I’ve been doing this work for over 20 years now and had my unfair share of injuries while performing my duties. I have often heard bosses moan and groan about worker comp rates and cost loss problems. Those of us who work in this field KNOW getting hurt on the job is almost…part of the job at times.
An article here validates this:
We’ve seen reality shows featuring dirty jobs, cops and coal miners. I wonder if it’s time for one showing a day-in-the-life of nursing home workers. Most of us don’t give much thought to what goes on inside of nursing homes, that is until a friend or family member needs to reside in one. What might appear as a quiet, slow-paced, restful setting is usually a stress-filled, physically-demanding environment for the people who work in them. Lifting and moving patients from beds, toilets, recliners, showers, and wheelchairs can cause all sorts of injuries, but then throw on top of that, the body fluids and infectious agents, staffing shortages, and violent patients and family members. On second thought, it’s probably not a tv show that would attract many viewers.
I think it would be good to have a reality show on Life in The Nursing Home. A Day In The Life of a Nursing Home Worker.