How do you DONs at small facilities manage your restorative program? I am currently a new DON in a 55 bed facility which has two levels. The lower Level is my long term unit and has 25 beds. Upstairs is skilled with 30 beds. I am currently struggling with staffing patterns that were developed years ago. I have 2 CNAs on the LTC unit and a restorative aide who is supposed to help out on the floor until 11am then do restorative. However, he continuously struggles to complete his programs and document accurately, and the floor staff feels that he does not help them as much as he should in the am. He is not the strongest CNA. I also struggle to keep my staffing within budget. So my thought was if I could cross train the floor staff in the Restorative program I could run 3 floor staff by having the current restorative CNA take a section and expect each person to perform and document restorative in their section. Does anyone do something like this or have any better ideas? Thanks!!