CareGiver (Current Employee), Burbank, CA – July 9, 2014
This is a great job where you can learn a lot of different things about life and yourself. Caring for seniors can incredibly challenging at times and require all the patients in the world, but no matter how hard it can get, its so rewarding to see that you put a smile on someones face. Unfortunately some of my clients have been left alone by their families, – more... so its nice to go and fill that void in their life even if its just for a few hours. The reason that I am looking for new work is because I want a new challenge, a more fast pace job, I am a very fast learner and want a job that is long term and where there is room for growth. – less
Home Instead Senior Care (Former Employee), Mission Viejo, CA – June 30, 2014
I really enjoyed working for Home Instead. A typical work day would begin at 10am and end around 5pm. I was able to visit with elderly patients and tend to their needs. I learned that I have a true passion for taking care of those in need, I have a special place in my heart for the elderly community and would find myself always excited to start a new – more... work day. The management was always available to direct me and teach me and were always open to my questions and or concerns, I was an independent worker so I did not interact much with other caregivers. The hardest part of the job was visually seeing older adults suffering. I did however enjoy making their days a little brighter and putting smiles on their faces. – less
Care Giver (Former Employee), Livonia, MI – June 26, 2014
I enjoyed working here but needed to leave do to schooling. At this type of job each day would bring something new. Home Instead is a senior care agency in which the care givers care for the clients in the comfort of the seniors homes. The most enjoyable part of the job is building relationships with the seniors you care for. You become family to many – more... that may not have family of thier own. The hardest thing is that you do build relationships and with caring for the elderly you may have to deal with death. This is emotionally hard sometimes. Amazing place to work but the office staff is disorganized which is frustrating at times. – less
Caregiver/ Community Service Rep/ Marketing (Former Employee), Murray, UT – June 19, 2014
I have learned how to multi-task. Smile, Smile, Smile especially on the phone. I worked with great people who worked hard but still knew how to have fun and reward their staff. The hardest part of my job, and I say this unfortunately, was working with my husband, now ex- husband. Waking up and just being excited about what would happen today and starting – more... the day with a smile was the best part of working for each of my employers. – less
A great place to work but do not have enough hour to work
Caregiver (Former Employee), Dothan, AL – June 6, 2014
Pros: careing for the people
Cons: watching them loss who they were
I would learn what life was back in the early 1900. I would cook for them,help with baths and reminder to take meds .I did not get to work with other as i went from home to home. Having to watch them past away. Learning about what life was back in the day.
Personal Caregiver (Current Employee), Racine, WI – June 1, 2014
Pros: work my own schedule
Cons: not enough consumers or hours.
Help older people in home care giving day to day daily activities. Responsible for companionship, medication reminders, and personal care. Hardest part is when the person you take care of passes away or gets so sick they need Hospice to care for them. Most enjoyable is when you know you helped that person and you made the difference in someone's life.
Senior Care (Former Employee), De Planck, WAL – May 27, 2014
Was not what I was looking for as a job. You had to take care of seniors and help them with their needs in their daily lives things they may not have been able to do for themselves such as cooking and cleaning. Sometimes you had to help them bathe and get dressed.
Caring for seniors is great but their management is horrible
Caregiver (Former Employee), Baton Rouge, LA – May 7, 2014
Pros: caring for seniors
Cons: no health insurace, horrible pay, horrible care management
I like caring for seniors but this office management department is horrible. They only care about filing their shifts and sometimes don't believe when caregivers are sick or have an emergency. They call you at any time expecting you to work and if you don't they act rude. There is always new people working there, I guess they can't keep employees for – more... too long (red flag). The pay is horrible. Caregivers only make around 8-9 hrs a hour. I rather work for a private client. – less
Caregiver (Current Employee), Reno, NV – May 1, 2014
At Home Instead Senior Care I worked as a caregiver for almost six years. Everyday was different and I had to constantly learn new tasks. I worked with many clients some needed level 1 care which included, cooking, cleaning, medication reminders, transportation to their doctor appointment and/or grocery store etc. At the current time I am considered – more... a level 3 Caregiver which means working with less independent clients whom rely on me for many of their daily activities such as bathing, incontinence, transportation to and from bed, wheel chair, vehicles, showers etc. Companionship is a major part in this company. Since working for HISC I have learned a great deal about communication, every client was different and I learned how to communicate with all my clients very fast. In order to properly and successfully be a Caregiver I needed to access the situation and the client very quickly and be confident in my work skills to insure the client and their families that they were getting the best care. Most of the time I worked independently but it was very important to work as a team with my co-workers. Things change quickly in this work environment and we depend on each other for the most current and accurate information. The most difficult about working as a Caregiver is the sporadic schedule, the hours vary on a daily basis and you have to be prepared to be called in at any given time. – less