Calm, professional, overall good working environment.
Pros: free lunches
Cons: no overtime allowed
A typical day included the daily briefing with the previous shifts staff letting us know information about residents, such as who is sick, who is in a bad mood, if they had left over chores and etc.. Then we would look at our daily chore schedule to see what residents needed showers, whose laundry needed to be done, whose room needed to be cleaned and whose vital signs needed to be taken. Did our assigned chores while interacting with the other residents, staff, and various family members. We provided dining services, toileted patients, and did activities with them. After the last snack we put the residents to bed finished up our chores and cleaning assignments, then filled out necessary paper work for the day. The hardest part of the job was when you grew close to certain residents, and then they got sick and died. The most enjoyable part of the job was visiting with the residents and seeing the gratitude on their faces when you helped them complete a task.