I need to let off some steam!!!!!!!!! The famous restructioning is under way. Our new boss showed us a sheet that represents the flow of a residents "12 hour" day. The sheet is broke into 1/2 hour inclements. She would like an activity for every 1/2 from 8am to 8pm. There are only two of us for 85 residents (45 are rehab residents that change every week, with about 10 admissions and discharges per week) To make this work she would like us to adjust our schedule to work partical shifts, which to me means 7 days a week and fill in the time we are not there with volunteers. I live 30minutes from work, with gas $2.75 per gallon. Its crazy for me to drive to work for a few hours. Don't get me started on volunteers. There are very few that are reliable and able to run a program or even want to. It is work. The residents don't just show up to programs. I go to their rooms. Sell the program to them, transfer them to w/c, transport them to the program, run the program, take the residents back to their room, transfer them back to recliners, clean up the program. And this is certainly not done in a 1/2 hour. When I try to explain this to her. She says "break down the barriors" or a "we can make this happen" I use to leave work feeling good about the things I did, and looking forward to the next day activity. Now I feel like I can't do enough and what will change tomorrow.
Let's completely disregard accesments, planning, shopping, one on one, set up, ect...... There is no time for this with an activity every 1/2 hour.
Do I ride this out, or do I run?