I loved this job. so far the best I have had.
Residential Assistant (Former Employee) – Galesburg, Illinois – January 15, 2014
there was always something to do to stay busy so the day goes fast and is fun. A typical day consisted of cleaning, doing laundry, giving showers, taking residents on outings, driving the handicap equipped van, running programs, giving out doctor ordered medications, entering daily activities into a computer program linked through out the company, some times cook, changed depends, transferred residents when needed, take blood pressure and temps. when needed. making sure that everything the resident need was taken care of, and attended monthly meetings. I learned how to do medicine passes, CPR, first aid and how to address some medical and mental illnesses.my house manager was wonderful. My co-workers where great people to work with. I really cant think of a hard part to this job. The most enjoyable part of the job was working and spending time with the residents.
you get one meal provided daily that you work. you also get vacation time and benefits.
i don't think think they are paid enough for all the work that is done.