Monday, March 31, 2014
So again today and into tomorrow we have a rain and freezing rain warning.. I ask what happen to spring.. Last Wednesday we got hit with 47 cm of snow and high winds blizzard to be exact. Sunday was freezing rain and rain. Here we go again starting Monday off with a bang..I am so done with winter.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
I wanted to wish a happy birthday to the two best friends I could ever ask for..One celebrates tomorrow and the other on Monday.. I hope you both have a super day and thanks for being the true friends you are..
A friend is someone who cares
Someone who is always there
A friend is someone special
Someone who you can tell everything
A friend is someone who will never betray you
No matter who doesn't like you
A friend is someone you can trust
Someone kind of like you...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
I have had the honor of hearing Matt Andersen live a few times in Wolfville during Apple Blossom. He's a great musician with a great voice.. Thought I would share a few of his video with you.. Hope everyone is having a great day.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
I recently heard a comment made that CCA workers are nothing more then glorified housekeepers.. So this is what my rant is about today.. I want to take you on a walk though a day in the life of a CCA worker and you decide for yourself if they are glorified housekeepers.
A CCA works 12 hours of rotating shifts.. Most times working short staffed..let's take today for example.. They were down a total of five staff members.. The staff that have worked all day are now going to be putting in 16 hours instead of 12..
Approxmiemently 80% of the clients are in wheelchairs , not up walking around. This means they have to use a mechanical lift to get them in and out of bed.
They do all of their daily living activities, which include, bathing, dressing, brushing their teeth, combing their hair etc. They serve them their meals, and feed the ones who can no longer feed themselves.
As a CCA they are also required to report on clients falls and near near misses, clients aggression, changes in clients, clients appointments, and any other info that might impact the care and safety of the client.
They do inventory, replenish charts, thin charts, label clothing, set tables, clean wheelchairs and walkers, do hourly checks on clients whereabouts, do recreation, sanitize equipment, do laundry. They also change adult briefs full of urine, and bowel movements. They get slapped, pinched, clawed, yelled at, spit on and bitten.
At the same time :
They care for people who can not care for themself anymore.. They are their family when their own family is not there.. They are a friend, they listen to their stories, they hold their hand when they are scared, they comfort them when they are at the last stages of life. To me this is not a glorified housekeeper. This is a CCA so please do not judge me for I look after your family when you're not there.