Friday, July 2, 2010

Is it wrong...

Because I, using my new found seniority, have requested to change from my current hall, to the recently vacated hall? My hall is LTC, very very heavy load. Always full, not much changes that doesn't require a body bag. Yeah very dark and graphic sorry. But its so bad that I have 28 residents who's treatments and meds i have memorized. This of course is a good thing. But for me it equals burn out.

So the other hall is the medicare hall. More turn over, as most come in for PT/OT or some rehab of some such, and then go home. There are a few of the LTC type. But they are more with it. Less treatments and actually less in the med pass department, & also less psych!

But hey, the new person is technically pool and well NEW! So she'd has to roll with it to make the bucks. I did.

So whatcha think? Of course the residents that I have that are with it are totally bummed I am switching. But its my sanity ya know?


  1. I totally understand. I work in a LTC facility in the Alzheimer's wing. It is ALOT of work especially because most cannot do ANYTHING on their own, and you have to constantly watch them as if they are 3 yr olds! But you learn to love them, so that's why I just switched to an easier shift! :) good luck!

  2. Rank has it's privledges and everyone needs to do their time. Go for it and good luck!

  3. 當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................