Very disorganized, weak management, stressful with low wages
Scheduling and Planning Office Administrator (Former Employee) – Plymouth, MI – January 29, 2016
No support from management, was denied a raise twice for doing the work of two people, and my review stated I was not eligible for a raise because I had used post-it notes to make quick reminders instead of using a note pad.
I got to sit next to a window and was able to look outside once in a while.
Caregiver (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – September 10, 2016
Drive from house to house. Did morning, afternoon, and evening. Hours vary from 2-12 hours. I learned how to deal with Alzheimer's clients. How to correctly lift, bathe, and socialize with the elderly. I just eventually got tired for driving around Grand Rapids. I enjoyed the work just not the company because they were short staffed and I would always be called to pick up shifts everyday needing me to be there in an hour or sooner. The hardest part was knowing a lot of the clients were declining. I enjoyed seeing each of my clients do things on their own or be themselves when they had a "good day". I also enjoyed talking with each of my clients and getting to know their story.
compashionate work envoirment, helping people with every day struggles, fair and friendly management, good pay with raises depending on performance
Caregiver/Companion (Former Employee) – Milwaukie, OR – June 21, 2016
I loved this job, I met new people all the time while also building rapport with original clients, I enjoyed being able to help people, working with various types of personality. I could not continue this job because of an auto accident and my own vehicle was required to get to each location.
choosing my clients and making my own hours, meeting new people often and building realationships
not every person is going to like you, its not always comfortable making a brand new place like your own even when required
VISITING NURSE AIDE (Current Employee) – West Springfield, MA – January 29, 2016
Feb,24th 2015 was a day i will never forget due to heavy snow. I was going to visit a client and i was the only caregiver who can work with him. I learnt that day that, if you are good to your management it will never lost. I had flat tyre and i called my boss. He quickly came to my aide with a jack because i don't have it.
I called one of my co-worker if he can quickly rush to the client house for me, he also didn't hesitated.
After getting to the work finally, my client also was very mad about me why i did not come early and through that, he refused every care i was about to him. I found it very hard the whole day because he has never behave like that before.'
At the end of the day, there was certificate presented to me from our office for self dedicated and hard working person.It was enjoyable part of the day's work.
We have the opportunity to advance our skills and training at our own convenience online. Virtual skills training for dementia clients.
Home Health Care Aide (Current Employee) – Ventura County, CA – August 14, 2016
Staff pairs caregivers and clients that may be compatible. Caregivers have an opportunity for shifts outside of their schedule for extra hours. The most enjoyable part of my job is to brighten up someone's day and give them options to do things in life they might not have without support.
Availability of office staff on a walk-in basis.
No advancement in pay. No mileage support for long distances.
Client Care Coordinator (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – April 27, 2016
A typical day at work included assisting with payroll, setting CNA/ PCA schedules as well as creating daily care regimens for clients based off medical needs, filing, data entry, sales, following up on referrals and the entire process of interviewing, hiring, and orientations for new employees. I learned the importance of being detail oriented because of all of the specifics that go into creating a care regimen for patients based off their medical history. The hardest part of my job was leaving my clients when I was laid off. The most enjoyable was the feeling I got every time I put a new patient in the system. Just knowing that I was making life a little easier for someone else made me happy because I truly enjoy helping others.
Loved working for homewatch in the beginning. I had steady clients and i love their families. After Wendy left the office and illiana took over everything changed. She was always very rude and snappy. If you ask for a day off there was always an issue. She took my shift from me and basically putl me on call then expected me to drop what i was doing to pick up a shift once every 2-3wks. She has no management skills at all.
Worked with same client for over 2 years and developed a very rewarding relationship with him and his family. I assist him with daily activities of living such as showering, dressing, shaving, ambulating, and exercises. I take his vital signs every shift and monitor his fluid intake and outake. Overall a great experience.
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Cedar Rapids, IA – September 28, 2016
Great company to work fo. Doug and Christine are great- they appreciate you as an aid and understand that there is a lot of work to do as a care giver. They always try to find you hours, if you show you're willing to work.
working with a variety of fun loving people
work hours can be cut short if people just aren't needing care
Home Help Aide (Current Employee) – Southeast, MI – January 4, 2016
The job is not bad the only thing that's not right here is the hours and the way management handles things. They will take you off a client without telling you and/or finding you a client to replace the case that was taken from you. Gas reimbursement is not worth the miles you'll put on your car. I absolutely dislike that most cases are always at 40 minutes away and they will call you for a 2 hour job that far out. Try to work for someone who will provide a full schedule
CNA (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – September 21, 2016
I worked for Home watch Caregivers for about 6months or so. The people there are nice but not the greatest people. The clients that I had I loved and the pay is bad. The hours are not good. When I told them I was leaving and moving they didn't care nor did they have anymore clients to give me. I would never work there again!
Results oriented and client focused and quick learner
Helping the elderly and disability people (Former Employee) – Burtonsville, MD – September 6, 2016
I am calm and religious person. I am a team player with a lot of customer and client experience and hard working. Helping the disable people pleases me because that is a path everybody would go through. Taking care of disability is a bless job to me.
Dedicated overwhelming but accomplished place to work
Caregiver (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – March 18, 2016
Overall I love working for Homewatch because of the people who own and run this franchise. The staff is very understanding and have a lot of compassion for such a demanding job. Punctuality is a must. Unless you have a good reason you can not call off at the last minute. However if you ask 2 weeks in advance more than likely you will get the time off. I don't know what I would have done without this company. If it weren't for them and willingness to give someone a chance I would not be where I am today.
Decent pay, and friendly staff
Not a whole lot of time off, and most of the time worked 7 days a week, and a whole lot of not communicating.
CAREGIVER (Current Employee) – The Woodlands, TX – August 26, 2016
good company to work for. Cleat and concise. No stress. Shifts are generally 4 hours but good. Rare occasion for 12 hrs. good company Coworkers are great. Working with people is a good thing, I enjoy it