It was a rewarding type of work that I did. I treated the residents the way I wanted to be treated, in fact I treated them better than myself.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) (Former Employee) – Cody, WY – February 7, 2019
I would get to work early or promptly every day. I would receive report from the CNA who was on before me. I would go get the residents out of bed and help them get dressed and help or actually do their activities of daily living. I would wheel them or walk them to the dining room, take their orders and serve them their meals. Wheel the residents back to their rooms ,or to an activity. I would make their beds sometime in that morning time period.
I learned quite a bit about healthcare and how it all works. I learned that I enjoyed my job for quite a few years, but that I got burned out, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I was putting my all into my work, eating, breathing, and sleeping my work at work and at home.
Management was good for thirteen to fourteen years and then it started to go downhill. It seemed to go the opposite direction it was supposed to.
The workplace culture was mostly quiet and peaceful.
The hardest part of the job for me was I felt everything had to be perfect, at least in my eyes.
The most enjoyable part of the job was getting thanked by the residents.
Benefits, taking care of the residents
Picking up the work that anyone who was sitting around could have done, things seemed to be getting worse instead of better ( with the passing of time