Overall my experience was a good one.
Adult Foster Care provider, (Former Employee) – Elizabethtown, KY – January 21, 2016
A typical day as an Adult Foster Care provider consisted of getting the client up and if they needed assistance get them cleaned up (wash face, teeth brushed or a showered depending on the client).
Fix their breakfast, assist with medicine, then help them get ready to go to the workshop. Then depending on the day, take them to their doctor's appointments.
While they were at the workshop, I would meet with guardian or case manager. Or I would work on writing reports. I also had to maintain my house to meet inspections from the state, as well as, Communicare.
The clients came home in the afternoon and I would fix supper . I would work on the goals, some were learning how to maintain a home or community interaction, (we would go bowling).
The management was supportive in most cases if I had a problem with a client or assisting in learning more to be able to work better with the client.
The only time I worked with co-workers was if I needed someone do respite with my client so I could have a break.
The hardest part of the job was having very little personal time. Since the client lived in the house you worked 24/7.
The most enjoyable part was when the client achieved their goal.
You worked out of your home.
No reeal personal time