It was a very good job, very flexible schedule...so I can decide every week about my shift.
Pros: that the patient trust me a lot, and i stay with her in the room by myself, most of the time.
Cons: sometimes she gets agitated for things that she can't do anymore...and that she is not allowed.
A typical day at work is when I get to the Nursing Home, the other lady leaves then I start my schedule in the morning by giving a shower to the persona I am taking care of, then I dress her, then I get the tray for the breakfast after that I taker her to the bathroom every 15 minutes, then we go for a walk, after that she falls asleep, and I just watch her, when she wakes up, she watches TV, or read, or just talk to me a lot...then it comes lunch time, I take her to the dinning room, I star with her chatting and helping her with the food, sometimes feeding her or just helping with the things she needs. After that I take her back to the room, and we go for a walk again. If there is any activity I take her...I work by myself...I do laundry when she is sleeping....there is another CNA in charge of the room, but my job is private duty, so they just help with the things she needs. The wonderful of this job is that this person takes you as part of the family and she feels so happy when I get there.