In-Home Caregiver (Former Employee), Mountlake Terrace, WA – March 22, 2012
Pros: client care, employee appreciation
Company is very focused on client care and goes the extra mile to ensure the client is receiving the best care possible. Does an excellent job at matching clients with caregivers which ensures the best care possible to the client. Shows their employees that they are very appreciative of their service.
A good place to work if you like elderly people and helping them
Personal Care Assistant (Current Employee), Charlotte, NC – March 1, 2014
I visit two or three clients a day, which is pretty much the same. Assist with bath, general house cleaning & shopping. I work alone which is pretty easy. The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing the clients happy.
Nurse Assistant/Caregiver (Current Employee), Atlanta, GA – March 1, 2014
Cons: must deal with clients attitudes and demands
The most enjoyable part of this job is building relationships with clients. This job takes more than doing the basic job duties, such as bathing, grooming, cooking, and running errands. You must have the right personality, patience, and compassion. Companies hardly ever pay much for this type work, but this company tries to pay its employees the most – more... they can. Management is great. Not only do they care about the clients, but they also care about their employees. – less
I was hired a few weeks ago. They never personally interviewed me. They threw a bunch of papers at me and told me to sign. When I went to do a job I noticed that their notations are terrible. I was not even informed about a client's main diagnosis. How can you skip that? The owner of the company kept calling the client by the wrong first name. The notes – more... were never turned into the office so when I called for an emergency the nameless (yes, she gave no name when she picked up) person told me that she knows nothing about the client's health history. Then I was told to have the client sit for 6 hours and not move. It is obvious as to why she doesn't know what is going on and is not a health care professional. A person should never sit for 6 hours and not move or get diaper changes. I take pride in my work and it hurt me to even be there. – less
Certified Nurse Assistant (Former Employee), Richmond, VA – February 10, 2014
Pros: no distractions
Cons: adusting to the environment.
A typical day at work was providing the best care and support to resident and patient's. I learned how to established good communication and build a healthy relationship with the patient/resident. Management, especially time management had to be used wisely in order that all of the patient/residents needs were taken care of along with the duties and – more... responsibilities of the job. I really did'nt see by co-workers, unless she camy by for evluation and she was very effficient.The hardest part of the job was turing the patient/resident in bed that has excessive weight,but I dit it. The most enjoyable part of the job was just sharing and caring for someone else. Also being the listening easr and shoulder when needed. – less
Caregiver (Current Employee), Cedar Rapids, Iowa – January 24, 2014
Pros: getting to meet new clients and learning their life stories
Cons: horrible management.
As a in home caregiver, you drive to your client's houses. Then they'll have a predetermined list of what they'd like you to do for them that day; whether that's running errands, cleaning the house or helping them do things around the house. The management is very unorganized. It's easier for your clients to tell you when they don't need you instead – more... of the management due to their lack of communication. The hardest part of this job is dealing with the management but I am willing to deal with it because I love my clients that much. – less
PCA (Current Employee), Windsor, CT – January 18, 2014
Homewatch is a very diverse company. The care levels range from a 1 (med reminders) to a 10 (total care). Each resident and their families are all very different. You learn so much and utilize every skill. A great place to start for a new CNA
Conducive and considerate agency to work with. Good communication between staff/ clent and consumers
Home Health Aide (Live-in) (Former Employee), south orange, nj – January 15, 2014
Pros: mionthly recognitionreward of hard working staff, reward for introducing job seekers to the agency
A day goes by by accomplishing the care plan of the client. I learnt that working with the aged requires a lot of patience and understanding of their condition to be able to provide the desired comfort. The management is very open and considerate with staff in ensuring a condicive work environment. The workers work together as a team to ensure smooth – more... transition during shifts and execution of the care plan. The hardest part is losing a client and the most enjoyable is making the client as comfortble as posible and putting smiles of their/family members' faces – less
CNA (Current Employee), Leawood, KS – January 10, 2014
Pros: very flexible scheduling, alot of downtime to study, but still work and learn
Cons: not guaranteed hours
I would arrive, look at the care plan, and see what I would be doing over there. I would be sure to meet the needs of the client and his/her family. My coworkers are very friendly and give a full review if I am the one relieving them from a shift. The hardest part of the job was getting comfortable in the clients home since it is in-home- care, but – more... once you get used to it, you don't think twice. The most enjoyable part would be knowing that I am the one making a difference in their health and life, also just talking to them about their day or whatever. I also enjoyed doing stuff with them and listening to what they have to say. – less
I love working with my clients. There were problems with payroll.
caregiver (Former Employee), MA – January 10, 2014
Pros: working with my client and client's family.
Cons: payroll issues, not getting paid what was agreed to on orientation, not getting voice messages or texts answered.
I was hired as a live-in. I love the client and family! I love working with my client! My first check had half the money that I was counting on for Christmas missing. I was hired for a certain rate for a 24 hr shift and a different rate 12.50 as a regular hourly rate ,if it wasn't a 24 hr shift. This was written down during my orientation as the agreed – more... rate of pay. – less
Director of Nursing (Former Employee), Daytona Beach – January 6, 2014
Pros: education, convenient location, great co-workers
Cons: frequent change to policies
Homewatch was a great company to work for, The company provided great educational opportunities with their website. The company provided great orientation to all staff in the field and in the office. The office was conveniently located and as DON it was not difficult to travel from one county to another to provide supervision to staff when required. – more... The hardest part of the job was the frequent policy changes that occurred monthly. The most enjoyable part of the job was training staff – less
Caregiver (Former Employee), Columbus, OH – January 4, 2014
The hours are really flexible, but the pay isn't all that great. If you can get a better job, go for it, but for the flexibility you get, this job a-okay. There isn't much advancement up the chain though and I wouldn't try to turn this into a career.
Dialysis Nurse Assistant (Current Employee), San Jose, CA – October 31, 2013
Pros: meeting new people, and gaining new experiences
Cons: tough schedule/ not enough hrs
Beginning a typical day greeting patients and obtaining to their needs, I have always opened myself to listen and communicate. To propose on management, management is on top of their tasks to reach out to nurse aides to inform me what is expected. I multi-task without hesitation and if I come across an issue, I advise the patient that I will always – more... find a way to work out the problem. Working independently, there is no hard work that I come across because i feel that if you love what you do, then you are able to perform at your best. The most enjoyable part about my job is meeting new people, getting to know one another, and build new skills throughout my day. The learning experience is amazing because I get to work with many people, of many different ages. I am highly comfortable and capable of learning new things. Being a driven individual, I know i got what it takes to do anything once I put my mind to it. – less
This position eventually provided flexability in my work day
Home Health Aide (Former Employee), Kalamazoo, MI – September 26, 2013
Pros: allowed for a flexible work schedule
Cons: was difficult to find the necessary time in each home every time.
My very first assignment provided a lot of hours on the job with just about 40 miles of travel daily. Over the two year period I worked for Homewatch Caregivers my assignments began to fluctuate and work hours slowly diminished to the point of barely there. The hardest part of this position was finding the time to complete tasks in the short amount – more... of time allotted in each home. However, I did enjoy working with the diverse range in clients. As the company grew and with the change/increase in office staff scheduling errors became increasingly substantial. As I communicated these issues to management/office staff eventually I was reprimanded and assignments ended. Compensation that was discussed and agreed upon at hire was never increased as agreed and became an entirely separate issue altogether. Prior to these issues described above employer/employee relationship was great. – less