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.