Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It wasn't even a couple months.

Heck, it hasn't even been a month since I posted this http://ktreecna.blogspot.com/2009/03/when-overwhelmed-pick-tree.html
and talked about how I might be getting to know a new DON. Ours walked last night although it's unclear whether she went of her own volition or not.

In any event, the changes continue. Every day is a new adventure. At least I'm never bored.


ElderGuru.com said...

Aaah, the drama never ends. It's good not being bored.

Patti said...

This is common in my experiences. A DON lasts about a year and a half, up my way. And when they leave, it causes staff anxiety and concern. Administrators also tend to come and go like the seasons, too.
LTC is a high turnover profession.

K. Tree said...

I've been at the facility for nearly 14 months. In that time, we've had 3 DON's (one quit between the time I got hired and the time I actually came to work) and 3 administrators.

We are currently DON-less and rumors are spreading already about the new Administrator throwing up her hands and leaving.

I wonder, sometimes, if this situation is more common in "for profit" nursing homes. I've never worked anywhere else, so I have no point of comparison.

Patti said...

Holy CRAP! That's worse than what I've seen...Good Grief. Just when you all get used to one, they leave and you gotta get to know a NEW one.

I'd hate that.