I’m a nursing assistant I do ADLs which is daily activity in the morning, morning care basically, I’m the eyes and ears for my nurse.
>>As a nursing assistant, I provide AM care, PM care, friendship, and a lot of other things to residents. I am the one who deals with the resident
on a daily basis. I am the one who sees the mental changes. %uh noticing when the patient eats does not eats. I have more daily contact with the patient than almost anyone else.>>So you kind of lead the conversation. Somebody
like Mr. Shear who has trouble getting thoughts out, what have you found that that helps
you connect with him as a person?>>I guess being that he’s a guy, it’s kind of easier
because we relate to like sports. He tries to talk, you know sometimes he says funny stuff that has
nothing to do with anything>>Sometimes you get hurt.>>Sometimes you get hurt. How’s that feel inside?
>>It makes you angry, because you don’t want nobody
to be hittin on you.>>Right.>>Because, on the other hand you have to
understand that they are residents and they don’t, some of them don’t know.>>We’re trained to try to help people and make them better,
some people aren’t able to get better.>>You feel uncomfortable?>>uh huh.
>>A little?>>A little.>>A little. Your arms bother you? I work on a chronic unit. I mean the slightest change can mean really death for any of my patients
and I have to look out for them at all times.>>So simple things, things that we take for granted that if you can do for people make an
enormous difference it sounds like.>>You feel like family and you make them feel special.>>Does it is make you feel good?>>Yeah, it makes me
feel good cause I feel excited to know that I’m helping them out.