How many years should a CNA (certifie...

How many years should a CNA (certified nurse's aide) work before they retire?

Created by SAJ2000 on Jan 9, 2010

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I care

Watertown, NY

#43 Jan 14, 2012
I've done this CNA work for over 30 years now.
And now my back is 100% totaled.
Kiss this

Decatur, IL

#44 May 21, 2012
notfunjustnotfun wrote:
who the hell cares alls you do is wipe peoples asses
. You one day will need se one to care for you if it where for the ones that you say only wip ass we do more then that we have a heart we care for you or a family members that can not be cared for by people like you or don't want to care or can't tack care of some one I see it and do care for people ever day we are the ones that get your loved one up in the morning and bath then and feed then and tack them to the bath room and. Seems day in and day out carrying for them we are just like a family member to them we are there when they pass we are the ones that know what they want and what they like and don't like we now when they are sick and need to go to the hospital so think be for you open you big fucking mouth if it was not for a cna or as you call use an ass wip per the nurse would not know what is going on thank you ass hole I have been a cna or as you call use ass wiper of 11 years you would not know the frost thing that comes to doing are job you have to have a heart to do this job and we can say you don't by the way you say the things that we do is just whipping ass
ccridah1

United States

#45 May 17, 2014
CNAunite wrote:
Where are all the certified nurse aides out there?
If you are one...please vote. if you know someone who is doing this work...please, direct them to this forum. They might have some good ideas or information.
i. I say,get a 401k, I have Bern a C.M.A. for over 20 years,and those of you who think we cannot make good salaries,think again. One is with experience and Home Care is a great option,but some cities pay pennies compared to others, also....depends on the company! I love my job and my clients,I, too,think I was born to care for others,I love it!
ccridah1

United States

#46 May 17, 2014
ccridah1 wrote:
<quoted text> i. I say,get a 401k, I have Bern a C.M.A. for over 20 years,and those of you who think we cannot make good salaries,think again. One is with experience and Home Care is a great option,but some cities pay pennies compared to others, also....depends on the company! I love my job and my clients,I, too,think I was born to care for others,I love it!
C.N.A.,I MUST proofread next time :-)
t POLITIX

Ilion, NY

#47 May 17, 2014
until they don't stop at a YIELD sign
ccridah1

Colorado Springs, CO

#48 May 17, 2014
ccridah1 wrote:
<quoted text> i. I say,get a 401k, I have Bern a C.M.A. for over 20 years,and those of you who think we cannot make good salaries,think again. One is with experience and Home Care is a great option,but some cities pay pennies compared to others, also....depends on the company! I love my job and my clients,I, too,think I was born to care for others,I love it!
For the people that think we just wipe people's butts, we do, but that might YOUR butt that gets wiped in the future, and watch what you say, because there are nurses aides I've reported for abuse, only 2 in 21 years,and that's enough for me, but...you'd better hope you get a good one like me and do many others out there! We do things for your relatives that you'll never know and some of you appreciate us for! Anyway...I've heard 23 years is a retirement for Nurses Aides, I think that's long enough. You are right,there should be a cap in years,because j told a nurse, she was retired/disabled,that a patient had expired ( died) and she was not only slow,but took TWO HOURS to go in there! Sad!!!!Last comment, there is a weight limit for C.N.A.s, but I don't know how well its practiced. Like in N.C. it is, because there's more Obese people there,than say, Colorado. Much Love peoples, take care!
Angel in disguise

Baltimore, MD

#50 Sep 27, 2014
The long and hard
Tired of Being a CNA

Kingston, IL

#51 Nov 3, 2014
CNAís are tired of being taken advantage of. We are tired of being underpaid, unappreciated and overworked. We are tired of being treated like maids instead of healthcare professionals. We are tired of employers looking at us being as replaceable as toilet paper. If you are a CNA or thinking about becoming one you might want to hear from others who already have the job, at a CNA forum ( tiredofbeingacna ), itís not at all what they tell you itís going to be, it's a lot worse.
fyi

Sutton, MA

#52 Nov 3, 2014
CNA is to me the bottom of the barrel healthcare worker. Low wage hard work job. A CNA should never be that their entire career. They should get experience and knowledge. They should go to work and do job without issue. They should then further their education to move up to the next level. And the next and on. Along the way you should invest in 401k. Most employers match. That's how you retire.
anitamassengil

New York, NY

#53 Nov 3, 2014
Rosie wrote:
The reason there are no contracts signed with CNAs is because the facility would not be able to enforce such a contract because they're not legal. Sometimes the nursing homes do conduct classes or pay for students to take the MVCC CNA class or even BOCES, but if NYS comes in with deficiencies the C.N.A. classes can no longer be given - per NYS. It's a kind of punishment to the facility for their deficiencies. I am not a C.N.A. but hired a bunch and it is definitely very hard work - not only that - you get crap from the LPNs, RNs, other dept members, family members and C.N.A.s who've been working longer than you have. Your 401K is really the only thing offered for retirement in a majority of nursing homes. People who have retired from professions (not just health) are having to take part time jobs to make ends meet. Think about being your own boss and working outside of the facility doing either personal care or light health care. You would have the option of saying whether or not you wanted that patient or not. There are some very good aides out there who really care but a lot just put in their time for a paycheck. There's a shortage of C.N.A.s in the area so go with the place that offers the most in retirement.
I agree totally most people see aides as scum. They might say it but they really do especially nurses but if it was not for aides nothing would be done . As a CNA myself for 11 years it makes me sick when an aide becomes a nurse and then no shock they start shitting on aides i can say about 10 or so that i have seen do that about 8 were aides first. Im sorry LPN or RN makes those people no better than any good aide i know. To all fellow great aides. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!
Tee

Tampa, FL

#54 Tuesday Aug 11
I've been a cna for 5years and I'm tired of it this was my first job I want to see what else is out there

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