Pros: helping people, flexible hours
Cons: hard work, unreliable schedule
This is a difficult,dirty, and yet rewarding job. Working as a nurse's aide gave me the chance to help make a difference in someone's life.I have worked in many nursing homes and a few hospitals. I have had to work with a variety of patients varying from a simple rehab patient to one with severe Alzheimer's Disease to paranoid schizophrenics in a psyche ward.I liked making a difference even in a small way. Unfortunately, the ugly reality of if it all is that many nursing homes are in deplorable condition, reek of urine, and are understaffed. As a result, the staff are overworked and underpaid.Daily life for a nursing home resident is very regimented and aide's are given a heavy workload to complete in a short amount of time which results in stress and poor quality of care; that's when the nursing home calls a staffing agency like Ready Nurse to help. The next company is also a staffing agency.