I was just wondering if any other CNAs here work/have worked on a dementia unit and what they think of it. They just recently started putting me in the locked-down Special Care unit at the nursing home where I work and it's been, well, interesting to say the least. It can be fun at times, there are definitely some characters back there!! They are also required to have two CNAs working together at all times, which I think is a good thing for me as a newbie CNA as it gives me someone to learn and get help from when I need it.
The only issue I've had is that there is a lot more downtime compared to the regular LTC unit, after everyone's put to bed there's not really much to do until final rounds. Whereas with the LTC unit often I feel like I'm running around like a chicken with my head cut off. There are things I like and dislike about both areas.