Tahlia Stagg, from Coffs Harbour, uploaded her post titled, 'The Aged Care Worker - a day in the life,' on Friday
A confronting description by a young woman on social media has revealed what it is really like to work in aged care.
Tahlia Stagg, from Coffs Harbour, uploaded her post titled, 'The Aged Care Worker - a day in the life,' on Friday.
Her post describes the draining working conditions Ms Stagg and her colleagues endure on a daily basis due to being understaffed.
Ms Stagg's describes an average 'exhausting' day at her workplace beginning at 6:30am when she must get 11 residents ready for breakfast at 8am.
'That's eight minutes and 18 seconds per resident,' Ms Stagg says.
'In eight minutes, I must use a lifter to transfer each resident from their bed to the toilet, from the toilet to the shower, wash them, shave them, dry them, moisturise them, dress them, comb their hair, brush their teeth, apply hearing aids, dress their wounds, transfer them to a wheelchair, tidy their room, make their bed, empty their bin and wheel them to the dining room.'
Once this is done, she then focuses her attention on the remainder of the residents she looks after who are bedridden and cannot communicate.
'They have not yet been cared for, because in a ward of 24 high care residents, 4 nurses can only do so much,' she said.
'Now it's 9am, also known as code brown o'clock. 24 residents, and you better believe they all want the toilet at once.