Photo Gallery

Bryson Smith leans back against a table.  He is wearing his green FunRun vest and a big smile.

Bryson Smith was his usual laid back self at the Austin Fun Run this year.

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  1. My first real job was a certified nurse’s asasstint in a nursing home. As I moved on thru life for the next 6 years thereafter I worked in several other nursing homes and similar facilities. I adored working as a CNA because the work suited me and I loved the elderly. You indicated you’d like to hear what other folk’s thoughts are on the workers. Unfortunately, even though I worked in 2 different states and many different facilites, my opinion of my coworkers and the jobs I have seen them perform is that about most care more or less about the elderly they work for but 50% or more of my coworkers have been hardened by the uncaringness of folks around them and their work is lacking greatly. I had some caring folks train me and it taught me to work hard. But because the staff is very much a cliche overworked, underpayed, underappreciated by people at the top there are SO many ways to get away with doing a poor job. Staff may appear to be supervised but we are very much doing our work behind the scenes in order to enable privacy for our patients. Patients may or may not know that they are being mistreated, and if the do, they may likely feel like keeping mum about poor treatment do to an employee’s retaliation behind the scenes, etc etc. After working as a nurse’s aid, and also seeing my memere placed in a facility (against my wishes) which went exactly as I guessed it would, I would never ever place my loved ones or my in-laws in a facility. The care they receive there is so variable from day to day. The facility could be beautiful, bright, cheery and have great food, but if an aid puts dirty clothing on you, doesn’t do a good job helping you wash up, skips a pad change, doesn’t bother clipping nails until they smell just endless amounts of details that could make someone uncomfortable to downright sick, details that are so easily passed over by busy workers then the facility is no good in my opinion. I have no suggestions on how to figure out if an employee is a good one or not. I just feel that it is so unlikely that I could count on good care for my loved one, day after day, that I personally will never place a family member in a nursing home, center, etc.

    • Hi, I’m doing my dissertation on art acivitsm at the moment and I’m very interested in this image. Was it an artist or group of, that completed it? What materials were used? Did it’s positioning make an impact? I’d be grateful for any information you could give me

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