CNA is both rewarding/stressful. Friendly management and co-workers. Enjoy watching our patients smile thru their fears/tears.
A typical day at work is both stressful and rewarding. We help elderly patients with activities of daily living, and aid patients at our center for rehabilitation. It is both mentally and physically exhausting. For some of our patients, we are the only family they have, they depend on us for everything. We depend on our co-workers for help, and give of ourself when time allows. The hardest part of our job is depending on our relief at the end of the shift! In our facility we have a lot of call in and short staffing issues, that will leave someone hanging at the end of the day. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to listen to the stories our elderly have to tell, making and watching them smile, and the warm feeling of letting them know you care, and in return, as you finish with that patient and prepare to leave the room they will say "Be careful going home, I love ya"! It's a special feeling knowing you mean so much to someone who may have no one!