i started an ltc job. It is so hard. I love the residents b ut it is too much patient to nurse ratio. I feel like why i made the decision to go into nursing. i love the job but the stress is taking away my health. I have lost 15 pounds over this job. I m not a fast paced person because i m a new grad. I m also going back for rn in september. Is all nursing jobs like the ltc. Is hospital jobs better than ltc. And i feel very upset the care that i m giving is too fast or not enough. I want to get an advice from expereinced nurses should i stay in this ltc or look for hospital lpn jobs.
Feb 24, '13
LTC should have mandated nurse to patient ratios and counting admin as nurses who don't provide hands on care shouldn't count. That is ridiculous! Also there should be mandated ratios for CNA's as well to provide the care needed and med aides don't count! Hands on caregivers should only count in the ratios! The poor patients pay so many thousands of dollars and many lose their homes and freedom and independence and they deserve better! There should be enough staff to provide good care! I wish I had the answer!
I applaud all those of you that struggle to provide the care and comfort your patients need. May God Bless you and help you and may you be richly rewarded for your efforts!
Last edit by brandy1017 on Feb 24, '13