Originally posted by JentleOne
I have been in LTC for 20 yrs now. It blows my mind that people, even nurses think our profession in Geriatrics is a "lazy" one!!! I love what I do, and especially enjoy our Medicare wing. But yesterday I worked my butt off, and do most of the time. With paper work, meds, IVs, hospital transfers and admits, I'm swamped at times. I am not putting down hospital nurses, but every time we get a patient from the hospital, we get bed sores along with him/her. Why is that? Don't they care about skin issues like we do/are required to? I plan on going back to school this summer or maybe fall to get my RN. Mostly it's the title I've always dreamed about. I'll probably stay in LTC on Medicare somewhere. Our facility just got a new DNS, she is a block of ice. :>( Our staff is quitting and dropping like flies. We are losing a gal in Medical Records, 2 RCMs,possibly 2 LPNs, and 2 more LPNs are taking RCM positions and our staffing is going to the dogs, plus we are NOT allowed to use agency! Any ideas? Need a morale booster badly!HELP! I am already pretty much full time, but I think I may be working more next month. I am a mom to 6 boys, 2 sets of twins included. I started day shift Feb 9th but not by choice, and now I love it. I had worked PMs my entire career. As for how could I work in one of THOSE places? My answer is How could I not?