Direct Care Worker (Former Employee), Romulus, MI – March 30, 2014
Advanced care was a pretty decent place to work. Low wages, zero benefits, direct deposit. The hours were pretty set and predictable. Residents seemed happy and pleased. An average day consisted mostly of med passing, meal preparation, and cleaning. While I was there I was only responsible for 6 residents at a time. Sometimes I was offered overnight pay which was nice. The company is actually very small and chances of a reduction of hours or even lay offs are high.
Personal Care Attendant (Former Employee), Minneapolis, MN – September 4, 2013
Pros: company has online quality reviews
Cons: no medical beneifits or vacation time
Taking care of clients personal needs. Client always polite and thanking me for being there for him/her. My experience taught me to be compassionate to someone else needs. The hardest part of the job was when the client became ill and had to be hospitalized. The best part of my job was knowing that the clients needs were met.
Driver (Current Employee), Farmingdale, NY – July 26, 2013
Pros: flexible hours
Its a good second job, but the there are practically no benefits and it requires you to use your own car to travel. It does put a lot of miles on your vehicle and does not compensate you enough to maintain your vehicle. However the job is very easy and does not take too much time out of your day.
Homemaker (Former Employee), 1415 Park Ave. Minneapolis, MN – February 5, 2013
Pros: meeting people.
Cons: not being able to take certain clients because of transportation issues.
Cleaned clients homes or assited client with cleaning. Made sure that I followed through on the tasks the client wanted done. I always finished my work on time and efficiently.
I learned that if you clean anything, you need a pattern. I would make sure that I always started in specifc areas like the bed rooms to dust, and wipe windows then work my way out. I'd clean all rooms outside the bathroom first in case the client or any guest needed to use it.The one thing I remmeber clients really appreciated was that I did not go back and forth tracking germs from the bathroom to the living room or other areas of the house. The kitchen was the second to the last task. After the kitchen was cleaned I'd mop from there to the bathroom, and once the bathroom was clean I'd mop my way from the inside to the outside of the bathroom,. By that time the kitchen and the rest of the floors would be dry already. A lot of thought went into planning how I'd clean each home.
Management was great. I communicated with my supervisors a lot while I worked there. Let them know my concerns and feedback on the work environment.
The hardest part about the job was not being able to work with a vast amount of clients like I wanted. The clients I could work with were limited.
The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to plan out how I would clean someones home. And meet all kinds of different people in the process. I made a difference and helped people out.