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August 11 2010 at 8:08 AM
 

 

I have been working as a cna for 8 months on an early dementia unit. Previous I worked 6 months of home care before I went to CNA school.
I am so glad I found you all...I wondered if most facilities are as bad as mine (which has some super high rating for patient care?!) and after a few hours of reading I guess it is universal...short staffed, horrible patient to caregiver ratio,staff being required to work sick , all these things make no sense to me. I actually believed that nurses work be the most caring people to work around...NOT.
I love my residents, but am now considering changing jobs and just volunteering at a nursing home..doing the things I never have time to now...taking a few residents for a walk outside, doing manicure and reading to the ones with no family to visit. the whole thing is very discouraging.

 
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  1. I know - Guest on Aug 11, 12:53 PM
    1. it's not the cna stuff... - Elizabeth on Aug 11, 4:45 PM
      1. Welcome to the workforce... ;) - Kyle on Aug 12, 1:02 AM
     
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