With all you wonderful people that work in LTC, Working in a busy LTC about how long does it take you to give someone a complete bed bath and shave them with an electric razor? How long does the facility want you to take?
I work for Home Care, and I was wondering with as long as it takes me to do this job for one of my clients, which mind you I have all the time in the world and I do not go fast at all. I wondered how far off I'd be in handling the stress of LTC. Wondering if when I see your responses I will be like I could never do it that fast.
Apr 20, '13
I can't really answer your questions, as the CNAs on the floor would be doing that during my shift. But, I can tell you that in the eight hour shift, each CNA on my unit is responsible for approx 10-12 patients including 1-2 that will have a shower during the shift. From what I've seen, a resident will be showered and back in bed within 20-30 minutes, everything done that needs to be done.
Apr 20, '13
Bed bath + change and shave? 15 minutes tops. We use a no-rinse shampoo and soap - if all of the supplies are gathered beforehand it shouldn't take any longer. Unless you are blessed with hours of free time. Ha!!
May 6, '13
No idea, the aids do that. We have a bath aid who specifically is in charge of the baths
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