Pros: the job gives you a great experience and builds your communication skills
Cons: driving to each patient and not knowing if your car will break down in an unfamiliar area
During my visits with the patients, I try to get them to open up to me so that each visit will be comfortable to them, and a lot of wound dressing and cleaning the patients occurs. Many of the patients symptoms are different, and there have been patients who I have had to do wound care and catheter care on which is a great experience. Also, each month the company has the Home health aide's to take ceu test to keep our minds fresh while caring for the patients. This company also has each worker to insert their visits on the company website, as well as sending any messages that pertains to a patient. I basically travel to each patients home while staying an hour with each one. My co-workers are always out on the field working, and if an employee needs supplies is the only time he or she will see each other or for meetings. Turning a 300lb. patient might be the hardest part of the job, other than that its fairly easy and with my great communication skills I have never had a complaint and always told the patients to let me know how I'm doing. Taking care of the patients and talking with them gives me great joy.