My doctor rang me up and gave me the ok to go back to work.
Which was wonderful. I was starting to get antsy. I was so bored.
It also made me realize how my returning to work might make my coworkers uncomfortable and fearful.
I’ve been watching a lot of TikTokers recovering from Covid and being laid off. Having their employers refusing to accept their “go back to work” notes by their doctors.
It really is heartbreaking watching these videos.
but my father is going through something similar.
He calls me and he really wants to come home. He Is tired of trying to find the call button. Tired of trying to find a nurse to help him go to the bathroom before he goes in his pants. He is tired of not being able to shower. He is tired of the food. He is tired of being helpless.
Health care is so under staffed and they have to deal with a pandemic. Many needs of the patients are not being met because of the understaffing.
Patients who are not being cared for properly, have a greater chance of getting infections. Not to mention under staffed nurses can not respond to a patient call promptly.
Under staffed Housekeeping also ties into this because they change/wash sheets. Wash floors. They are supposed to sanitize every thing a patient touches.
Having a patient walk in a puddle of biologicals on the floor is also dangerous. Leaves a patient open to infection. A nurse won’t clean it.
This is what I experienced in numerous hospitals before the pandemic. I can only imagine how worse it got now that they are under protocols!
Gosh I rambled!