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It was in the big open activity area, in front of reception. He has only been in the place for a week, and we are still adjusting to the philosophy... not constraining, letting them be free to sleep openly in recliner chairs, on couches ..rather than having to be in a a bed.( except at night)....... I like the philosophy... until I heard about sleeping on the floor. I have a call in to the facility,,,,but wondered if there was any context. It really upset my Mom when she found him there.

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I don't like the floor idea, either. If they could provide a mattress then that would be okay. I do like that they'll let people choose if they want to nap, but this is a bit over the top. Talk with the social worker or administrator and discuss solutions.
Take care,
Carol
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You should talk to the administrator and tell them while you appreciate their homier style, sleeping on the floor is unsanitary and unacceptable.
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If he wouldn't sleep on the floor at home, he shouldn't sleep on the floor there. Even if it is their policy, put in a request that he stays off the floor. In my book that's not ok.
I've never heard of a place allowing it. I would keep my eyes open for other "policies".
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No, its not ok. Its not even excusable no matter the explanation. If I were in your shoes, I would call the County for an inspection of the facility. Its called a tripping hazard for other residents, its filthy because if all the crap tracked in on bottom of shoes, its laziness and disrespect of elderly- and a sign of a bigger problem with management. I see elderly who fall asleep in lounge chairs or couches which is fine- but the floor? Just by the very fact you are asking- you know this is so wrong. Would you allow dad to sleep on the floor at your home? Your answer is in your need to ask- no you wouldn't so look for another facility and call the county and file a complaint to protect other residents.
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Maybe the "parking lot" was full and that was the best space he could find. Or maybe he is looking up skirts when they pass by...LOL
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Was the floor a thick carpet area...soft and nice and clean...or a hard cold surface? sometimes a thick full carpet looks inviting..and small children love to lay on the floor and watch Tv..color..and dementia take all folks back in time..He could have gone back to child hood days...when being down on the floor watching Tv...took him to his youth...in his mind....I play with my grand kids...on the floor now and then..if it is carpeted...but it is hard to get back up...LOL..GOOD LUCK...there are so many things that go through the mind...even without dementia...My hubby likes to sleep too..and right now..he is tripping over the WATER USE...and wanting us to save on water..and was dishes in 1/2 inch of water in the sink..LOL...GOOD LUCK TO YOU!!!
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I have never, ever heard of a NH letting a resident sleep on a floor - and I don't think your state's regulatory agency would approve of it, either. Someone needs to be checking out that place, ASAP.

Say something. Don't let this go. My father was allowed to "go missing" from the NH because he was at a local dialysis center, and his blood pressure dropped, which required hospitalization. Because the dialysis center thought the NH would call us, and the NH thought the dialysis center would call us, the end result was NO ONE called us to tell us my dad was hospitalized. We learned of his hospitalization when we called to check on him and were told he wasn't there, and they didn't know where he was, because he never returned from dialysis the day before. Important information that should have been relayed to the hospital by a family member was not, because we weren't told he was hospitalized. Because of his health issues, he could have died, and we wouldn't have known until the hospital called us to ask us to pick up his body. (In fact, he died 2 months later, so I'm not kidding - that was a very real possibility.) The NH administrator was extremely upset and embarrassed that this had happened, and re-wrote their facility's policies to ensure that THEY always contact the resident's family and don't rely on anyone else to do it, so they know that they aren't the ones dropping the ball.
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Its possible he fell asleep there.. But someone should have awoken him to get on a couch or recliner! Very unsanitary! The staff should know better!! Good luck!
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No, not okay for so many reasons!!! I would watch this place very carefully.
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It's absolutely not OK! Not only is it unsanitary but someone else could step on him or stumble over him and your dad would get hurt, as well as the other person. Letting the people sleep where they feel like it does not sound like a safe place to me. I would keep a close watch and also talk to the staff and the administration.
Best of luck to you.
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