Perfect Assisted Living for the residents
Certified Nursing Assistant/Caregiver, Layton, UT - February 3, 2015
I was scheduled as swing shifts from 2:30 to 10:30 at night which it can be slower at those times in an assisted living, but some nights were harder than others. Typically the night started out with clocking in, 5 minutes before or 5 minutes after were acceptable, then I would receive report from the aide that was there in the morning until 2:30 on he/she's assigned hall. We are given a key to the rooms, a walkie-talkie with ear pieces, and a pager which we received pages from residents who needed help. From 2:30 to about 4, things are pretty slow. Occasionally answering a page from a resident now and then. At 5 the residents go down to the dining room to eat dinner, this is when things can get hectic. After dinner, I usually have my break depending on what wing I am on. After, I get all the residents who need help getting ready for bed, get ready for bed. Then around 9 things start to slow down again and then at 10:30 grave shift comes to take over. We give them report and hand over our walkies, keys, and pagers and then we are free to clock out.