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  1. Should I just stop?
    I am a CNA/med tech at a group home for the elderly, a residential care home... it's different from the typical nursing home in that we care for only a few patients at a time, up to 6. And also, it's...
    Oct 1
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Am I doing the wrong thing?
    This is making me kind of angry. I just got a call from my supervisor stating that the family members are complaining because the clients are going through too many briefs and they are having to...
    Feb 24
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. If you are a male can you ask to only work for male patients?
    I think systoly is right on the ball. There's nothing wrong with being uncomfortable about performing peri-care. Not everyone can do it. But it does mean that maybe CNA is not the best job field...
    Feb 3
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. If you are a CNA and work the night shift, is it possible to have tons of free time
    I'm a CNA at a geriatric group home that houses up to 6 residents and I work the night shift. When I first started, there was only 2 clients and we had a lot of downtime. I would actually spend some...
    Feb 3
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. Resident of AFH as "Visitor"
    I work at a place kind of like the one you described, it's a geriatric group home that houses up to 6 elderly residents. Anyway, we had a resident receiving care in the manner you described for a...
    Feb 2
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. 16-hr shifts?
    I was wondering if anyone else out there regularly works 16 hr shifts. I usually have to work them once a week and while it is good money they can be BRUTAL. It's funny, I can do a 12-hr shift no...
    Jan 31
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Two CNA jobs?
    I was curious if anyone works, or has worked, two CNA jobs and what their experience was/is, how they balanced everything, etc. Currently, I'm working two jobs -- I work as a CNA in a group home,...
    Jan 31
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. If you are a male can you ask to only work for male patients?
    Also, I feel it's important to add that the thing about the group home isn't really true. Speaking from personal experience... I'm a CNA working in a group home and we're expected to care for both...
    Jan 30
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. If you are a male can you ask to only work for male patients?
    Not trying to be mean, but I agree with the others who say that you might want to look into a different career path if you absolutely can't handle the possibility of having to clean female genitalia....
    Jan 29
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. CNA/Patient Ratio
    See, I don't even understand how it's even possible to give adequate care with ratios like 1-40, at least not without cutting dangerous corners that endanger the health and safety of the patient....
    Jan 29
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. CNA work
    I work in a kind of unique environment for a CNA, I work at a geriatric group home that houses 6 elderly residents, most with dementia. I work the overnight shift (7p-7a) and my duties are getting...
    Jan 11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Group homes/ residential care homes
    I was curious if anyone else worked in this type of environment as a CNA, and what their experiences were and what they thought of it. Also, what kind of clients you work/worked with.
    Jan 6
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Are nursing homes the only option?
    While nursing homes may be the most common and easiest place to find CNA employment, they certainly aren't the only ones. One of the great things about being a CNA is that you have a variety of...
    Jan 6
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Has a resident/patient ever complained about you?
    A little off-topic, but at the nursing home I was at, they were having aides who had only been there for a month or 2 training new employees... granted, that was a hellhole that I wouldn't have put...
    Jan 6
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. CNA's: Please Read
    ~ Do CNA's have the option of working nights? Yup! CNA schedules tend to be very flexible, and many nursing homes need help filling an 11-7 shift. At the place I'm currently at, I work a 7p-7a,...
    Jan 6
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. Can CNA work with children?
    While the most common CNA jobs are found in geriatric facilities, CNA jobs working with children aren't unheard of. One field you may want to look into is working with developmentally disabled...
    Jan 6
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. Clinical internship...what to expect?
    For me, making rounds every 2 hours consists of brief checks and repositioning (if required), and bed checks to make sure patient is fine and in good condition. Also, depending on the particular...
    Jan 5
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. 2014 Wage Survey For CNAs, Medical Assistants, HHAs, PCTs: Post Here!
    What is your job title (CNA, medical assistanthttp://cdncache-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png, medication aide, HHA, PCT, PCA)? CNA Where are you located? Louisiana What is your...
    Jan 3
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. CAREER CNA'S/PCT' S
    This is something I can never make up my mind about! I'm currently working as a CNA in a group home and I love it to pieces. I love the elderly clients I care for, and everything I get to do for...
    Dec 28, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. how did you guys find your CNA jobs?
    The first CNA job I had, working at a nursing home, I got by applying to the same place I did my clinicals at. My second and the one I'm currently working at, a group home, I found just by doing a...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. hospital vs home health vs LTC
    I haven't tried hospital or home health yet but I've tried two different environments, a typical LTC and a group home. I loved the residents in LTC but the job itself was stressful, mainly due to the...
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. Pressure sores and geriatic facilities
    This is something I've been concerned about recently. I'm a relatively new CNA working in a geriatric group home, and I am curious about the exact causes behind pressure sores and how to prevent...
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Advice if CNA is asked to do med pass
    This is something I was curious about myself, the legality of a CNA passing meds. See, I'm a CNA and my current job has me passing meds, however, it's a bit of a different setting than the usual LTC....
    Nov 3, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. How to handle a resident like this?
    This thread is a bit old and I've since left the facility but I wanted to add something. Even though the resident kept refusing cares from me, the nurse told me that I had to wash her up anyway or...
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. If I don't get this job, I'm done.
    I'm sorry you're having such trouble getting a job as a CNA :/ Have you tried different nursing homes, home health, etc?
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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