Caregiver/Personal Assistant (Current Employee), Murfreesboro, TN – December 4, 2013
Pros: love my patience's
Cons: never enough hours
Providing companionship and conversation, stabilization and assistance with walking, preparing meals and cleaning up meal-related items, providing medication reminders and appointment reminders. Performing light housekeeping tasks, washing and ironing laundry, running errands ,accompanying clients to appointments, assisting with bathing, grooming toileting – more... and incontinence issues. Ability to lift, push or pull 25 pounds, ability to bend, twist, stoop, kneel, and reach. Ability to withstand exposure to dust, mold, mildew and cleaning solutions, ability to treat and care for clients and their property with dignity and respect , ability to adapt to various living environments and locations, ability to communicate with clients in a friendly and congenial manner. I have learned to care for those who can't care for themselves or have limited range of motion. Co-workers are friendly, always extending a hand when you need help. Hardest part of my job is leaving my patient for long periods of time and not knowing if they are being properly looked after. The most enjoyable part of my job is knowing that I am helping someone continue to live life without them feeling alone or left out of the world. – less
Main work location, Texarkan, Texas, but traveled weekly to branch offices in Rowlett, Texas and Fort Worth, Texas, as well as to the corporate office located in Tyler, Texas. Traveled approximately 10-13 hours per week. Directly supervised three branch supervisors and approximately 40-50 FT therapists. Enjoyed my time with At Home Healthcare and learned – more... a lot. I was able to advance from an RN Case Manager, to a Branch Supervisor, then to a Pediatric Administrator. The most enjoyable part of my job was being challenged on a daily basis. I also had the opportunity to teach/train and focus on patient and employee satisfaction. The hardest part of the job was the extensive travel involved. – less
healthcare attendant (Current Employee), Paris, TX – August 16, 2013
Pros: time goes by preety fast while working
Cons: cleaning out the potable potty chair
everyday is pretty much the same i wash dishes take out trash make bed sweep mop vacuum clean restroom i have learned that working with the elderly you have to have alot of patience my boss are a pleasure to work for i would say the hardest thing about the job would be cleaning the oven it can get a little greasy at times the best part of my job is – more... the company of my patient – less
Its a job that is under going change on a daily basis, but the people I work with and the end product of patients being cared for make good.
Case Manager (Current Employee), Tyler, TX – July 21, 2013
Pros: being flexible with hours, not being micro managed
Cons: the pay is not good, not par to the community, and the health insurance is very poor quality.
A typical day at work includes scheduling the patient visits, answering question about care delivery, assisting nurses to get day planned and out the door, answering multiple phone calls concering patient care, reviewing clinical notes and auditing for quality care and delivery, as well as compliance with state and federal regualtions, making referrals – more... to DME companies, attend meetings through out the day planning for care delivery. Each day is different to a degree, but these are the basic things that do occur each day. I also do go on patient visits at times. I have learned more about the financial end of the business doing this job, a necessity in today's health insurance climate. I work with a wonderful group of people. We work as a team at all times, and there is no bickering between us, only TEAM WORK. The hardest part of this job is the frustration of management not being consistant from day to day, constant changing to correct the last change, etc. The most enjoyable part of the job is the people I work with, and the patients I am able to help to obtain a better quality of life. – less
Employee (Current Employee), Tyler, Texas – April 25, 2013
Pros: company cars, bonus programs
Not everyone is ready/prepared to work in a home health field. It takes confidence, time management and the desire to be the best at what you do. For the ones that are, this is the perfect facility. Home Health is the future of our society, I'm glad to have joined one that will be there for me.
Field RN (Former Employee), Longview TX – February 26, 2013
Cons: amount of unpaid overtime, mgmt that doesn't care, pt load, corporate big wigs that don't care
I took a job as a field nurse in the Longview office and was told I would be able to make my own schedule and that the job was optimal for family life. LIE! The management was horrible, issues and concerns of staff fell on deaf ears, and you had no choice but to be out in the field from 8 to 5. But work didn't end there. The amount of charting that – more... had to be done kept me and coworkers up until midnight, and that was charting from literally the moment you got home nonstop. I felt the way things fell through the cracks put pts lives at risk and left because I feared for my license. That and it was the worst job I've ever had... – less
Registered Nurse (Former Employee), Paris,Tx – January 9, 2013
Pros: company cars
Cons: overall horrible place to work
Was great place to work for years,then the owner gave too much power to incompetent social climbers and the company focus completely changed.They operate on micro -managing and scare tactics of their employees. The company is very clickish ,esp.the Paris office. Very sorry to be so negative,but it's true.Their focus is far from the well-being of the – more... patient.They have cheated several employees out of their paid time off ,also, Beware of this company! – less
Good learning experience, if you can handle the intimidation
Registered Nurse (Former Employee), Paris, TX – August 22, 2012
Pros: able to work independently
Cons: management through intimidation.
I had a wonderful position, and learned a lot through this company, however, the management was very intimidating, and would often use their personal feelings rather than professional judgement to make decisions.
I like getting to know these people. I enjoyed taking this one lady to the beautiy shop.
Home Health Aide (Current Employee), Rowlett, TX – July 25, 2012
Pros: job is not to far from home.
Cons: not having any work for me.
I would go to the resident's home and do what needs to be done. I learned how to get to Baylor Hospital in Downtown Dallas My supervisors are really nice people. They help in any way they can I don't know any of them. The hardest part is when someone I care for dies or no longer needs me. I love meeting people. Especially the elderly. Ther history is – more... very interesting to me. – less
once you start a routine prettty much have a easy day, i learned alot didn't really work with co-workers,the hardest part of my job was meeting a client getting to know them and then they decease,meeting new people was the best part and knowing at the end of the day you set out to help someone less fortunate and i can look back and say job well done.