Mean Girls

Every high school has a few of those mean girls who like to bully other harmless beings. Unfortunately, these mean girls can also return later in life in long term care setting. Bullying in nursing homes or retirements may be slightly different as it is complicated with dementia, acquired brain injuries and other forms of cognitive impairment.

Below are some links to articles related to bullying in assisted living that is worth reviewing.  It is important to recognize that bullying exists in long term care setting. Management staff should ensure policies and procedures are in place to recognize and manage them effectively. Education for front line staff is vital.

But at the end of the day, bullying has the same detrimental effects on the aging victims as well. They should not be tolerated and should be promptly addressed before it gets out of control.

If you want to read more about  bullying in assisted living, check out the following links:

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My name is Cynthia Leung and I am a practicing pharmacist in Kingston Ontario, Canada. This blog is for me to share my ideas, opinions and perspectives on how medications are used in our health care system. Note that these posts are my own opinions and do not represent the opinions of my current or former employers and / or organizations that I may belong to. Any possible case scenarios described in my posts would be modified to maintain patient confidentiality. This blog is not a platform for professional advise for patients or health care providers and the content is not meant to support any clinical decisions or replace professional opinions. Also the images are either taken or created by the author, or adapted with permission. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts!

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