Caregiver (Former Employee) – Galesburg, IL – June 29, 2017
It was an okay business to work for. THe clients were nice and friendly and it was nice moving around and not just staying in one place. The management was very unorganized. And it was not a reliable job to pay bills. Some weeks I'd have 40 hours and others I would only have 15. Also the management was very unprofessional.
In Home Care Provider (Current Employee) – Fort Collins, CO – June 27, 2017
As a Certified Nursing Assistant, I love being able to spend time with my patients, truly focus on them and their needs without being interrupted by call lights, telephone calls, doctors, therapists, etc. I liked the time in the car between patients to eat, decompress, listen to the radio, and be alone. I felt like I had the time to devote to them to help them adjust their lifestyles, rather than throw some pills at them and run on to the next one. It's not for everyone, though, and while we may gripe about our jobs, it's really true that the worst day in home health is better than the best day in a facility.
It takes a certain kind of person to succeed in home health: excellent clinical skills, excellent critical thinking and decision making abilities, organization beyond all measure, flexibility to adjust to the needs of patients and the agency's staffing needs, and a sense of humility. If you are set in your ways, don't like to learn new ways to do things, always want everything done perfectly, and expect to have a set schedule, then you will fail miserably. You will have hugs and threats. You will be offered all kinds of foods, including some that you may never have seen before. (Always accept food if offered. You don't have to eat it, take it with you and tell them you'll eat it later. They are expressing their gratitude, accept it gracefully!) You will see mansions and you will see hovels. You have to accept people as they are, warts and all, and meet them where they are. You have to be humble, you are in their home. You have the ability and power to change lives,more... use it responsibly.
I cannot imagine doing anything else and enjoying it as much as I do home health.less
Home health care hours are going to flip floppy .. Its to be expected, so is the instability...all of which I can deal with nor do I mind with my own craziness. I just need the amount of hours to work to make a decent living on...
Caregiver (Former Employee) – Lakewood, CO – June 12, 2017
The pay was great. I loved the little elderly lady i took care of her and her husband were a real joy to be around i think the hardest part about caregiving is getting close and then watching them die.
Caregiver (Current Employee) – Fort Collins, CO – June 9, 2017
You learn a lot in a short amount of time and it can be very stressful at times but it is always rewarding when you can make a client smile. You learn basic healthcare but it is non-medical so you don't help a lot with medications.
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – April 25, 2017
It was not up to professional standards when it came to some of the rude behaviors of some of the employees. My opinion, but overall I enjoyed my job because the residents had made it worth the daily fulfillment on my duties.
Caregiver (Former Employee) – Lake Jackson, TX – April 21, 2017
The manager wasn't management material and the owners, very rude and selfish people. I would not recommend anyone to work for them. I also feel for the clients...wouldn't even recommend their services.
Caregiver for Elderly (Former Employee) – Euless, TX – March 31, 2017
When I decided to make a career change management degraded me. If you worked over 40 hours they would lower your pay after 35 hours.So if i was making 10.00 and worked 40 hours they would pay me at a rate of 10.00 for 35 hours and 9.50 for 5 hours. Overall it was an ok place of environment. They will work with you during life crisis situations.
flexible hours, pay differential, employee parties and learning seminars
HHA/Caregiver (Current Employee) – North Canton, OH – March 4, 2017
Very poor management communication. A lot of gossip between management and co workers. Not an open door policy. If you tell management anything they spread it to other aides. No raises. Expect a lot from their employees but do not compensate for the extra mile you go.
Love the clients and their families.
Management has nasty attitude problem and disrespectful to thier employees
Caregiver (Former Employee) – Wilmington, NC – February 1, 2017
Assisting clients with daily needs. People are diverse. Sometimes management works with you and sometimes they don't. Workplace culture is diverse. The hardest part of the job was the different Clients attitudes. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to know them and learning new people.
Caretaker (Former Employee) – Flowood, MS – May 23, 2016
I did not enjoy working for Caring Senior Services, although it kept me on my feet, and busy most of the time, and It gave me the experience I needed when it came to working in Hospice, I did not like working other people's shift everyday.
Caregiver (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – May 18, 2016
I was so excited to start with this company, had an interview (best one i have ever had) it was great. Waited 1 month before hearing ANYTHING from Management called and even went up there a few times to talk to anyone about starting work and it was all promises but promises really do not pay the bills. Long story short, stay away from them as they clearly do not care about their employees. terrible, terrible company.