Disclaimer: I HATE playing the race card, but I think it may be time to do so. There's a CNA at Dad's AL that has always seemed...different with Daddy. Granted, of the 222 rooms in the facility, I would probably guess that 40 or less are people of color. I've personally witness this staff member literally walk past the African American patients.
Most recently, another CNA that my father ADORES (young African American male) was temporarily suspended because of a (what was later determined) fraudulent report about his work. I wrote a letter on his behalf and he was reinstated.
Not too long after that incident, some of the African American employees were upset because this snotty nurse allegedly referred to one of the residents as a "monkey". I didn't personally hear the comment, so I didn't get involved.
This morning, however, she became testy with me. Other staff members alerted me that my Dad's medications were getting low, and I ordered them from the VA last week. They are due to arrive Tuesday. While I appreciate the second heads up, I was disturbed by her tone...
She stated that I should "know better" than to let his medications get low considering I'm a nurse... Well, I'm NOT a nurse. Daddy for some reason tells people that.
When I explained that I am not a nurse, but had ordered the medication, she commented, and I quote "I don't expect any more from YOU PEOPLE..."
I literally hung up the phone on her. I've heard comments throughout the facility that she is racist, and I REALLY don't want Dad to deal with that (he was a young man in the Jim Crowe south during the 50's and 60's-- aren't we past this)?!?!?!
Again, I don't want to play the race card, but I think this may merit a report to her supervisor. What say you?