Working in private health care can be difficult with the lack of benefits.
Caregiver/Personal Assistant (Former Employee) – Hammond, IN – June 30, 2016
There was no typical day at this job. I can in and usually helped my client get out of bed, take medications, do breathing treatments, cook breakfast, assist with personal hygiene, balance all check books, mail any letters or payments, go grocery shopping, do laundry, lunch and dinner, give the client bedtime medications, document my day and hours, set up medications for the next day, and go home.
There was no management positions. This was a private home health for a friend of the family. It was just the client and myself. Occasionally his family. There was also no co-worker, but I did run him to his medical appointments, set up medical appointments, ER visits, and hospital stays.
The hardest part of this job would be the fact that it has no benefits such as PTO, vacation, or sick leave. The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing that you helped another person do what they are no longer capable of doing because of health issues. It makes life a bit better for them.
Not too many pros with this job.