seasoned cnas with 20 years plus, advice from seasoned aides only

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    First of all I want to say that January will make my 6 year mark as an aide, now my questions. I work 6 to 2 and I'm pretty fast and b give good care, but I needed advice on what I should do, we have until 7 30 to get our residents to the dining room, but I have showers to do and rooms need to be clean for dept heads to do rounds, I was wondering, from the experienced aides, how do yall work so quick and have residents looking great, my coworkers say I am good but I wanna be as great as an older aide. So how do I get things done in a timely manner and have my hall looking great? I wanna make my residents Hall look awesome and make them feel like they are getting great care. Also if you have to have people in the dining room by 7 30 would you do showers after breakfast or a few before? Given we have one shower room and have to have the rooms looking nice before 8? Help please ladies Thanks
    Last edit by Devin_Campos on Dec 30, '13

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    I was an aide for 10 years. If the residents could make decisions, I would ask them if they would like a shower before or after breakfast. Usually I know my residents, so I would do the showers first for ppl who wanted them in the am (mostly the patients who couldn't make decisions) then as they are In the dining room tidy up the room.

    Does EVERYONE have to go in the dining hall at your facility? How many pt's do you normally have?
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    I have about 3 people that are not all there and about 15 pts, or of those 3 the rest Are in their mind so I save them for after breakfast, but they are all men so that being said their room s are kind of cluttered so I have to Supreme time cleaning up, plus I have v always wanted my hall t to look nice, does getting things done quickly come with doing n or for so long? I started at this facility on the 20th so I'm still trying to find my Groove on the hall
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    And majority of the people go to the dining room by the way ma'm
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    So can you tidy while they're in the dining hall?
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    No, as soon as 7 30 hits we have to serve trays, but what about this, I shower one to two guys before breakfast and get the other guys up, and clean as I go along. I mean when can I be as great as the other aides? Does it take time?
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    thread moved for best response.
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    I would say shower a few before. Tidy as you get the residents up. Maybe shower until 6.50-7.00. Do the easier ones. Then spend 20 minutes or so tidying, assuming you can get your people to the dining room in 10 minutes. Do the breakfasts, and then finish your showers with the more difficult people to shower.
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    Ok well how do you get faster at t
    hat kind of work ? How is it the older aides are so quick
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    I guess as you go you find the most efficient way of working. Right now, just worry about doing everything right. Speed will come later.
    Last edit by JDZ344 on May 14

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