Working in a nursing home is unlike other nursing jobs. For one, you’ll be taking care of people who are in their senior years. Secondly, you’ll be working with residents for the long term, some of which are non-disabled, while others may require special care. All in all, you’ll be helping aging residents to live their fullest potential.
However, just because nursing home residents are primarily seniors in the final stages of their lives, it doesn’t mean there are no injury hazards in the workplace. Many nursing home facilities are understaffed and underfunded that they often become a hotbed for neglect.
You may have read in the news about countless complaints made about nursing homes unable to provide a good work environment for their workers. Worse, even residents may suffer abuses, and there’s more than one great post to read about such nursing home issues.