Post # 1
I work at a nursing home in high care/dementia. I have been in this field for 5 years. im now studing to be a nurse to move up in my career. I just wondered how others feel about their jobs in the nursing homes and how they are run? Do you enjoy it? how long have you worked in this field?
Post # 3
My mother worked in nursing homes for about 20 years, then moved on to an adult daycare, then in-home care, and now hospice.
My little sister is now a CNA who trained at a nursing home, and between the two of them I’ve heard some awful stories. My mom has reported abuse of patients several times. She has been abused personally by her coworkers/ management even more times. It’s amazing how many people running those facilities just don’t care.
That being said, there are some wonderful individuals in each place who DO care, my mother being one of them. Every job has it’s good days and bad but what’s important is the heart that you bring to it. The geriatric nursing field is one that particularly needs good people who want to make a difference. I believe that you reap what you sow too, and every bit of good you do there will put other good things in motion for your future career.
Post # 4
I’m a nurse and work in assisted living/long term care facility. I honesty can’t imagine working in any other area besides geriatrics. There are some difficulties about it, but for the most part enjoy what I do. I’ve been a nurse for almost a year now – previously I worked as a CNA for 4+ years.
I love assisted living, but not sure I could work in a nursing home – unless it had a good reputation – there’s a lot of bad ones out there.
Post # 5
I did clinicals at a nursing home and hated it. But some people are called to it. Most around here have mostly lvns and a couple rns. I thinj there is a vicious circle of less than steller work environments which lead to disgruntled and jaded employees which makes bad work environments… but some places are nice!