Home Health Aide/CNA (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – August 20, 2014
help and care for the patient by perform a variety of duties as requested by client and the nurse such as check patients pulse, temperature, prepare meals ,help with dressing and grooming and running errands.
You get help someome that need and the nice benefits that come with the company.
Home Health Aide (Current Employee) – Mesa, AZ – September 6, 2016
I love working with people making them happy is what I love. This job gives me happiness but I drive all over I don't get paid milage so it's costing me so much in gas. I love people and making them happy makes me happy as a clam.
Home Health Aide (Current Employee) – New York, NY – August 24, 2016
Pro: They are organized most of the time. They always send you an email to confirm your appointments with patients.They send your salary on time. They are always on call if you need anything and most importantly they don't give you an attitude.
Cons: The only con I have with this company is that they need more options when it comes to patients. I just wish they could divide the days instead on the 12 hour straight in most cases. But I guess most of the HHAs wouldn't want to work for only 5 hours a day.
Anyways have been with two HHA companies so far. I must say this one is the best. Between People Care inc and this agency. This one is the best when it comes to home health aid and patient relationship.
Caregiver (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – August 19, 2016
Do not waste your time even applying to this company. Hours are not steady. No permanent assignment given after I was told upon accepting the job that permanent positions are available. No case notes about client needs. Very rude staff.
None. Not one pro. The job is a huge waste of time.
Caregiver/Companion (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – July 20, 2016
A typical day at my clients house would be doing light housekeeping being there as a companion and talking to the clients. My client has a dog and a cat which are very sweet animals. I also cook meals as for breakfast and snack because she gets a lunch from meals on wheels. We take walks we have fun with crafts which she loves to do also she likes working puzzles. The hardest part of the job is if they are sick I don't get paid. I learned how to take care of clients that have a certain illness or dissability.
Caregiver (Former Employee) – Carlisle, PA – June 22, 2016
When I got hired, I had no experience with caregiving, they offered an online training which was alright. When I had my first shift, no one stayed to show me what to do, I literally had to figure everything out on my own which was awful. One of the clients threatened me, when I was trying to help him from falling, the owner had told me "he has never done that before" stating I did something to make the customer angry, which I did not. Then they tried holding my last paycheck from me. This company is awful, not to mention you work 12 hour shifts with no break! Do yourself a favor and don't consider it.
Good if you are just looking for a temporary position.
CNA caregiver (Current Employee) – Bloomington, IL – June 12, 2016
I worked for Synergy Home Care for almost a year while I was finishing school due to the flexible schedule it offered. A typical day at work depended on what shift you picked up and was available to you. Available shifts would be broadcasted either through your phone, or email. Depending on the client you picked, the severity of their condition would determine the level of care you would perform. This could range from just companionship and running errands. Others would require personal care, housekeeping, and assisting with other living functions.
The management was decent, although there were some sort of organization that occurred on their side. Some of these would include not communicating with you that they changed your shift time, or losing your paperwork that you turned two weeks ago.
The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to meet different types of clients and building a great relationship with them and their family. The hardest part of the job was when some clients would verbally abuse you, or they would pass away. Although this is expected, it is also hard to experience it yourself.
You don't see your co-workers as much. The only time is when you are changing shifts and reporting to the next caregiver. Other times is when the manager will introduce you to a new client and show you around the house.
I would not suggest this job if you are looking for complete job security. Hours are not solid unless you were assigned as the primary caregiver to a client.
Flexible schedule, nice managers, opportunity for raises, not enough hours
Organization was slightly off, no benefits in terms of insurance, difficult clients
Patient Care Associate (Current Employee) – Cartersville, GA – June 12, 2016
I loved my time with Synergy Home Care, the owner and his wife are so nice. They really care about the well being of the clients. If you are worried about your client or have a concern they will reach out and stop by the clients house to address the concern.
Company doesn't care about employees !!! First off I got this job thinking it was going to be good and I was going to stay with this company I got good hours the first 2 weeks they hired me ... Then they said they didn't have" much" hours so they scheduled me one time in the whole week I don't know about you but I need to pay bills so that happened I called them to talk to them about my schedule it had been two weeks already and they didn't schedule me I could no longer check my schedule online with my username and called the office they ignored me I emailed them no reply so really they just didn't need me anymore or fired me for no reason never got a call or a notice from the company very unprofessional and selfish so don't waste your time applying for this job because you will end up with no hours and no job without a reason.
Get to sleep on some night shifts, get to pick your schedule
No hours, no way to contact main office people only can come in contact if they need you, do not let you know in advance that they fired you or don't need you.
Care Giver (Former Employee) – Littleton, CO – June 7, 2016
Typically a day at work was emotional and beautiful, helping the elder community live thier lives to the best possible. I learned patience, understanding and how to handle life threatening situations. Management was always a phone call away and ready to guide you through anything necessary. I worked alone so I didn't get a chance to meet any co-workers. The hardest part of my position was watching my clients become friends and passing away, and seeing them slowly fade away from awareness. The most enjoyable part of my position was caring for them
Personal Care Aide (Former Employee) – Billings, MT – May 23, 2016
I've learned to stay calm in stressful situations with a constant reminder of the good in learning or experimenting something you've not previously known knowledge of. It's all positive and you can always find positive in any negative situation.