In our facility, all baths are sceduled on 7-3 and 3-11. 11-7 will occasionally do a bath if the resident has been refusing on other shifts, if they (resident) is awake and agreeable at the time, and if there is time (and of course the occasional "too messy for a bed bath"). What other shifts seem to not realize is that 11-7 has much less staffing than the other shifts. Granted, there are no meals, appointments, activities, etc., but they have 3-4 times as many residents to care for. And contrary to popular belief, the residents do not sleep all night. Our dementia unit is especially active at night.
Another thing that concerns me -- how do two CNAs get 30 residents up and dressed in just two hours? How can they possibly be giving proper AM care to that many residents in that short of time? On our dementia unit, (40 residents) about half of them are total care, requiring mechanical lifts to get out of bed, incontinent, combative, etc. We get the majority of them out of bed before day shift arrives, but some of them are just in a robe and slippers until after breakfast. Total AM care is done for the "quick" ones, but some of these people take a while to wash and dress.
My other concern is this: how long are the non-ambulatory residents sitting in their wheelchairs waiting for breakfast? Does 7-3 shift come on and immediately start toileting and repositioning the residents that have already been up for several hours before serving breakfast? This just seems like skin breakdown and pressure ulcers waiting to happen. Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you mean by "up and dressed". If not, my heart goes out to you guys for having to run yourselves ragged every morning. What do you do when something unexpected happens that requires extra time? It sounds to me like they need to get more help on your unit if they're expecting you to do all of these things. Good luck to you.
P.S. I know what you mean by not being able to help out like you would like to. I also work 11-7 and have 2 units to cover with med pass, dressing changes, prn meds, and all the other things that go bump in the night. Good thing we were born with super-human powers.