I was assigned to work the most challenging wing in the building of my assisted living facility. I've worked this wing 3 times now. I just got hired a month ago so I'm still kind of learning. I was EXTREMELY overwhelmed last night and wanted to break down and cry. It was so hard for me to get to each resident because other residents kept on pulling their call lights. I literally felt like I was spending 20 min with each resident that pulled their call light. I had a resident fall while she was by herself in her room. I felt extremely irresponsible when that happened because she was trying to get into her bed and I was late going to her room. My partner was assigned a different wing, but in the same building. I tried asking her for help a couple of times since her building is not as challenging, but she seemed to be annoyed with me so I did the best I could by myself. When I got off work at 11, I realized that I forgot to help a semi-independent resident into her pajamas. I was so overwhelmed and am a little worried that noc shift will complain and get me into trouble if any residents were wet or if something wasn't done the way it was supposed to be. I told them I did the best I could and apologized if there was anything wrong.
Just wanted to vent a little bit since I feel so crappy. =/