Tuesday, March 31, 2009

~BLAH - BLAH - BLAH~

Well lets see, where do I begin? There's so much going on in my BRAIN that I'm not sure where to start at ~lol~ ............I guess I'll start by telling you all that I have been so FRUSTRATED with the company that I am working for as a CNA. The company has been bought out and now we have new owners that are really turning things upside down! Now we are learning that the new owners are more concerned about their money intake than the well being of the elderly! This has been very sad for us workers and of course for the residents as well. They have cut back on help which I understand the economy is really bad right now, but being low staffed has made it much harder on us CNA'S to perform our duties properly. The less help we have the harder it is to care for the elderly the way we should. I am talking about being able to assist to them in time when they need our help, but when you are tied up with one of the elderly and lights are going off down the hallways and we can't get to them right away until we are finished with what we are trying to do. So by the time we get to them they have already wet themselves or they have had some other disaster happen and had to wait longer then they should have to get the service that they needed sooner! Now I am learning that the new owners are taking away their briefs !#@%@#!.......WHAT ARE THEY THINKING????? Most of our residents wear pull up briefs and by doing this we are going to have our hands full. ((((YIKES)))) Like we already don't have our hands full now! So what I see is going to happen is when they have their accidents while they are laying in bed or even sitting in a chair we will have to deal with them lying or sitting in there own mess until we can get to them. First we are short staffed and now if they don't have a brief on this means it will be all over the place! This totally SUCKS...........And then we will have to get them all clean up and get new sheets and covers and clean clothes and so on! This could happen all day long, by the time we get one person cleaned up we will be running trying to get the next person cleaned up. When this all can be avoided if they keep letting them use BRIEFS!!!!!! Get the picture guys? Where do we have the time to get all of our duties done if we are having to deal with this kind of situation?????? This is just a little bit that I am sharing with you all, if I were to go into all of it you would be getting tired of reading this! I just wanted to share a little of what I am having to deal with at my company that I am still working for. BUT how much longer can I deal with this ?????? It's hard enough trying to take care of 9 to 12 residents on your own to accomplish what needs to be done on your shift and now they are going to wonder why certain things have not been done because of their STUPID ideas of making more money!!!!!! First of all ((( STATE-LAW ))) says each CNA is to only have (3) residents at a time! We are having anywhere to 9 or 12, now do you see what I am getting at! HOW are we going to handle doing everything if they really do take away the briefs? They already took the baby-wipes away which means we now use wash cloths which takes more of our time because after we are done cleaning the resident up we have to go to the hopper room and rinse the wash rags out before they go into the laundry containers. The laundry crew will not clean them if there is any stuff left on them. So this is taking more of our time away from the elderly! I really do feel SORRY for the residents, and I wish I could change things around, but this one is totally out of my hands except that I am having to work harder then I need to! And the elderly have to suffer like this. I love what I do for a living but I just don't see how there are people out there that can treat the elderly the way they are! Well I have shared enough for now, thank you for taking the time to come over and read my BLOG! May God be with you all....................Love,Stacy

10 comments:

Mike Golch said...

Stacy,I like the new look,hugs my friend.Thank you for stopping by to comment on my blog.{{{Hugs}}}}

Wanda's Wings said...

Stacy,
It's a crime that the patient always has to suffer the "cut backs". as well as the staff. It is good to see you blogging again. Try not to get exhausted at work and be sure to take care of yourself.

Tamara (TC) said...

Stacy,

I feel for you and what you are dealing with. It is very upsetting when concern over dollars is more important than the care of the Residents or the concerns and needs of the staff. Best of luck to you. You are doing really good, important work.

Hugs,
Tamara

Tracy said...

Hugs sis. You know i am always so amazed that my twin is a cna! Yayyyy, You already know how proud i am of you... what you do not know is that i am also in awe of you. You amaze me with the depth of your strength, and your of how very compassionate you are! These people you are tending are so lucky to have you in their corner. They need someone who cares as much as you do, especially when it appears that the people running the show care more about cutting corners, then the care of thier patients. (((Stacy)))) You are such a blessing, and i am beyond proud of you.

Just Be Real said...

Stacy, thank you for sharing from your heart. I see your pain and being upset is very normal. It is a sad society we live in at times!

Blessings dear one.

Mary said...

Hi Stacy, you are so right, it is so sad when money is more important than the elderly. Things are like that here in Canada also. Too many cutbacks, but the guy at the top gets millions of dollars..cutbacks=more money for him..and it's not right. Love the new look, take care...hugss.Mary

Hopefulsl said...

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR LOVELY COMMENTS AND SHOWING ME YOUR SUPPORT ON THIS TOPIC!!
WISH I COULD SAY THAT IT IS GETTING BETTER BUT ACTUALLY IT HAS GOTTEN WORSE :( ALL I CAN DO IS TRY TO HANG IN THERE FOR THE ELDERLY CAUSE THEY REALLY NEED OUR HELP......GOD BESS YOU ALL-AND I HOPE TO POST A NEW BLOG SOON...........LOVE,STACY

'Tart said...

I know you're doing a great job and you are on the front lines on one the most important jobs out there - taking care of our elderly. I feel strongly about this because I saw what happened to my grandmother and I was just thinking the other day how important elderly care is as the one thing we should be afforded and have to depend on others if we are so 'lucky' to be in old age is our dignity. It's people like you that actually care about that dignity and that's just one of the things that makes you an angel.

I'm sorry things are so bad and that I haven't been on MySpace in so long. Know that I am thinking of you and am sending good thoughts your way.
Love,
Tart

Wanda's Wings said...

JUST CHECKING IN ON YOU! HOPE ALL IS WELL.

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