After being in Hospitals for 8 years coming back to a Nursing Home was like culture shock!
Things are done soooo different and the rules and guidlines are so very different.
The biggest thing I found hard to get used to was the lack of a Dr. ya you have the Dr's name all over everything but really the N.P. writes the orders and takes call. At least where I'm at.
Staffing is a huuuuge problem in most Nursing homes, call ins are high, turn over is usually high, simply because its often thankless, depressing work.
The house Supervisor doesnt do tons of patient care but One whom is willing to help pass trays, help feed, take off orders, help here and there are sooo much better received vs the ones whom just sit around and bark off orders to an already understaffed, stressed employee. Plus when you really want something done you will get it because your seen as a Supervisor but also a team player and someone whom to consult with....Goodluck....David