Having fun and being serious at the same time
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Palatine Bridge, NY – December 12, 2014
A typical night at work I would go in at 10pm and all of the residents were in bed, the only thing we really had to do was rounds every two hours, changed linens when needed. We would go around and make sure that everyone was in bed where they were supposed to be. and at 430 am, we would start getting the residents ready to be up by 6am.
I learned that nursing homes are not the best places to work at especially at night because things seem a little creepier. However, I enjoyed working nights but; i would rather work at a hospital and i personally believe that nursing homes are more for the higher experienced nurses and CNA's
My co workers could be nasty and rude to others when they felt the need to degrade someone. I was usually the one being downgraded because i was newer and slower.
The hardest part of the job was dealing with death and post mortum care.
The most enjoyable part of the job was feeding the residents that couldn't feed themselves.
breaks every other hour
their benefit package doesn't really help anything.