hard paced job with not enough time to deal with clients needs
This nursing home, although it is comfortable and well placed does not place enough concern to clients needs, there is not enough staff and no time to actually talk to the residents, often they are left waiting for periods of time for there toiletting and other requirements.
sometimes all an elderly person wants is somebody to sit down and have a chat with them and because there is not enough staff, you do not have the time to do this.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the residents themselves, getting to know them and generally knowing what you do is worthwhile.
The hardest part of the job is the hours i.e. 12 hour shifts and trying to get every job done with the lack of staff.
interactivity with residents
long hours, have to pay for lunch, staff on a pay freeze with the last 3 years