Keeping sight of the word ‘home’

Posted on April 22nd, by geoff in Caring Times head, Caring Times letters. No Comments

Caring Times, May 2014

Concerning John Burton’s article on personal protective equipment (CT, April 2014) – I think the way some people “snap” on gloves is very intimidating – a touch of “please bend over” in the attitude. Ghastly!

We emphasise that PPE is as much for the other’s benefit and protection as it is for ours. At least we don’t have to wear steel toe caps and hard hats . . . yet. I suppose there is a place for safety goggles.

In all that I think we can lose sight of the word home. I tell our staff that we work in the residents’ home and it should be no different than going into their homes in the community. Power to the people!

– proprietor/manager, East Anglia

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