I was there as a Cna for 2 years. Staffing and supplies is unbelievable!! There were times we had to work with 2 cnas on evening shift leaving us with a 1:23 staff to patient ratio!! Picture that on a long term unit with only one working lift machine, majority of your residents are heavy total care, no bed linen available, savaging for briefs because there's never any stocked, dinner time with about 10 feeders, ONE nurse to pass meds....and the ironic thing is that the worker responsible for scheduling and supplies was chosen as employee of the month!! IN WHAT WORLD YALL!!! We had a nurse that would come in to work in a wheelchair because she did not want to call out because she knew we had nobody, THATS employee of the month material!
The workers there are definitely like a family. I think we had to be under the circumstances!! The residents make you want to come back. I loooooooooooooooove them!!!!!
If this is your first job as a Cna do not work here. If you've had plenty of years in experience and know how to balance your duties and don't let stress overtake you then you'll be fine! It's going to be crazy but we all know how that goes!! I left because of a better job offer. I survived there by setting my mind on getting the job done at my own pace, you can't let them work you!! If you seem stressed it becomes hard. If you seem happy they leave you alone and your job gets done before you know it!!
Flexible schedule(maybe TOO flexible)