If you like working with in-home clients you should VOLUNTEER
HCA/Caregiver (Current Employee) – Los Angeles County, CA – January 3, 2017
I thought this franchise was going to really work out for me as I love caregiving and have done this professionally (and privately all my life). Disheartening. This particular franchise cares only for the cash - there are no benefits, no room for growth. Befriending clients is frowned upon, yet a "bond" is recommended. If you are planning to live on minimum wage here, forget it, not matter how much you love your job. There is no communication between caregivers - even when relieving each other with hospice - and no communication with management except by often confusing texts which are not timely. This has proved disastrous and this particular franchise got off lucky. They told me in the beginning, to my face, that they had chose this franchise to make money, and as Maya Angelou always said, "when someone tells you who they are, believe them the first time". Your hours are not guaranteed from one day to the next so don't expect this job to pay your rent. If you are retired, have other income, and need something to show the IRS this may work for you.
If you love working with others, being there; caring and hearing stories that enrich your own life - find a way to volunteer. These agencies take in at least $26.00 per hour and give you 8-12.00 per hour. In may cases you are expected to be a maid, not the " tea-loving " companion you see in all those great commercials.
VOLUNTEER. It makes the world a better place. I would never recommend this company, nor would I ever work for any of it's franchises again.
The wonderful clients!! Soul-connections!
No management, no benefits, minimum wage, no potential