Certified Nursing Assistant, Newark, NY - April 15, 2015
Day shift ran from 6am-2pm. Upon arriving to work I would get my care cart ready with toiletries for the patients. I was assigned to a group that I would have every shift and would assist each one of my patients in their morning cares. They would then eat breakfast either by themselves or with assistance. After breakfast some residents would go to activities or lay back down until lunch time. During that time residents that were able to would work on ambulating or have other cares done such as nail care or some of the women would have hair appointments. Residents would then have assistance getting ready for lunch and assisted in eating. After lunch they were assisted either to activities or to their room to lay down. At that time I would document their daily tasks and report anything that was not the normal for the resident. The hardest part of the job was having patients pass away. Even though when hired they say not to get attached it is very hard because for some of them you are their family. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to know each of them and things from early to mid 1900's. It was neat learning about their lives.