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LTC vs Assisted living

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didi768 has 25 years experience and specializes in VA, Ortho, Med/Surg.

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Update: they offered me days and I left in a heartbeat buttttt I would now never suggest working in AL without at least a year under your belt. You won't gain any skills!!

You left after being offered day shift you mean?

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didi768 has 25 years experience and specializes in VA, Ortho, Med/Surg.

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I had a job in assisted living for 2 years. I ended up going back to skilled nursing. In my AL, there were 3 buildings. 2 buildings were AL and 1 building had a locked dementia unit on the ground floor with 3 floors of independent living residents above. We had med techs and PCAs. Often, I would have a med pass to do for 25 residents plus I would be the only nurse for 3 buildings. There were a few times on night shift that I had to carry keys for 4 carts from 2 different buildings. It was absolutely insane and very unsafe. There needs to be more regulation in the assisted living business. Our residents were very sick also. We had diabetics, hospice patients, 2 assists, and wounds. I am much happier working in skilled care.

That is EXACTLY why in Minnesota I quit on my first night. Plus, three ppl cracked their heads open and bled.

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Mscoleman78! I hear that. I am just starting my prereqs for nursing. I have over 10 years in health-care from medical assisting to cardio tech to registering in the ER. I know I DO NOT want to work in a hospital and do bedside nursing. You do what works well for YOU. Im happy to read that you found your niche and it is working out for you. Im reside in IL as well by Schaumburg.

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Congrats Chicarocks!

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