Long term care is really THIS bad??? - page 2

I have just finished up getting my CNA certification and decided to do some volunteer hours at a local long term care facility to bulk up my resume (and due to the lacking jobs). The facility SEEMED... Read More

  1. by   CapeCodMermaid
    We provide a gluten free diet if one is ordered by the doc. We even have separate toasters so the gluten cootie crumbs don't touch the gluten free bread.
  2. by   narcolepticnurse
    It highly depends on where you work. The facility I was an STNA at and where my mom works (different county) is good to both patients and staff. Family owned of course and the food is good too! . Now, the place I worked for 2.5 years out of school is also family owned, but is atrocious to staff and make pretty inexcusable cuts to drive profits up. In a place like that you'll burn out faster than a Fourth of July sparkler. Thank god I start my first hospital job soon.
  3. by   BrandonLPN
    No, it's not that bad. Nurses tend to grossly exaggerate when it comes to LTC. I think all those LTC nurses who wistfully pine for that hospital job.... have never actually worked in a hospital. It's nothing like clinicals. You get more than 2 pts for one thing.... spend a couple weeks on a med surg floor and then come back and tell me how bad LTC is.....
  4. by   NamasteNurse
    Not all facilities are like that. My facility doesn't allow cell phones, and we have to look nice. No tattoos, (they have to be covered), no dangly earrings, no pink/blue/ bright crayon red hair! Yes, they enforce all of these.

    The no cell phone rule really helps. I hate seeing people on their phones instead of caring for residents, but I am over 50.

    Anyway, I'd say find a new place to work. Sounds like you are 'old school' too, which is a very good thing! xo