Home Health Aide (Current Employee) – Levittown, PA – May 22, 2017
I have worked there for close to two years with no bonus or raise. I have been working with a difficult client and endured much stress for very little pay. They offer no paid time off. I felt that I didn't receive much training before I started working with the elderly, which I should have. I have seen many come and go through the company, seems like no one stays. They aren't very organized and can careless about their employees. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND WORKING HERE....EVER.
Helping others give you a great feeling of accompishment.
Caregiver/Companion (Current Employee) – Statesville, NC – May 22, 2017
Worked there almost 3 years. You tell them what you can and cant work and they will still put you where they want you. Communication is awful. Introductions are non exsistant. Caregivers get in trouble for office staff mess ups.
Senior Caregiver (Current Employee) – Lees Summit, MO – May 21, 2017
if you love making your own schedule and working with the elderly then you will love this job. the tasks are easy as going to their homes and doing light cleaning, cooking if needed, and spending time with them. plus you get paid for gas mileage.
Caregiver/Personal Assistant (Former Employee) – Green Bay, WI – May 19, 2017
Taking care of clients was very fulfilling, but requires a lot more lifting than they say. Long 24 hour shifts. You are supposed to be able to sleep, but most clients are up every 2 hours to use the bathroom or confused and need constant watching. Love the clients and families. Frequent last minute calls to work and lots of unpaid travel.
Client contact. Become family members. Families very apperciative of care given
Long hours, daily travel, very poor pay. $7.50/ hour for 24 hour shifts.
Caregiver (Former Employee) – Orange Park, FL – May 19, 2017
Hours are limited to what you can work, short shifts, high office turn over, no benefits, basically minimum wage. Bad management. I liked the clients but management bad. Many other local agencies have more to offer with less chaos.
Care Giver (Current Employee) – Bedford, OH – May 19, 2017
A typical day at work would be to assist the clients with documented needs according to his/her specified requirements. Prepare meals, light house work, run errands, sometimes incontinence management, etc...
The hardest part of the job is when a client does not want to cooperate with the necessary requirements according to his/her profile.
The most enjoyable part of the job is when the client is eager to participate is his/her wellness program.
Your loved one deserves a better home care coompany.
Caregiver (Former Employee) – Riverside, CA – May 19, 2017
I worked for Home Instead in Riverside Ca. It is an OK company to work for. My wonderful clients are what kept me there for so long. The office staff needs better communication with each other, my clients complained several times that new caregivers would show up to fill in a shift and the client's were not notified. When a Caregiver starts with a new client someone from the office staff is supposed to meet you at the client's home to introduce you, no one ever met me at the home. The office staff gives more attention to certain clients than others. My veteran client has little to know communication with HISC, while my private pay client had visits from office staff every week. There are better places out there for your loved one.
If you like taking care of the elderly, this is a perfect job for you.
Caretaker (Current Employee) – Springfield, IL – May 18, 2017
Taking care of the elderly can be delightful. But it does has its ups and downs. When one makes a connection with a client and he/she passes away, one needs to have the ability to not let it bother oneself. Very hard to do for some.
making a connection with a client and they pass away.
Staffing Coordinator, caregiver,/trainor (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 18, 2017
No one day was the same, The workplace was chaotic at best. I learned some very valuable informaion and skills I didn't have at the start of the job. In my opinion I believe that things could have been managed in a more effective ways. The workplace culture seemed superficial at times. The hardest part of the job was trying to find adequate coverage for a client who's caregiver would call off at the last minute. What I enjoyed most was interacting with the clients, and caregivers.
Caregiver (Former Employee) – Shreveport, LA – May 18, 2017
Hard to find work not flexable with a student schedule. No secure with the job I bounced around different place. I was promise 20 hrs. sometime I will work 15 hrs. week. I drive a hour to work a some time to find the patient home.
CAREGIVER (Current Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – May 17, 2017
The people there try to would with you if you need help. It is an amazing company that is with you every step of the way. As an employee I can call the office if I ever needed some help with something.
Caregiver (Former Employee) – Bloomington, IN – May 16, 2017
The clients were the best part of working here, but I entered my employment during a change in management; it made polices and communication very difficult, so my schedule was often confused in the office.