caregiver (Former Employee), Rochester, NY – October 15, 2014
Pros: most of the clients are lovely people
Cons: no organization
If your personal life interferes at all with your job, they are not happy. you have to go to every job they ask you to do or they will not be nice to you. Emergency happens in everyday life. Kids get sick, you get sick but they are not flexiable with you.
Homemaker (Former Employee), Bemidji, MN – June 1, 2014
Great management, you don't see your coworkers much because you are primarily alone with a client in their home. Assisting with cooking, cleaning, appointments, shopping, and companionship. Great job to have if you need flexibility.
I would drive to the client's house and complete mulitlpe number of tasks that included: ADL's, showers, admitting medication, help with food intake, cooking, cleaning,and running errands. I learned that being patient will get you very far. I worked independently with each client. The hardest part of the job is the lack of technology Touching Hearts – more... at Home had. I often saw problems with the check they mailed me. I was so touched by each client I worked with. I loved seeing each person I worked with. I loved being active in each of my client's life. The time spent working with all the people I did truly touched my heart. – less
Very enjoyable management but pay could be a little greater.
Personal Caregiver (Former Employee), Denver, CO – April 28, 2013
Pros: nice management, decent hours, accomidating
Cons: low pay, no room for advancement, clients pass away :(
This was a great company to work for. All of the ladies working in the office are super nice and extremely accommodating to the employee's needs. The only things about this company that aren't great are the compensation and hour fluctuation.
Elder Companion (Current Employee), Rochester, NY – November 12, 2012
The organization seems to have the clients best interest in mind and the work is independant, but there is not a lot of contact between employee and employer. It is nice to be able to go right to work from home and not have to deal with alot of extra in betweens.
In Home Caretaker (Former Employee), Chantilly, VA – April 15, 2012
Pros: i helped people
Cons: no benefits and minimal compensation, no opportunities for growth or advancement
People should do more than just pass through life or experience and succumb to an illness. People should be able to make informed decisions about their health care, maintain their health and wellness, and live and die with dignity. Giving in home care allowed me to do that but because the job was technically "non-medical" I was very limited, given my – more... years in healthcare prior to this position. – less