I love my place of employment, the management is very easy to talk to and the staff are like family. I feel that my job is very rewarding. I work with residents who have some impairment, and help them rebuild strength, self esteem and independence. We work on walking, standing, range of motion, feeding oneself. Sometimes we are very successful example: a man came in, early sixties and had , had a stroke. He couldn't stand, even with help and was like a bowl of jelly. Eight months later , he is walking with a quad cane and two staff.
The hardest part is when a resident becomes depressed because he or she didn't do as well as they did yesterday. I do my very best to be encouraging and let them know everyone has good days and bad.
Not much room to advance