Personal Care Aide (Current Employee), Tarrytown, NY – March 21, 2014
I go into work and help out the disable student I care for by getting him safe into his home and begin there when he needs me. I learn that this job is a good if you like helping people. I enjoy this job because I like to help people who can not help them self feel better about them self.
Productive,great place to work if you love helping the elderly.
Senior Caregiver (Former Employee), Chesapeake, VA – February 9, 2014
Pros: long hours, always needed
Cons: low pay.
A typical workday consisted of help needy elderly when they did not have the strength or enjoy to help themselves. I learned a lot working in this position such as to live life to the fullest because you never know when life will shoot you an unexpected surprise. I worked alone so no co-workers I was self employed no management hardest part of my job – more... was seeing my patients at there worst times in there life's. The most enjoyable part was being able to put a smile on there faces on a daily bases and being able to help when no one else was there for them in there life's! – less
Float Staff CNA/ Home Health CNA/ Ward Messenger (Former Employee), Kitsap County, Washington – January 14, 2014
Pros: breaks didn not have to be taken in office but where you are at the time of the break, schedule flexibility that works with you and the clients/patients, amazing co-workers that make up the department team.
Cons: weekly hours could vary at times.
This was a great establishment to be a part of. The best job I've had to date and for the past years I've been an employee there. In fact, I can say that I enjoyed working there so much that it didn't feel like work to me! I got to meet so many people, co-workers and patients, that it was quite fulfilling! Management was great in that they had an "open – more... door" policy to keep lines of communication open and they took time to really listen to their employees. The hardest part of the job was scheduling your day. You could have an idea, a plan, to schedule it a certain way that helps meet productivity and when making phone calls to set up appointments, patients and family members could throw a curve ball such as a preexisting doctor appointment, or simply that the person wasn't feeling well enough to tolerate a home health employee visit. I learned a lot about people, illnesses, and how to care for different illnesses and post surgical patients. Plus, the position did offer room for advancement. My overall experience was very positive and I would recommend this institution to anyone I meet that is interested! – less
Haiti Hospital Appeal as an anglish translator (Former Employee), Haiti – December 12, 2013
Pros: free transportation
Cons: one hour breack
I was more than happy one day when I went to work at the hospital due of some handicaps that were so strong and courageous to tell their stories and I have learned that life is more than anything on this earth because people don't want to loose their life . I usually help with translation and help the handicaps to move in and out at the hospital it – more... was a big opportunity that I had to help those helpless people. my co- Rockers were always pride of me due I'm a helpful person . the hardest time I ever had was to see how those handicaps were so sad and discourage . but I do happy some times when they're happy at the sport time because they usually take them to the sport center so they can do sport. – less
Typical day at work I would clock in and I would get all the information that happened on the previous shift. I would know who called out and what staff we were short of. I then would go to the cottages and see what medication would need to be administered and then place orders for medications that were low. I would go to cottage to cottage to check – more... up on each assistant to make sure everything was in order and taking care of in a timely fashion. I would supervise through the night making rounds and answering on the walking any questions or concerns that the asisstants had. I would report to the charge nurse any emergencies that had happened. Documentation was key. Everything needed to be documented in a timely fashion. Communication was always given to the next shift supervisor. – less