Pros: wonderful residents, great nurses
Cons: very short breaks, under staffing, and management changes
My shift would start by checking with previous shift to see if there were any changes or concerns with any of the residents. Then go in to the dining room to assist with tray pass and feedings. Then it was time for residents to get comfy for the night so I would assist with showering, dressing, and transferring resident to their rooms and or bed. I would document using the Caretracker system. Then till morning I would answer and assist residents using a call pager. In the morning I would assist the residents that were ready to get up with showering, dressing, and transferring to wheelchair if needed. Ending my shift by speaking to the in coming shift about any changes or concerns with residents. As well as completing any needed documentation before going home. The hardest part of the job was all the management changes which made it difficult for the team to know who to turn to with concerns. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping my wonderful residents and the team I was working with.