Is what we see and hear real? Truth-vs-Ruse

As director of nursing in long term care facilities, I’ve witnessed many comical and sad situations. For the sake of anonymity, we will call this patient Nurse Mary.

Let me tell you a story.

Mary, a retired nurse with dementia roamed our halls in a wheelchair propelling herself by peddling her feet. She often attended our nurse meetings and thought she worked at the nursing home. Every payday she harassed the business office manager. When staff came to pick up their checks, she wanted hers too. One week, at her wits end, the poor office manager, created a mock check and gave it to Mary on payday and she was ever so happy.

However, then, of course, she wanted to know where to cash it. The office manager also handled patient accounts and when they needed cash, she would have patients sign for it and deduct it from their account. So, they considered her the banker.

Now, Nurse Mary harassed the banker about cashing her check. The office manager didn’t know what to do, so she finally spoke with Mary’s power of attorney who suggested she let her sign for a small amount of cash out of her real account. The small amount decided on was ten dollars. When the banker cashed the mock check, Nurse Mary said that was an insult to her profession. She then began to harass the administrator for a raise.

One ruse led to another.

And then another.

It was hilarious. Yet sad. Mary was serious.

In training to work with dementia patients, staff are taught when patients think something is real not to argue with them or try to convince them otherwise. Instead, staff are to just go along with the patient until they can be distracted.

In today’s new “Cancel Culture,” those who disapprove of the spin on the news, are treated as if our concerns are not real. As if we are demented. When we don’t accept the next ruse, those in charge try to distract us with still another ploy. This keeps the top spinning. Or so they think.

Are you distracted by all the hype in the news today?

Don’t be fooled. You are not demented.

Your concerns are just as valid to you as Nurse Mary’s were to her. If your concerns are real, do your research carefully, and then be prepared to take your stand. Do not be afraid to speak out in this new “Cancel Culture.

The Apostle Paul says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

Stand firm in your faith. GOD is still sovereign.

Remember, wherever you are, you are in the right place when you come to my website and read my blog. Come on back and share a slice of life with me.

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