I have been in assited living for 15 of my 20 years in nursing. For the life if me, there is nothing assisted in assisted living. Most people in "independent living" are assisted living, those in "assisted living" are nursing home, those in nursing homes are ready to die.
We get these families in that want a miracle:
- if your mother never took a bath/shower at home, exactly how do you expect us to give her one.
-If your father was beating you up at home, what makes you think he won't beat us up here.
what are your horror stories?????????????????
Most assisted livings, the caregivers (CNA'S) are overworked and underpaid as well as the nursing staff. We as managers should do as much as we can to help. Show them appreciation in anyway possible. let the know that it is not "us vs. them" but "WE are all in it together". Because without nursing the building would fall apart.
Thankful to be working!!!!!!!!!!!