When I first started at Oak Park Place, I was a Personal Care Assistant in Assisted Living on Noc shift, 10:00pm to 6:30am. I assisted the care of O.P.P.'s residents. i.e. bathing, toileting, and getting dressed in the morning. I learned time management and communication skills. I did not have any problems with management or co-workers. The hardest part of my job was the first night I started, with adjusting to the Noc. shift hours. I most enjoyed spending the time with the residents.
I transferred from Assisted Living as a PCA to Skilled Memory Care Unit as an Activities Assistant, part time, 4:30pm to 8:00pm, due to pregnancy as well as doctors weight restrictions. As an Activities Assistant I interacted with the O.P.P.'s residents with activities. i.e. music, games, puzzles, and movies. I also, helped with feeding. I learned communication skills. I did not have any problems with management or co-workers. The most enjoyable part of my job was the interaction with the residents, I loved hearing their stories of their past.