gentle and patient and just...she struck me as very wise.
That is so sad parents not wanting their b/c they had add ADHD .I saw this a lot growing up, my parents took in foster kids and we got to know why they were in the system. A few were there because they were unwanted due to metal health. One kid had adha and his mom put him in the system...adha of all things. In my family health issues are normal. I am hoh, my sister is blind in 1 eye, my brother has asperge and epilepsy. Every women in my family gets alzheimer's at 60. My 3 year old has autism. All these things are normal for us. So it is extremely sad to think parents and health aids can't care for them. They are still human
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