Anyone working or had been worked as geriatric nurse?

İ m working as whitecollar in education ministry and i m fine.but i m worrying about my further career.it s really low possibilities to loose my current job but i just want reliable b plan for my career.thats why i want to study geriatric nursing and i m wonder if anyone you guys working or had been worked in this field.

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I was a volunteer in an assisted living facility as the activities director assistant. I lasted 6 months and started to get worn down. It is really hard work requiring lots of patience. I continued to visit one on one with someone there for a few months and then stopped.

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I worked mostly with geriatric patients during my entire ten year career as an RN. I’ve always loved the elderly. Especially the confused elderly.

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I think @Ooorgle used to do this, but I haven’t seen him on here for a while.

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I’m working towards being geriatric. Can’t help you with the nursing bit.

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I have certificate 3 in aged care and worked a little.

I couldn’t handle the time pressure and the boss girls were horrible to me.

If i could have only a few clients I’m comfortable with and they comfortable with me I could do the work but i don’t go well with all people.

I liked my boss at woman’s Muslim care work place.she was nice.I only cleaned at that place though.

Wish i could have a client to care for.

I don’t work now.

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I was a CNA in geriatric care and memory care.

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I have some experience with geriatric populations.

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What was the hardest part in geriatric care @SkinnyMe .changing diaper is hardest part i reckon but i m not sure.i m fine with most of the stuff but changing brief is kind a problematic for me but i think i can use to it that.one of the guy who work in geriatric care used to say that he doesn t do much except changing diapers and he said you can use to it that

P.s. İ also like elderly care.

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Yeah I did. I really liked it compared to working with other populations. I just like the elderly. It’s hard work though, the patients are on a TON of meds, usually with a bunch of different medical conditions going on that need to be managed. And if they have dementia it may be a total care situation.

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Cleaning up BMs and urine was not the hardest part of caring for geriatric patients. In fact, that was the easiest part. Replacing pulled out tubes, and bringing them back from the brink of death, were the hardest parts of caring for them.
@Ocean_spray

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Thank you for encouraging words @SkinnyMe .i really want to be good geriatric nurse.i think i can handle it.i think if i be good nurse plenty of jobs will be available for me.because in my country old population raising like sky rocketing

Idk. Long term care geriatric nursing was about all I could handle with my sza disorder. Acute care hospital and clinic nursing were MUCH too stressful for me. So stressful that everyone decided that I couldn’t be an RN anymore. @Ocean_spray

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What is so stressful about.can you give example.