We really care about our nurses at our wonderful LTC - page 2
If you want a good laugh, go and read the description of your LTC facility when they are trying to hire nurses. What a bunch of BS. Why don't they just be honest about it and show a photo of a nurse with 10 knives sticking out of... Read More
- 2Jan 12, '13 by catlvrOther than the surveys, it is a good idea to hang out in the parking lot at shift change to see how folks look - do they come out of the building laughing and talking to each other, or do they look angry enough to spit? In LTC, if the CNAs look cranky, there is a good chance that it is not a decent place to work.
- 1Jan 12, '13 by marcos9999I think it depends so much of who is in charge. If your manager of nurse director is a nice person the place is nice and everyone tends to treat everyone nicely. When the opposite is true it brings the worst in everybody and the place is a nightmare as I have witness my entire life. Some people unfortunately have nothing going on in their lives and they use the power they have over other people to get some form of satisfaction as if they had a life that way and so many people have to suffer this egocentric tendency. It's truly sad.
- 1Jan 12, '13 by ktwlpnQuote from catlvrand do they come crawling through snow and ice because their admin does not care enough about them to insure safe conditions in the parking lots and sidewalks?Other than the surveys, it is a good idea to hang out in the parking lot at shift change to see how folks look - do they come out of the building laughing and talking to each other, or do they look angry enough to spit? In LTC, if the CNAs look cranky, there is a good chance that it is not a decent place to work.
- 2Jan 12, '13 by iceprincess492I have worked in LTC my entire career - almost 20 years and have been fortunate to never work in a "bad" one. I am now the DON of a very busy SNF and encourage prospective employees or residents to view the nursing home compare website - as I am very proud of our results. My nurses are VERY busy - they have some good days and they also have some bad days. I feel lucky every day to work with such an excellent group of nurses and do my best to assure that they are given the resources necessary to do their jobs. I read a lot of posts on AN and wonder why LTC gets such a bad rap?? Seems to me that the posts from acute care nurses are also for the most part very negative about their work environments and the care that they are able to provide d/t staffing problems. I think there are many good LTC facilities and unfortunately probably and equal amout of not so good ones. However, from my experience there are also many good acute care facilities and a pretty equal amt of not so good ones....Just sayin.
- 2Jan 12, '13 by multi10A problem with many LTCs is the lack of infrastructure. LTCs are admitting sicker patients yet there is no wall suction, wall 02, etc. The nurses have to use portable machines and set up before the patient arrives. But the equipment room where these live is disorganized and there is no rhyme or reason to finding what you need. Then, you triumphantly find the pieces of the puzzle, put them all together, and ...Voila! The machine doesn't work. It's broken. Also there is no crash cart and the defibrillator is broken. Aargh!!Last edit by multi10 on Jan 12, '13 : Reason: Sp