nfaber Wrote:
Aug 10, 2013 1:02 PM
Agree. There are laws on the books, but I guess these guys think it doesn't apply to them or the people they are suppose to be working with. One of the things that makes this possible, the pay and benefits are really bad so when they hire, they do not hire the most qualified and skilled workers in the first place. However, this is not an excuse for criminal behavior, but a reason why it is happening. Many of them are untrained and uneducated in how to work with these individuals plus the administration for places like this have a lot of "expectations" that are not reasonable for each of their employees. Just like residential, nursing homes and the like, the administration needs to work the job themselves or spend a few days working in all of the facilities, rules, policies, training... would all change. All these agencies dealing with the elderly, disabled, mentally ill... are a thriving environment for abuse, neglect, thefts, sexual abuse....