CNA (Former Employee) – Beaver Falls, PA – April 14, 2013
On an average day at providence care center there would be 4 cna's on my floor with a steady LPN and the charge nurse floating around the building. I would have anywhere between 10-13 residents a night most were totals meaning I had to do everything for them. I learned how to be very patient working in this field. I love the elderly people I get to take care of because one day I will be their age and I treat them all how I would want to be treated. I also learned how to build my character while working in the nursing field if you want respect you have to give it out. I know now because of nursing that communication is key if you have no communication with your residents or your co workers your basically goin to fail at every attempt you make towards taking good care of your residents. Thoroughness is very important too and to me that is most important because how you leave your job is a reflection of yourself. I couldnt even imagin not cleaning my resident all the way or only covering them half way wit a blanket, or forgetting to lower the bed. It jus goes to show how much you truly care for people when you do your job the right way. My most enjoyable moments at work are when me and my residents are smiling laughin, and getting to know each other more. To me that is the icing on the cake to know that I could help somebody feel alil better at the end of our day.
enjoyable co-workers, close to my home.
short breaks, the business office does not get to know their employees on a postive basis, understaffed, schedule mistakes.
Don't do it. The overall moral has plumeted. Don and management has no clue about patients or staff. They are not open to change or suggestion. Happy staff equals happy families and residents. This is all lacking. Overall patient care has taken a toll due to poor staffing, not safe. Rn's are told not to treat people causing deteriorating status before we can treat in which its too late. Then they are told not to send pts out as a transfer to er will drop rating. They have bed bugs for over a year and choose not to tell families and not have building properly treated or inspected. Then punish staff for taking extra precautions. It really needs more education, more communication, and more respect for lpns by maybe including them in policies decisions and education. But it'll never happen.
Wakeing residents up washing and dressing them. Feeding them and takeing them to activies.takeing care of the residents daily needs. I was friends with alot of my co-workes. I learned have alot of patience with people.
lunches were a doller and loved my residents
the would hit sometimes and cleaning people up after they used the bathroom was hard