Home jobs require quite a bit of education for the medical field while other jobs may require not that much education. You could just go to school for nine months and be out of school and in a job in less than a year. Caring for patients in assisted living nursing home may be your calling because you like to help older adults.
If you’re a nurse helping the patient walk, something could happen where the patient may slip and fall while in your care. This could be for several reasons. For one the janitor may have mopped the floor, and you didn’t know about it, so you decide to take the resident and walk across the wet floor. This is just common sense because if you see signs that say wet floor, you know very well you shouldn’t have anyone walking in that area unless they want it to end badly. They could also be new or have seen someone do it before, so you think it’s okay.
Working in assisted living nursing home means you have to follow the directions of the family members on specific routines for their family member who’s living in the nursing home at the moment. You can’t disobey any directions they have for you unless they tell you specifically that they don’t want you to do that anymore and they want you to try something different. You want to make them happy that they made the right choice in choosing their care facility for their mother.
The only thing about being in assisted living nursing home is that she may not get the one on one attention you want her to have because there are other residents there that may need more attention than your mother depending on how bad off her condition is. The good thing though is that your mother may get used to the idea of being in a new place and she may get used to making some new friends.
This also happens sometimes where a family member could have a heart attack, or they may pass out from low blood sugar. This is scary especially when you’re not the responsibility of the nurses, and you’re not in their care.
It’s important for you to trust the nurses that take care of your mother. If you feel they’re doing something inappropriate or if they’re not doing something you had recently asked them to do, then either talk to the manager of the nursing home or talk to the patient’s nurse and calmly explaining to them that you had asked them to do something and they’re not doing it. You may need to re-explain it but keep a close eye on the nurse to see if anything she was doing previously is changing.
If your mother or father ends up in the hospital for either food poisoning, seizures, or heart attacks, they may end up being there for a while just because they are at an older age and the doctors need to run more and more tests on them. Doctors usually won’t release patients back to the nursing home unless they’re eating regularly, all their tests come out looking good, or because they are acting and doing much better, then they were when they came in.