Techs Please! I also work long term care. In all honesty a good tech is worth her/his weight in gold. With 35 to 40 patients to watch over, sometimes unfortunately the techs see the patients more than I do. I assess residents when I get to work and frequently throughout the day. However, a good tech will often notice changes in the patient between times I see them and will report those changes to me. I could not do the job nearly as well without my techs!