In Home Care Provider (Current Employee) – Santa Barbara, CA – November 20, 2017
I find this job to be stressful although I am assisting persons with disabilities to continue living independently in their own homes rather than live in assisted-care facilities, which is a wonderful thing to do for someone who needs you.
Schedule and attend all doctor appointments (Former Employee) – South San Francisco, CA – November 19, 2017
This was a rewarding job where I was able to learn to multi task and create a healthy environment for my client. I maintained his safety, accompanied him to all medical appointments and documented all necessary events. The most rewarding part of this job was helping this client being able to experience life on his terms. The hardest part of this job was making major modifications so he could do so.
Caregiver (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – November 18, 2017
Extremely stressful with low wages. Yet it is fullfilling that you are able to care for a loved one in home. Unfortunately there are no vacation days but if you work over 80 hours a month over a 3 month period,you will qualify for good benefits thru the Union.
Caretaker/Provider (Former Employee) – Hawthorne, CA – November 18, 2017
As a caregiver I was assisting my client with her daily medication treatments, housecleaning, taking the client to her doctor appointments. I have learned that the job can be at times be stressful and challenging with elderly clients as they may take out their issues on the employees who are helping them.
Assist client in areas of meal preparation (Current Employee) – San Francisco Bay Area, CA – November 18, 2017
meal preparation, grocery and hardware shopping for client, meet with client's primary care provider, daughters and other services providers. I've learned to be compassionate and sympathetic to the needs of the elderly and disabled, relaxed because I work at client's residence. The hardest part is sometimes client is demanding, but I listen then assure him I'm there to help him. We have a lot in common, he's the father of our 4 daughters
client loves to tell jokes and he keeps himself busy, he's handy with his hands
he has poor health so I'm concerned about his physical health
Personal and Home Care Aide (Former Employee) – San Rafael, CA – November 15, 2017
You work in the home of a person, cleaning up after them and taking care of them. You do the housework and take them to their doctors appointments. You pretty much take care of their house and their physical and emotional needs.
Care Giver (Former Employee) – Redding, CA – November 15, 2017
IHSS has flexible work hours. Your client is your boss. The most enjoyable part of your day working at IHSS is making your clients life a little bit easier by performing tasks which they cannot do by themselves.
Care Provider (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – November 14, 2017
I worked for over 4yrs. in this position. I took care of my parents until they passed away last years. I enjoyed taking care of them, making sure all their needs are met. If I could I do it all over again, I would gladly.
Gave me quility time spent with my parents
The pay not good and information from Ihss wasn't accurate.
Caretaker/Housekeeper (Former Employee) – Paso Robles, CA – November 14, 2017
I was a full time worker I did all chores cooking and cleaning I had to make sure meds were taken regular and took patient to all doctor appointments. Harderst part of job when seizures occurred and he would be disoriented. Had to calm him down. Most enjoyable part was just making sure he could live a happy life.
Caregiver (Former Employee) – Richmond, CA – November 14, 2017
Ultimately where you work & who you work for will determine whether or not you are satisfied/happy with your workplace. But IHSS provides a list of recipients you can work for and you can change recipients at any time.
Provider (Former Employee) – Chatsworth, CA – November 13, 2017
As my shift starts, I prepare a hot meal and recommend medication. If patient is fuzzy that day take deep breaths before next exercise. Be patient at all times. Always smile the patients love it, it make their day!
help prevent medical complications, learn their likes and dislikes
being resistant makes the job more difficult, patients don't like depending on anyone but themselves
Assist patients (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – November 13, 2017
The job itself was very easy and relaxed. We do not have someone who is consistently checking up on us but we do have to get things done. The reason I left was because my hours were being cut due to the patients well being.