My day really just consist of my patient and I all day. You have to involve yourself more to get to know your patient. With some care and effort the patient response well to you. Management is not that great. It's takes them awhile to find a replacement for me whether it's an emergency or you might need a day off. I don't really interact with any co-workers with the way my schedule is set up. The hardest part of the day is when my patient is in a very bad mood and takes it out on me. I have to step away to evaluate how to approach what is bothering them. The most enjoyable part of my day is when my patient is laughing and smiling.
no vacation time, sick leave, paid time off, no raises, and hard to be replaced
A good place to work and learn about life of clients
Caregiver (Former Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – February 25, 2017
By schedule you driving to home of your client and help them with their daily tasks as dress up, prepare breakfast, lunch or dinner, feed them, and etc. An enjoyable part iof this job to talk to client and learned them well,
Management very friendly, nice people to work with. For me the hardest part of the job was working in senior houses where they kept the place warm, didn't want to pay a high electric bill. This made it quite warm for trying to get some housekeeping done.
HHA - Home Health Aide (Current Employee) – Clearwater, FL – December 1, 2016
Decent company to work for, good starting out pay, higher than most. Office staff is friendly and understanding. I enjoy taking care of elderly clients and helping them somewhat maintain their independence.
Caregiver/Companion (Current Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – November 23, 2016
I know that being a personal assistant/ care giving can be and is a rewarding experience. I feel good about myself when I go to bed at night. The job is as hard or as easy as you make it. Having a good disposition and being able to keep it cool is very important. Being reliable is very important. My neighbor expects to see me daily. I'm there!
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – New Iberia, LA – September 21, 2016
A typical day at work was fun. I've learned to talk to and work with others without being shy. Management was good. My co workers were nice and fun to be around. The hardest part of my job was getting too attached to a client but the most enjoyable part was spending time with some of the clients.
Home Health Care Aide (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – August 25, 2016
My clients were great, the workload heavy, the staff nice, but I'm wondering why the people you hire to take care of your loved ones are paid near minimum wages? I would think that taking care of those in need would pay better than washing cars or delivering newspapers. Shameful.