I am currently working as a nursing assistant in a nursing home. At 3:00 pm I am assigned 12 patients who are all incontinent and wheelchair bound.
I am assigned to change their diapers and pants, transfer them alone and by hand from the bed to the wheelchair and place all of them in their place in the dining room by 4:00 pm.
Wheeling a patient from the bedroom to the dining room takes a minute.
This allows on average 4 minutes for each diaper change and transfer. The patients have little to no mobility, little to no awareness of what’s going on and I am doing this manually alone.
Is this abusive?
I have heard that this nursing home has been flagged for having an abnormally high number of injuries.
If I would arrive a half hour earlier the this would increase the time to 6.5 minutes.
Personally 15 minutes sounds reasonable to me.
Any opinions are welcome.