Pros: having happy satisfied clients and clients' relatives and happy caregivers
Cons: the industry, as a whole, having a higher than average turnover rate
To find non-medical caregivers that truly care about what they do, not be lazy, show up to work on time or at all, and be diligent about their job is a very difficult thing to achieve, however, when these people are found, hang on to them and treat them well. Getting past this point, seeing how the senior citizens truly appreciate what is being done for them to help with the Activities of Daily Living is rewarding, humbling , and very satisfying.
The week starts by going over the week's work assignments with all the caregivers, getting coverage for those caregivers going on vacation or taking PTO, reviewing applications, scheduling and conducting interviews and orientation, answering phones, interviewing relatives for perspective clients, going to perspective clients' homes to assess and evaluate the client and their homes. The hardest part of the job is finding and retaining conscientious caregivers and the most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the caring relatives of the client and watching how good of care the client is receiving from our exceptional caregivers.