Tips for Geriatric and LTC Nursing - page 3

I have worked in Geriatric/LTC nursing for over 20 years. The same scenario has played out hundreds of times in my career. It goes something like this: I meet a new person who asks me what I do for a living. I tell them I am... Read More

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    Been there..done that..I totally understand!!

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    Oh please hang in there, Peorple in LTC need all the love and care they can get, It will be the best job, with the most hugs, and the nicest people. Even when thye are not nice remember, they have lost everything to be somewhere they don;t want to be, I did the aid thing for 4 years and then got my LPN licence, I am 58, if i can anyone can,, I love my job.
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    my first job was in ltc, i was a nurses aide, over the years became a cna and a pca and a hhca...home health care aide working with people in their homes that had challenges with adls, we did meds and took them to school and dr's appts and cleaned their houses and washed their clothes and bathed them and grocery shopped, im now an lpn recently...june and working on my rn online...i so to speak have done it all, i am 43 and worked after becomming licensed in a hospital med surg floor and loved having only 5-6 pts, a computer and a it was great, however i left and went back to where i started very busy most days and find it difficult to do all that is expected of me but i try....i love it and wish my body would im day shift. im planning on going 11p till 730a for obvious reasons....legs back the charting is time consuming and when you sit to do it, someone always has other ideas thus seeing you sitting there, i feel nursing on any level is vital to any person needing to be nursed. we are a team and we spend our days trying to help others. just like a tree is a tree, a nurse is a nurse. flo didnt discriminate. she took care of soldiers men women children etc mom always said theres way to many chiefs and not enough indians, i now know exactly what she meant. i love my title i worked hard to obtain...yet i still like to answer call bells and potty my residents if i can, helps me remember why i wanted to be in this field to begin with. so to any and all nurses everywhere be proud of what you do and who you are....because the people you care for everyday regardless of where really appreciate you and need your tlc no matter what title you have embedded on your name tag.
    peace, love & happiness to all and have a spooky ooky halloween :heartbeat
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    What a wonderful story that is. Not so many nurses are like you. God bless you on what you are doing.

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