Love the patients, but no work life balance
Skilled home care services (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI 49525 – August 26, 2016
Colleagues are dedicated and hardworking and love the patients. Although work hours are promised as flexible, this was not actually the case, you were expected to be available every day, even if you were part time and you were often sent to areas out of your own with no choice in the matter. The documentation required is horrendous, repetitive, and the electronic devices and service sporadic and unreliable, resulting in much of your off time being spent documenting to get things in on time. On call schedule is a week at a time and you are not consulted or allowed to sign up for which week you wanted to be on call. I missed many family and special events because of this. It was a strictly business atmosphere and there was no real support from management for the staff. I made the mistake of refusing an assignment and from then on I could do nothing right.
I really loved home care once, but I will not go into home care again, there is no work-life balance and I only see more and more demanded of staff who work in this field.