I am a brand new CNA and i just got a job at an assisted living facility, most of the patients are completely independent and just need reminding about showering and meal times. We only really have about 5 people that we have to completely care for and im definitely not complaining about that. I am so content with my job and i love all my residents!!
I have only been working here for 4 days now and we have one resident with dementia that will not let you change, dress, or shower her without the biggest battle ever!! She walks around in just a brief and a shirt sometimes because we physically cant get clothes on her. When trying to change, dress, or shower her she will kick, punch, and bite. The other night i showered her for the first time and when i was drying her she was calling me a son of a b*itch and pushing/throwing me against the wall and punching my back with both fists. Also, two days ago i went to put one of my residents in bed and i found her laying in his bed so i called another cna to come help me and even though there were 2 of us holding her arms back and walking her to her room she still managed to hurt us. My legs are covered in bruises from her kicking me. The scary part is that the other CNA's told me that what i saw was her being good and that it wasnt even her at her worst!
I really need some advice on how to handle a resident like this! i am literally so scared to go in her room every day! thank you!