Great Manager. Works with employees to place them in the right environment.
Private Caregiver (Current Employee), Bristol, Tn – August 10, 2014
This is a nice family owned business to work for. They work with their employees schedules to make it possible for the employees to work and have a family life. I highly recommend them as an employer for those working in care giving.
Productive and fun workplace with opportunities to improve skills and knowledge.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee), Mill Valley, CA – June 28, 2014
Pros: learning new skills, professionalism, quality care
Cons: distance from home, long commute
A typical day at work involves providing one-on-one health care to clients in their private home environment and maintain interdisciplinary communication. I learned wound care and treatment management skills with a variety of geriatric clients. I also learned to provide effective Foley care and sympathetic hospice care. I managed clients' medications – more... and nursing care plans. I worked closely with my co-workers in order to achieve continuity of care for all clients, even though we work independently per shift. The hardest part of the job was the emotional involvement and investment with my clients and their families when clients passed away since I provided long-term care. However, I still enjoy the relationships I developed with the clients and their families. – less
Care Giver (Former Employee), roseville,ca – March 21, 2014
Pros: great clients.
Cons: bad boss's, and bad "rules" that can change how long or short your hair is
Most of the clients were awesome. I cared for the people i helped. the bad thing about this company is the people behind the desks..... i had to chop all my hair off to keep up with the " hair off the neck" rule for them to fire me 2 weeks later, and im NOT a short haired kind of girl. then they set me up to be fired telling me i had no clients then – more... the next day saying im late for work, and fired me for it. when i was never late for this job, never called off or missed a day of work, many times i came in on last minuet calls all through the night. – less
Certified Nursing Assistant/ Home Health Aide (Former Employee), Overland Park, KS – March 11, 2014
Pros: working with different types of clients w/different needs
Cons: working in different cities in ks & mo but not being compensated for mileage
I enjoyed BrightStar because they allow their employees to assist the clients in a lot of different areas, from childcare to 24 hour home healthcare. I learned that not every client will need or expect the same things and that it is always a plus to let the client know that you are there to help them, not take over there home.
One fact that I personally – more... enjoyed about the management was that they weren't afraid to let the client(s) know that they would be expected to help the aide help them, especially if the client only needed assistance with rehabilitation..
The most difficult thing I encountered with BrightStar is getting some clients to realize that they can still do most of their daily activities themselves and after they come to that realization their self confidence level goes way up! That always has and always will make me feel good! – less
Caregiver (Current Employee), Roseville, CA – February 27, 2014
Management is very frequently confused and do not check your schedule before asking if you can work thus double booking or declining to give you jobs before even checking with you. Communication leaves much to be desired. You have to pester them for work. Way too many employees and not enough work. There is not any room for advancement and there are – more... no included benefits. can go months without work or work way too much. feast or famine with hours. Coworkers are often unprofessional. – less
Licensed Practical Nurse (Current Employee), Cedar Knolls, NJ – February 25, 2014
My work schedule is comprised mainly of providing home healthcare to patients. The interesting aspect of this job is that duties vary according to the specific patient. I work independently in the field so there's very little interaction with my co-workers with the exception of the office staff. On occasion, Wellness Clinics provides us the opportunity – more... to work with our co-workers. I find this to be very enjoyable. The downside to this job is ending a case due to different circumstances after a bond has been formed with patient and or family. – less
Medical Assistant (Current Employee), Centerville, OH – February 19, 2014
Pros: work at your own pace
Cons: no job security
*assist patient w/ daily task such as the following *shower *clean and/cook *run errands *assist w/ meds & injections *take to and from appointments and personal task *If it's a skilled patient then i will have to give the bath or shower assist w/ dressing, comb hair if male shave them cook clean and assist feeding when needed and do personal runs for – more... them as well, *take vitals – less
Caregiver (Former Employee), Sacramento, CA – December 16, 2013
Pros: working with clients of varies of back grounds and learning about health conditions of the brain, nervous system, and heart
- A typical day at work, I recieved a call from brightstar to cover a shift immediately after my shift was over. After my scheduled days of work was over I already had plans in place to complete some errans.
I immediately called and rescheduled my plans, for the following day. My co-worker was relieved and management was pleased.
The hardest part – more... of the day was figuring out how was I going to be able to work a double shift and take care of errans.
The most enjoyable part of the day was figuring it all out and being able to continue the day stress free.
I learned that unexpected things can and will occur at work, so I must be prepared. – less
Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee), Duluth, GA – December 15, 2013
Pros: they are very flexible.
Cons: the pay rate could be higher.
My days at work varies based on each patients' needs. Sometimes, I can be extremely busy, and another time, I can be moderately busy. Every patient has different needs and I am there to meet their needs. The office manager normally works with the CNAs and ensure that we suit each patient's personality. The hardest part of my job is working with patients – more... that have different illnesses; and their is nothing medically that I can do, except to keep the patients comfortable and provide good moral support. The most enjoyable part of my job is to assist patients, encourage them and leave them feeling very happy. – less
Home Health Aide (Former Employee), Alpharetta, GA – October 15, 2013
Pros: consistent calls for work
Cons: varied hours, not enough pay
You are sent client information via email text or voicemail about who the client is and where you will be going. It is important to have your own transportation. The client may need you all day or for a few hours. For one all day client you might have one or two scattered client clients at various times. Pay is on the low scale they charge the client – more... under rate that a caregiver would be paid and when you have to use your vehicle for transport you are paid an additional 50 cents per mile of you use the clients car you do not get paid mileage. You have paperwork that the client must fill out at the end of each shift. The varied hours makes it hard to make ends meet. Some clients this company hires are not looking for caregivers they are looking for maids to which I have had to turn down jobs. there is no reimbursement for gas or tolls and the locations you go to are all over. – less