Being a Personal Home CNA
Personal Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Bourbonnais, IL – January 15, 2018
With my specific patient, I would arrive at the home early in the morning, and check my to do list that my patient and I put together the day before. As this patient was prescribed bed rest, I helped with most of the Daily Living Activities, such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc. Also with that, I achieved the CNA position as well. Daily bathing, hygiene care, and toileting were included in a typical day. As a CNA, I cannot legally administer medications, but I helped organize and prepare medications for the week ahead. Most days, I would get them in/out or sit up/lay down in bed, and we would sit and talk about anything and everything while cooking something new.
This position was a great way to get to know my patient who I became very fond of. We became and stayed good friends, even after I found a new position.
Create your own hours (reasonably), Weekly paycheck
No PTO, No insurance or 401K