I had one elderly lady that would not let me do ANYTHING for her. That included bath, vitals, eating, etc. I couldn't even tell if the woman was incontient because she demanded I not touch her or she'd slap/hit me. What do you do? I don't want to just say I couldn't check her every two hours because she refused. I feel like a horrible CNA doing that. Also, she would not eat NOTHING all day for me. She refused saying "all I want to do is sleep". When i'm unable to do these kinds of things I feel that i'm not doing my job and I feel awful about not being able to do things for her. Anyone have ANY advice? Anything would be appreciated.
I've only been working as a part time CNA since late June and this is the first time I've ran into this situation.