2 night staff for 25 residents.
No seniors on night shifts.
3 day staff for the 25 residents and home manager on most days but in the office.
This morning, I was left alone with 10 residents in the dining hall, 3 who wander the building in tears, 2 who are physically and verbally aggressive, one who is very out of sorts and walks into people's rooms and moves chairs and tables around the building randomly.
Then a lady who constantly abuses staff of neglect, she asked to get up standing on several occasions but I was alone and she is a 2 to 1, so I kept telling her I needed 2 people to do it and she kept saying how cruel it was to treat people this way and leave them in pain, how awful we are etc.
Surely these numbers are far too low? I know it is likely the same for many places and that it's a question of money.
I was left on my own because my night colleague and the 3 day staff went into a room to do the handover, they really don't all need to be there for it. It was also past the time I was supposed to leave, and I was run ragged.
It makes me sad for the residents and I'm just interested to know if anyone's worked in care with better conditions? Thank you
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