A man at the nursing home who hardly ever talks said to me today "There is nothing worse than being treated like a baby".
Today a heard 2 other aides (who had 10 min to spare at the end of their shift) sitting in a residents room (the residents were "sleeping") and chatting away about personal things. I know because I was in the next room changing a resident. If I could hear them all the way across the hall, imagine what the people in the room trying to sleep were hearing.
I heard another aide say she wasn't going to get her resident up because she (the aide) was just too tired and didn't feel like it.
When my resident was being a bit grumpy to me and I just let it go and walked away, another CNA who happened to be walking by said "I would NEVER let him talk to me that way and you shouldn't either!" I told her I wasn't going to get into a power struggle with an elderly man in a nursing home...
These are just a few things I noticed today and they're little things that show disrespect. I hope I'm not treated the same way some day when I can't take care of myself anymore.