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11 days ago

My facility regularly uses on-call days (which are mandatory) to staff shifts-i.e., a CNA doesn't need to call off for you to be added to the schedule on your on-call time. They simply are too lazy to find a volunteer to fill a hole in the schedule. This led to me being forced to work a 20 hour shift on the most notoriously hard hall (combative and pain in the butt residents) in the building, with only one 30 minute break. I got to use the restroom twice in 20 hours, and I had to fight to be allowed to do that. I think that it's ironic that we are considered the highest ranked facilities in the city, and are the second best in the state- AND we are paid 3 dollars less an hour than CNAs at the "lesser" places in town. Obviously, we are the main reason we are ranked so highly-we take care of the residents after all. My question is, why are we treated like dirt. I don't get it.

mom24bostons said...

11 days ago

AmazingKate87 said...

about 1 month ago

lost a resident today. I feel like eating donuts and ice cream and crying myself to sleep

Rere75 said...

3 months ago

Hi I recently passed CNA school April 18th and I have two interviews coming up and I take my state test May 19 what are some advice at my interviews and I aslo need help with vital signs (manual) way I think I most stressed out about blood pressure and the normal and irregular pressures and I never used the machine for blood pressure I'm just overall nervous because I'm not quite good with blood pressure

4 months ago

I have been in this line of work for 20 years. I work with dementia patients and the facility I work in has recently gone against their own rules. For example we are a no lift facility and just got in a hoyer lift for a resident. Also we just got a new resident that is combative on top of two women that are already combative. And to add to that we have an RN that is totally useless and has displayed several times that she does not care for us or the residents. I really do not want leave this job but I am getting to the point where my stress is starting to show and I don't know how to stop it

ViRose83 said...

3 months ago

talkey said...

3 months ago

4 months ago

My back is toast from 15 years of caregiving yet i can't abandon my clients tho just walking normal hurts

Everillj said...

7 months ago

I am new. I have been a CNA since last novemver. I am married to a beautiful women in a wheelchair and it was her who encouraged to get my licence. I had an incident we're a resident without shoes slipped off a stand-up lift while I was trying to get her up. I required the assistance of a co worker to lay her out on the floor. I was immediately placed on suspention. This was last weekend. I try not to dwell on it but I am kind of freaking out that I am going to lose my job or even my licence. Anyone have any adivise.

Pete#2 said...

7 months ago

Blessed 44 said...

8 months ago

My boss is making me so angry I wanna cry.

8 months ago

I'm new here and wondering if there are any cans working in home health as I am? It would be great to vent to someone who understands bc it is so isolating, I feel burn out coming on so decided to give this a try. I also worked in a nursing home too. It's all stressful!

mom24bostons said...

3 months ago

celticpatty said...

about 1 month ago

Carin4others said...

9 months ago

I really wish some nurses and I did say some would understand what we really go through during a run of a day or shift...I swear some of them should really not be in healthcare

ViRose83 said...

3 months ago

summerhaugen said...

10 months ago

I had a great resadent die today as soon as i told him it was ok to go. Y does it hurt soo bad

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