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I've been told head nurse steals briefs & wipes & throws them in trash.


I purchase the items being stolen rather than paying the exorbitant price charged by the home if they would provide them.

People I have known for years that I trust are the ones seeing the person taking the items and then throwing them away. Mom is bedridden with final stage dementia and can't get out of bed to get to them and throw them away.
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Bebe92, imagine if your Mom knew that she was being filmed when it was time to change her briefs or being wiped. That film invasion of privacy is one reason that nursing homes normally do not allow nanny-cams in the patient's rooms.

When my Mom was in long-term-care, my Dad paid the extra cost of having the facility supply Mom with the items that she needed [Mom was self-pay]. That way, he and I both knew that Mom would never run out of the much needed items.

I am also curious who is telling you that the head-nurse is throwing away unused products?
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Bebe92 Dec 14, 2018
I would only aim the camera at the doorway to catch the person in the act, not at my Mom. Several aides, current and former employees that I have/had a good personal relationship with, are the ones telling me, as well as other employees and other resident family members. One time a 20 pack reappeared in her closet. I keep an inventory of what is used daily - when 28 briefs are used in less than 24 hours one day, and 3-5 were used daily the previous week, there is a problem. I get numbers for her eating and drinking, always the same daily or less, and it doesn't add up to that difference. They already search her room (documented evidence), what they're looking for I don't know. I asked head nurse to please tell me what they're looking for, and if she's looking for something, please tell me what and I'll help her look for it. Her reaction was like she was "busted" and almost broke into tears and left the room. I didn't accuse, just asked. Also spoke to new administrator to no avail.
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I'm curious where this information comes from. Have you addressed the situation with administration?
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Bebe92 Dec 14, 2018
Yes, I have addressed the situation with administration, but that was useless.
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There are many options available on the internet for hidden spy cameras and small cameras that are hard to detect.

You may want to review the contract with your facility to see if there is a provision in there that prohibits cameras or other monitoring type equipment.

If the facility has wifi, then you should be able to connect a camera to the wifi network and then used a cloud based app to view and record upon motion.

In my personal dealings with this very same issue with my Mom, I found that it was actually my mom throwing away the items or misplacing them and then accusing the staff.  I had to be extra certain of the cause of the missing items before I went to management with an allegation and I think that's what you're trying to do as well here.

Dave
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Bebe92 Dec 14, 2018
People I have known for years that I trust are the ones seeing the person taking the items and then throwing them away. Mom is bedridden with final stage dementia and can't get out of bed to get to them and throw them away.
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