Visting angels is a great place to work for.
caregive/home health aid/compaion (Former Employee) – Stockton, CA – June 3, 2012
1. is going to my client house assisting in any way i can as far as my limitations, bathing, dressing, cooking, feeding, light housekeeping, errands, Dr. appts, med, reminders. documentation of daily functions.
2. is that everyone weather young or elderly that needs care needs to be treated with empathy,patience, caring, and a listening ear. most of what i learned is taking care of my hospice clients. the client and family are suffering and i am able to bring my experience in to assist from a realm of issues. able to be their for then when their loved ones takes their last breath. able to stay calm, comfort, and listen. i learned this job this part is not for everyone but this so is my passion to help others is a difficult time.
3. i would just like if possible management could hear new ideas and help maybe with newsletters to let us know they are their and maybe have an open door policy and more communication.
4. sometimes the caregiver is more experienced than the other and may not be knowlegable in the field because the client suffers then caregiver has to report to the office with information.
5. i found being a team player is difficult for some caregivers.
6.to know that i did the best to my ability. and someone needs to be the voice for the clients who may not be able to speak. to bring my experience to the family's who so need the help. most of all talking to my clients they are a history book and have expereienced life more than me.
flexable schedule self sufficent, little supervison, learn something new, and providing a fullfiling purpose.