Just tired - page 3

I am almost 21, i am an lpn working 11-7 as charge in an assisted living facility I just got into rn school to start next month and graduate next may (!!!!!) which i am ecstatic about. I have... Read More

  1. Visit  alrighThen profile page
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    This sounds like where I started out, too! I was also a 20 year old LPN charge nurse in a LTC facility, 'in charge' of the aides who taught me how to be a CNA when I took the course at 17. I felt the same punitive overhead and frustration at not being able to resolve ALL things on night shift. There are some situations ie PCP offices not taking faxes at night. Good example. You're on the right track to go back and get your RN. I tried to leave LTC and worked for a summer as an LPN in a Job Corps facility at the wellness clinic for the residential students and that was a nice break, but in the end it was the flexibility of the nursing home that kept me there until I graduated and relocated. Best of luck to you, chin up! If you need this job then your best bet is to continue CYA. Not everyone can handle this type of work, so give yourself a pat on the back.
  2. Visit  dishes profile page
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    I would be careful about reporting suspected abuse, a hip fracture does not necessarily have to be from a fall. It can be from pathological reasons such as; osteoporosis, infection or cancer or it can be due to unknown reasons. There was a case a couple of years ago in which a personal care worker was accused of causing the death of a nursing home resident secondary to a fracture. It was alleged that the worker injured the resident while transferring her. After a couple of months and much stress for the worker, the medical examiner concluded that the resident was extremely fragile and there was no conclusive evidence as to how the resident sustained the fracture, in the meantime the worker was wrongly accused and her life was turned upside down.
  3. Visit  pkimmich profile page
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    Whether you decide to report abuse or not, the least I would do is go online and find the facility on Yelp or something, and leave them a horrible review. That way if other patients are considering going there, they can maybe find out about the nasty people working there and think twice...
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    Quote from pkimmich
    Whether you decide to report abuse or not, the least I would do is go online and find the facility on Yelp or something, and leave them a horrible review. That way if other patients are considering going there, they can maybe find out about the nasty people working there and think twice...
    You can do something passive aggreissive like this or you can stop and consider when you have a problem with everyone you work with...the problem may not be them.
  5. Visit  lauriepat profile page
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    Quote from dishes
    I would be careful about reporting suspected abuse, a hip fracture does not necessarily have to be from a fall. It can be from pathological reasons such as; osteoporosis, infection or cancer or it can be due to unknown reasons. There was a case a couple of years ago in which a personal care worker was accused of causing the death of a nursing home resident secondary to a fracture. It was alleged that the worker injured the resident while transferring her. After a couple of months and much stress for the worker, the medical examiner concluded that the resident was extremely fragile and there was no conclusive evidence as to how the resident sustained the fracture, in the meantime the worker was wrongly accused and her life was turned upside down.
    I agree, i agree. Management already called in APS and i had to speak with them wednesday.
    What you said is key reason why i am so frustrated..management does the opposite of what they should..they blame the workers trying to cover their own licenses. (My executive director is an lpn)

    It is nothing but the blame game.
  6. Visit  lauriepat profile page
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    Quote from tokebi
    Why is management so crooked? My observation is that many people who go into management are quite different types than those who stay at bedside. They prefer to "manage" people than hands-on nursing. And so there's conflict arising from the differences in personality and perspectives.

    Why is management prone to blaming and finger-pointing? As much as it is reprehensible, managers are under great pressure from the corporate to resolve problems quickly and bring quick result rather than time-consuming and laborious process of true quality improvement. And so, unfortunately the easiest way to "fix" problems is to "punish" the nurse.

    The unethical corporate practice is the root of the ills that plague so many LTC facilities. Individuals -- managers, staff, residents alike -- are all pawns in the great money-making machine. The saving grace is the countless LTC staff who toil day after day, and give care and affection for the vulnerable elderly.
    Amen, you hit the nail on the head.
  7. Visit  lauriepat profile page
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    Quote from justashooter
    grow a pair, sister.

    seriously, you are 21, inexperienced, untainted, and working in a field that will taint you. nursing homes are the bottom of the barrel. they hired cheap and inexperienced labour like you as charge, yes?. get thee to a top flight hospital as soon as you have RN. in the meantime, suck it up and get thicker skin.
    I cannot wait to work in a hospital,
    But i really do love ltc and the elderly.
    And where i work is a private pay assisted living..they pay me really well for my experience.
    I would continue my career in ltc if i found the right facility, honestly.
    You are right about the tainted part though..is every facility like this? I wish i could continue my career in ltc but i can't see stupid management and ignorant employees (which i know is everywhere, but here it is ridiculous)
    if i could be at a place where EVERY employee was held to higher standards and staffing issues were
    minimal, i would hop on a DON job in a heartbeat after i get my rn.
    One can only dream though lol

    Sorry for the multiple posts, posting from my iphone :O
  8. Visit  dishes profile page
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    Quote from lauriepat
    I agree, i agree. Management already called in APS and i had to speak with them wednesday.
    What you said is key reason why i am so frustrated..management does the opposite of what they should..they blame the workers trying to cover their own licenses. (My executive director is an lpn)

    It is nothing but the blame game.
    Ahh I didn't understand that from your first post... it was the management who blamed the personal care worker in the case I spoke of as well.


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