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    My neighbor ask me to do some embroidery on a sweatshirt jacket for her mother that is in a nursing home. They wanted her name in big letters so it wouldn't get stolen, since she has a odd name not many would want it. Then we added a pretty hummingbird to it. Sad with the cost of living there that your things are not more secure.

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    My mothers false teeth disappeared when she was in a nursing home. The staffs reply, 'all valuables are suppose to be kept in the office safe' Now I ask you what would someone want with another persons false teeth and why would one keep their false teeth in a safe when you need them in your mouth all the time except at night?
    They never were found.

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    It didn't matter in the long run and, actually, my father-in-law would have smiled about it; but, my father-in-law was buried without shoes. Someone took them from his room in the nursing home after he died and before his body was transported to the nursing home.

    We all hoped they fit.

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    Midnight shoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    I'm glad your Mom got her quilt back. Lots of thieves in this world. So sad they steal stuff from the elderly or someone not able to fight for their stuff.

    In many cases in assisted living homes it is the residents who are the midnight shoppers. My mothers quilts kept going missing and then showing up. When my mom passed away and we cleaned out her room we found lots of stuff that wasn't hers, just things she liked those things.

    The care takers try as they might can't stop it from happening.

    Sylvia

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    My 95 year old Mom is also in a nursing home. Little things have disappeared from her room, too. The strangest one: the wedding photo of her eldest grandson and his wife. Whoever took it...do they want my son and DIL as relatives? I'm sure I can arrange that! LOL Unfortunately, my mom has advanced Alzheimer's and doesn't recognize anyone (including me) anymore, so aside from me being a bit miffed about the missing picture (frame is still there, so I know they didn't want the frame), in the long run, she wouldn't know the people in the photo anyway.

    The nursing home Mom is in is better than average care wise, so I count my blessings. A missing photo...oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    my sister broke her hip and was in a treatment place. they sent her home during a hurricane and her quilt with her name stitched in the border front, wasn't there when she got back. anything not nailed down goes home with workers it seems. sad but true.
    Years ago, one of the patients at my mother's nursing home had a couple of nice dresses "adopted". Since she was in a wheelchair, her daughter solved the problem by taking a permanent marker and putting her name on the back of the skirt in large letters. Couldn't see it when she was sitting down, but it sure showed up when someone else put it on and stood up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    we all need to put "tracking" devices in shoes, quilts, etc!! That would fix em!!!
    I'm sure that would be great for quilt shows. Irena Bluhm lost a quilt worth about $10K because somebody didn't take care when they sent it back to her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILoveToQuilt View Post
    My 95 year old Mom is also in a nursing home. Little things have disappeared from her room, too. The strangest one: the wedding photo of her eldest grandson and his wife. Whoever took it...do they want my son and DIL as relatives? I'm sure I can arrange that! LOL Unfortunately, my mom has advanced Alzheimer's and doesn't recognize anyone (including me) anymore, so aside from me being a bit miffed about the missing picture (frame is still there, so I know they didn't want the frame), in the long run, she wouldn't know the people in the photo anyway.

    The nursing home Mom is in is better than average care wise, so I count my blessings. A missing photo...oh well.

    Anita
    Since the frame is still there, is there any possibility she took the photo out because she didn't "recognize" the people in the photo?

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    I worked as a Nurse's aide when I was in my 20's (needed timeout from the upholstery business). We had thefts amongst other residents. We had a "kidnapping" of a Lady's baby (one of those real looking baby dolls). I found her in another residents room. When I tried to take the baby home to her ""Mom", the Lady who had her yanked my ponytail
    and brought me to my knees. All I could do was scream for help, that lady had a death grip on 4 feet of my hair and wasn't letting go!
    There were other small thefts mostly brushes, eyeglasses slippers etc. But I don't ever recall someone stealing teeth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catmcclure View Post
    Years ago, one of the patients at my mother's nursing home had a couple of nice dresses "adopted". Since she was in a wheelchair, her daughter solved the problem by taking a permanent marker and putting her name on the back of the skirt in large letters. Couldn't see it when she was sitting down, but it sure showed up when someone else put it on and stood up.
    What a brilliant idea.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)

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