Sunday, October 4, 2009

Without Help

The past three weeks have been long. I have nurses that work for me 24/7. They come for 12 hour shifts from 7 AM to 7 PM and 7 PM to 7 AM. Usually, I will also have a PCA from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM to assist in my morning cares and getting me out of bed. However, for the past few weeks we haven't had a PCA to help during the weekdays, only on Saturday and Sunday. I think we got a little too used to having help because it was very difficult and time-consuming for the nurses to do everything themselves. My mom came down to help out when I needed it so that the nurses wouldn't get burned out. Last Friday I met and interviewed three candidates. I chose two of them because the PCA that works on the weekend will be on maternity leave in two months. They are going to do a split schedule. One of them trained in on Friday and the other yesterday. It was very nice to actually have a PCA to help out. I can't wait to see what they're capable of starting tomorrow.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i fully understand what you mean.. is great to have a pca by your side.. i also just interviewed 1 pca yesterday because my current pca is also going on maternity leave soon