I work for an adult day care, and I can honestly say that I absolutely love my job. I do all the admissions, get orders from the doctors, take care of almost all of the paperwork the state requires the facility to do, as well as my nursing paperwork. I administer meds, take care of a couple g-tube feedings, a trach, modified diets, and usually a handful of seizures a day. Our facility serves DD/MR clients as well as elderly with Alz/Dem so things are always interesting around here.
Sometimes I feel like I am losing some of my skills that I learned in school, and sometimes I wish I made as much money as my other nurse friends, but I don't think I would be this happy working anywhere else. Knowing I have an impact on each of my clients lives makes me feel really good about the work I do. People in other fields don't really understand just how close we get to our pts, and it would probably be considered crossing the line by their standards.
The large majority of the families I deal with are amazing... but there are a few that make my life a little bit difficult. Anyone else dealing with a family that "knows better" than all the doctors, nurses, speech paths, etc?