Enjoyable place to work; Co-workers and management very dedicated
Caregiver / Weekend Awake Overnight cargiver (Former Employee) – Pembroke, MA – January 17, 2013
On an average day at work, I would first administer Medications to the 5 adults living in the house late afternoon shift; Next begin preparations for dinner and any minor chores such as laundry. Also, depending on the day, prepare residents for any activities they were scheduled to attend at the village / housing compound. Some of the activities included, swimming, bowling, trips to the store, and going for walks throughout the nature path in woods. After residents completed their meal, prepare all of them for bed (i.e., toileting, showers, brushing teeth, etc.). Lastly, administer nightly Medication to the 5 adults. Once all were settled down for the night (12:00am), I would complete light housekeeping throughout the Night shift hours. However, 3 of the 5 normally needed assistance to the bathroom throughout the night until 6:00 am. I then would begin breakfast and assist them with showering or toileting as needed. My shift ended at 9:00 am. Depending on the co-worker relieving me, either myself or that person would administer Morning medications.
All in all from Friday evening through Monday morning, my total hours were 35 hours within a 4-day ( Overnight ) period.
healthcare cost of benefits were high