I just started my first job as a CNA in a skilled nursing facility. The floor is mostly dementia and a psych unit. The past couple of days I've had 17 residents on 3rd shift, about 12 are incontinent and all of them wear briefs. The other CNAs said usually the ratio is 1:21. Is this normal for a facility with residents who need such special attention?
I guess the reason I'm asking is because I've had trouble managing my time with my rounds, getting my people up, doing my charting, and everything in between. I've had to stay almost an hour after my shift, and clocking out to finish charting.
I want to do a good job and give my residents the care and attention that they deserve, but even if i start my last round at 4 I'm still struggling near the end.. I'm very discouraged and feel like I'm letting my residents down. Any advice is appreciated.