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If members of staff are taking your supplies because other residents have run out and this is a quick 'n' easy answer for them, that is very wrong indeed and you should make a formal complaint. Do you have an advocate? - a family member, or other representative, for example, could handle this for you. Definitely not okay, it needs to stop.

On the other hand, I just have to wonder whether they're *taking* your belongings or - is it possible? - *retrieving* other people's belongings, or the home's own supplies. But I don't mean to offend you, maybe you can clear that point up?
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Contact your stae ombudsman. This could be Medicare/Medicaid fraud.
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Are you paying for your own special briefs?

At Moms NH the briefs are managed by the housekeeping staff. They check the rooms daily and restock each residents supply based on the type and size they use. The inventory is managed, reordered and distributed by housekeeping. The costs to purchase them are paid by the NH, factored as an expense, just like toilet paper, toothpaste and other items that residents use. Insurance doesn’t pay for briefs any more than it would pay for her toilet paper. I get a detailed insurance statement monthly and nowhere does factor in briefs.

So in Moms NH reallocating/borrowing/taking briefs from one room to be used for a need elsewhere until supply is restocked is not stealing. That being said of course they should not leave the resident with none.
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JoAnn29 Oct 13, 2018
This is what I thought.
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It's the director of nursing and administrator crew that's doing it so I can't go to them.
Is there a law that says a staff member cannot come into a resident room and steal anything that is called stealing. I told the Staffing nurse that when she came in and stole my brief that she was stealing because it was in my room and then she told me that is not stealing. I said that's bullcrap if I didn't give it to you and you walked in here without me inviting you and you picked up anything in this room and walked out that is considered stealing. She knows she did it because I have on camera I put me a camera in my room a year ago and now I see her picking up the brief putting them up on her arms and walking out the door. I am about to post this on Facebook put her face right there so she can see her stealing beef she's a thief so now she'll believe me when it's posted on Facebook stealing from a resident in a nursing home good job girlfriend.
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kellse Oct 13, 2018
Are they regular underwear you brought from home or disposable that you get from the home where you live? Sorry if this is a stupid question
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No, they can’t. They are provided by insurance for the resident’s use only. If it’s an emergency, maybe one brief but not taking them all so the resident has none. Report this to the Director of Nursing.
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JoAnn29 Oct 13, 2018
I thought the facility supplied the briefs. Mom never had any in her room. When she was in the AL, yes she paid for them so no one should be taking them.
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That sure doesn't sound fair, does it?

Who pays for the briefs?
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