Pros: working directly with the seniors and getting to know their families
Cons: management, pay, and unreliable lazy co-workers
I worked the early morning shift helping residents wake up get bathed, dressed and ready for the day.
I saw how being placed in a Senior Care Facility can affect a person mentally and emotionally. I truly enjoyed helping them try and get through this difficult process and, it made become even closer to them.
I saw a lot of turn over in this type of business. It is a very physically demanding job. It also requires a lot of patience, love, and hard work. The early morning shift was also the busiest and most demanding time of day to work. I thoroughly enjoyed it and loved to stay busy.
I did realize that my heart and high care level for the residents was not on the same field as some of the managements which was a big struggle for me as well as the lack of respect they gave to you, especially when you would share concerns for things you'd see going on in this job, as well as the continuous strain on the body when it came to lifting some of the residents.
What I enjoyed most was, seeing the smiles on the residents faces when I'd greet them, go the extra mile for them, visit and listen to them, and show continued love and concern for them.