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In nursing homes what does this mean?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (12117points) 4 weeks ago

Stacking plastic drinking glasses with a piece of paper in each? In patients clothing drawers? 5 or more stacked glasses.

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SQUEEKY2's avatar

Reminders of what medications the person needs each day??

zenvelo's avatar

The staff may be giving them a stash of clean drinking glasses to use. Plastic glasses are used to prevent injuries from dropped glasses by those who don’t have as sure a grip in their twilight years.

2davidc8's avatar

The patient may have dementia or Alzheimer’s. My mom used to stash all sorts of stuff in her clothing drawers. Empty cups, lids, napkins, lots of napkins, bottle tops, plastic rings, rubber bands, paper clips, etc., even fruit, what have you.

kritiper's avatar

Making certain the resident drinks so much water each day and from a known clean glass. ?
The paper keeps them from sticking together. ?

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