So my fiance and I are new CNA's. When we were in training, our CNA instructor told us that anyone can call the state at anytime and file a complaint against a CNA, and that even if that complaint is groundless, it will go on that CNA's record for seven years or something, and she said that no one will hire a CNA with a complaint on their record, even if there was no basis for the complaint. This scares me because working with people with dementia means they can sometimes be confused or think they've been wronged when they haven't. If a family member takes them seriously, couldn't a complaint be made against a CNA when that CNA is not at fault? Also, couldn't someone make a complaint just to be spiteful? So I want to know, is it true that the complaint stays on your record even if an investigation finds no wrong-doing?
Mar 5, '13
Unfortunately this is something that I wish I had thought about before becoming a CNA. It's not just residents with dementia, because their claims are not always taken as seriously, (depending on the claim) but those who seem to be with it - but may really be losing it -and accuse CNAs of things they didn't do. It's not just your record. It's your name, your income and your livelihood.
Last edit by yankeegirl327 on Mar 5, '13