Aside from one clinical rotation in nursing school
, I've never worked in LTC. I just wanted to say that after reading many of the threads here, you couldn't pay me enough to take an LTC job!
You LTC nurses are heroes! Working in a highly stressful situation without adequate (to say nothing of optimal) staffing, you care for and protect some of the most vulnerable members of society, and for the most part you manage to do it with grace and style.
You are underappreciated, and that is a shame. Each and every one of you deserves a medal!