Are ALL nursing homes such horrible places to work in?
And I’m not referring to the residents or patients. A friend of mine has her CNA license and she’s worked in several of the homes around here. She loves working with the residents and forms friendships and relationships with them. Sometimes she takes the place of family members who’ve forgotten them, by bringing them little presents and things.
However, without fail, those in charge are on horrible power trips, and make the CNA’s lives miserable by changing the rules, denying breaks, nit picking them to death over things they can’t help. One person, a friend of my friend’s, who had been there for two years came back five minutes late from lunch and was promptly fired by the nurse in charge.
I’d say the problem could be with my friend, but the turnover in those places is unbelievable. Every single day there are ads for multiple CNA positions in one or more of the homes.
It’s depressing to think of our elderly having to suffer because of that. They need consistency, they need the same people around them as much as possible.