Direct Support Professional, Erie, PA - October 13, 2016
Typical day walking into work starts off by checking to make sure my residents are dry. After that there are residents that need bathed/showered. After bathing/showering my assigned residents, breakfast is served. Some of the residents need pureed food due to dysphagia diagnosis. After breakfast, I clean up the table and dishes and then the residents get to watch television, or pretty much what they want to do. The residents are under no restrictions and we cannot tell them no. The goal of EHCA is to help people with disabilities live rich and fulfilling lives. My co-workers are friendly and easy to get along with. The hardest part of my job here is when a resident passes away because they become like family member to you and they are amazing people so it is always hard to see them go. The most enjoyable part is getting them to smile. Seeing the smiles everyday is the best part of my job.