Number of residents

  1. 0 How many residents are your CNA's assigned. I average 13 and think this is too much! Feedback appreciated. I work in an LTC.
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  3. Visit  gapeacheykeen profile page

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  4. Visit  katehensley profile page
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    Thats pretty much the standard. when i worked in Assisted Living I had 16. In my hospital now I have from 9-34. (34 yup, its happened) so 13 is actually pretty good. but no matter what LTC is tough and any amount of patients is hard. IMO
  5. Visit  yousoldtheworld profile page
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    11-14, depending on staffing. When we're short I've had as many as 28 (And these are all total care, not assisted living-type).
  6. Visit  Wifeoffireman profile page
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    Here in SC DEHEC regulations are from 7am-3pm a CNA can have up to 9 residents each, 3pm-11pm up to 13 eqch, 11pm-7am up to 22 each.
  7. Visit  fuzzywuzzy profile page
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    i have 10 on 7-3.
  8. Visit  nguyency77 profile page
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    When I'm not working in skilled (where I get 10 patients because it's our facility's policy for quality control), I usually get about 20 residents.
  9. Visit  whatdidigetmyselfin2 profile page
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    [FONT=comic sans ms]On an average day I have between 11-13 patients. When we are short staffed I have between 14-17! I work in a LTC facility.
  10. Visit  Smileypretty profile page
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    I work at the hospice. We have 8 residents per 2 aides ,except overnight shift has 1 aide.
  11. Visit  RunnerRN2015 profile page
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    I work 3-11 and have 7-9 residents per shift.
  12. Visit  toxic.waste profile page
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    It really depends on the facility. In one facility I have had about 15-16; on one wing there was odd number of residents and we had the same hallways each day so they would float the resident between two CNAs to "make it fair." There were a total of 4 CNAs, 4 hallways, and about 60 residents in the LTC facility.


    In another facility, it was set up completely different from the facility above. This facility had 2 wings with a minimum of 6 CNAs on each wing... I have worked this facility with only 4 CNAs because the could not get people to come in but it REALLY disrupted daily living for the residents and it wasn't fair to them. When there are 6 CNAs in each wing, each CNA is responsible for about 15 to 17 residents. The way this facility is run is you work with another CNA, so 2 people are responsible for 30 or so residents. There were 4 hallways on each wing(2 short and 2 long) so there would be 2 CNAs on a long hallway, 2 CNAs on a long hallway, and 2 CNAs doing the 2 short hallways. This was a really large LTC facility.
  13. Visit  finnishme profile page
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    Quote from gapeacheykeen
    How many residents are your CNA's assigned. I average 13 and think this is too much! Feedback appreciated. I work in an LTC.
    At my work, we have 2 CNAs to 44 Residents, so we usually split it in half. i work the 2pm-10pm shift and it makes for a crazy day when about 6-10 residents like to go to bed at the same exacty time. i've been working there for awhile now, so i'm used to it, but the new aides get stressed easily.
  14. Visit  IEDave profile page
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    Working an LTC - depends quite a bit on the shift, and who decides to show/not show. Day shift I've run up to 32 residents, typical is 8-16. Only worked swings once, but that was 12 residents & NOC's is usually about 12-32, typically 16-17. Can be just a tad stressful for someone with about 2 weeks of actual floor time.


    ----- Dave
  15. Visit  student forever profile page
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    Quote from finnishme
    At my work, we have 2 CNAs to 44 Residents, so we usually split it in half. i work the 2pm-10pm shift and it makes for a crazy day when about 6-10 residents like to go to bed at the same exacty time. i've been working there for awhile now, so i'm used to it, but the new aides get stressed easily.
    This is how it is at our place. It is not easy to get new aides to stay. recently one stormed out because she was too stressed; she was still on orientation! But she was not a cna and had never done the work before and was nursing a 2 month old! And her hall had gown-up precautions. That would have freaked me out, too if in her shoes!!

    It is difficult to keep the good ones. Myself, I am also thinking of swithcing to the skilled section or maybe looking elsewhere. Never thought i'd feel this way when I was hired. I thought I would be here for decades!


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