nursing homes are cool!

  1. HI
    I just started a pool job in a very nice and big nursing home. I dont understand why there is such a stigma about nursing homes being boring. I swear this nursing homes has IV's and lines and things going on.
    I totally understimated nurses that work at this places. There is actually some action plus the residents are so cute and they really appreciate you. I love my old ladies w/alzhemeirs!
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   nursedawn67
    Thank you for shedding light that not all nursing homes are some abusive dumping ground for our elderly. I wish the "non medical" folk would understand this.
  4. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    I am very happy for you. I have worked in several nursing homes and have never seen a good one. Hang on to this place!
  5. by   tattooednursie
    When I applied for my CNA class, I thought that I was going to be in an acute hospital, not a nursing home. I thought "What a joke!" When I found out that I would be in a nursing home.

    Now I feel like nursing home is even more stressful and demanding than the acute. I hate it when people tell me, "Oh, you work in a nursing home (I prefer the term long term care), I thought you were a real CNA."

    I love the nursing home that I work at. I base my future home on the LTC that I work at. I do become attatched to many nursing homes. It's an emotional job. I cry whenever one of my residents die. That was someones mother, or father, or grandparent. That is someone I spend day after day taking care of them. I even cry if I'm not there when some one dies. if I find out the next day, or after my weekend. It doesn't matter, there gone, I won't be able to take care of them again.
    A long term care is a special place to work.
  6. by   renerian
    Some homes are long term care and some are skilled care in swing beds. Some are medicaid beds some are medicare or private beds. A good mix will keep you hopping. I worked in one where the RN was over 50 residents. How many are you working to care for ? What about the poor swamped CNAs? Maybe you found a good one which is great! Where is it?

    renerian
  7. by   NancyRN
    I just applied for a PRN position in a nursing home close to home. Have never worked LTC. I was told the CNA's have 8 pts per CNA. I'll just have to see what kind of place this is when I start. Nobody tells the truth when I interview.

    I'm looking for reduced stress; have always worked telemetry. I don't know if LTC will be any better. Doesn't seem like it could be any worse.
  8. by   NurseRachy
    I too am very happy for you and thank god there are people out there which love these places. I have had clinicals at a few nursing homes and I too have yet to find a good one!!
    Ok - yes i know there are lovely places out there, but so far they just haven't clicked with me.
    All the best with your job
    Love Rachel @}-->---------
  9. by   GPatty
    Hang on to that place!
    I thought my LTCF was the greatest until recently...
    What a joke....
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    sounds as if you found your niche. I could not work in one myself...unless it was the only job I could find. Each of us is gifted in his/her own way. The residents are lucky to have you.
  11. by   opalmRN
    Originally posted by Pamelita
    HI
    I just started a pool job in a very nice and big nursing home. I dont understand why there is such a stigma about nursing homes being boring. There is actually some action plus the residents are so cute and they really appreciate you. I love my old ladies w/alzhemeirs!
    You are well suited to work there and it shows!

    Just as there are great hospitals there are also great LTC facilities. You apparently have found one of them. I also enjoy working with "seasoned folks". At least one of the residents made me laugh everyday.
    Like someone else said each of us finds our niche.

    Glad to hear your enjoying your job, it will show in all you do.
    C

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