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Re: Job Issue - need to vent... what would you do?

JustJules - you did perfectly well and you were right on point with him. I worked in home health for years and there are lots of boundary give and takes.....you acted appropriately....told Leroy he was being offensive and left.
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On 3/10/2015 kdgn said:
On 3/10/2015 adelle38 said:

I think you handled every aspect correctly. Just make sure you continue to document things in writing. If I were you I'd write a letter to the supervisor with the details and not just count on verbal documentation. Since the company is in the money making business they might be reluctant to lose a client.


What Adelle said. Document, document, document.

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Who hired the company that you work for to provide him with the services? If it's a social worker or something similar, they should be notified & perhaps he should be referred for a mental & physical evaluation for dementia or perhaps some other illness is causing this behavior. His physician should be made aware of it, too, but all that should be up to your employer, not you.

Then, again, maybe he's just a dirty old man! {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

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It was clear what he had in mind from the very minute he rubbed your leg. I'd have walked right out of that house.

It wasn't your fault but it should not have gotten that far and you were very lucky. Hopefully no other woman will ever be assigned to him.

I'm sorry that happened to you.

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Jules, that kind of behavior can be a sign of dementia. Consider informing a next of kin or his MD.
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On 3/10/2015 NoelSeven said: Jules, that kind of behavior can be a sign of dementia. Consider informing a next of kin or his MD.

I agree Noel, but he has no next of kin, and it's truly not my place to notify his MD, that is up to my company. I could be terminated for taking the management of his case into my own hands...no pun intended. {#emotions_dlg.blush}

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I think you did everything right. That's creepy. Could he be going senile?

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On 3/10/2015 JustJules said:
On 3/10/2015 NoelSeven said: Jules, that kind of behavior can be a sign of dementia. Consider informing a next of kin or his MD.

I agree Noel, but he has no next of kin, and it's truly not my place to notify his MD, that is up to my company. I could be terminated for taking the management of his case into my own hands...no pun intended. {#emotions_dlg.blush}

I missed the part where he'd gone through an agency, I hope they do something . We have friends dealing with dementia in the family. The behavior can be very inappropriate. You did well Smiley Happy
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Wow, I'm sorry you had to go through that.

I hope the company sends a male if they continue to provide care for him.

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On 3/10/2015 JustJules said:
On 3/10/2015 NoelSeven said: Jules, that kind of behavior can be a sign of dementia. Consider informing a next of kin or his MD.

I agree Noel, but he has no next of kin, and it's truly not my place to notify his MD, that is up to my company. I could be terminated for taking the management of his case into my own hands...no pun intended. {#emotions_dlg.blush}

I wish you much luck Jules. This was much more than just an older gentleman flirting with a waitress or young lady at the grocery store check out.

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