I worked the overnight shift and some morning shifts as a CNA. My duties included caring for all the men on one hall. There were 18 rooms with two men in each, except for one private room. I would care for them at night, providing incontinent care, repositioning each every two hours, bathing eight individuals per morning, giving them haircuts and shaves, assisting with dressing, grooming, personal hygiene, assisting with meals as necessary, and providing comfort and understanding at all times. Then nurses called this group the "grumpy old men" because before I came to work there, some had refused bathing for days, even weeks for a couple and did not participate in activities, they were sullen and reclusive for the most part. They just need to be treated with the dignity and respect they deserved. It took me a few days to win their respect and cooperation but managed to get them all to bath regularly, assist in their own care and become friendly with not only me but others. I was touched when I gave my two week notice to go to work for College Park and the residents on my hall gave me a going away party in the lounge. Some of the "grumpy old men" even cried. I almost didn't go, but thought it was a good opportunity and gave me a shift that was going to work with my schooling schedule.