Topics: The Residents, Medicine, Neglect Pages: 1 (427 words) Published: February 25, 2013
So far for my Graduation Project I have worked quite a bit communicating between people and trying to get events arranged. My graduation project is going to be on Geriatric Nursing and my product will be in two parts. First I will host a Blood Drive at Southwood Nursing Center on April 11th which I have already arranged with Southwood and the hospital in Clinton. Secondly I will gather items from church, family and friends to take to Southwood and be distributed among the residents. I became a certified CNA last semester and while doing my clinical I grew a deep bond between the residents there. Most have been placed there because families are unable to take care of their constant needs and many become neglected by family over time. I noticed while there that only a few of the residents received regular visits from family or friends. Our healthcare system simply cannot afford the necessities that people need at times and many times there is a under stock of items like soap and deodorants. The second part of my product will include taking up these types of items and distributing them. Items will include toiletries such as soaps, deodorants, toothpaste and toothbrushes, razors and brushes as well as items that help keep them occupied such as books and puzzles. And of course blankets are included because the anatomy of a geriatric patient keeps them cold constantly. I believe that this project will not only be beneficial to me and my grade but will also be beneficial to the residents who are deeply in need. My mentor is a RN in the community and someone who has been in the field for over 25 years. She is extremely knowledgeable on the topic and even worked in a long term facility for years. The staff at Southwood are friends of mine and are very supportive of my project and have even agreed for the living room of the facility to be the venue of the blood drive. Although abuse in these types of facilities is common I have found that the staff at Southwood are very...
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