Helping Clients that really needed it.
Home Health Aide (Former Employee) – Jamestown, NY – August 8, 2016
I enjoyed being a Home Health Aide. Helping people who are disabled, or just can't do things at home or do their own shopping. My typical day would consist of going into someones home, fix breakfast if it was a morning case, help with bathing/showering, help get dressed and get the client settled so I could clean up. I did anything that was on the care plan.
I learned that it is so gratifying to help someone that really needs it. Makes me feel like I made their day.
I didn't have much to do with co-workers, as we each had our own assignments, but did see them during training. I had no problem with any of them.
The hardest part of the job was working with clients that were very demanding. They wanted me to do things that we were not supposed to do, but they didn't care. I just had to work with them to come to a decision that worked for them and for me.
The most enjoyable part of the job was helping clients. Being there for them to clean their house, fix meals, or just being a companion. I can't imagine being at home a lot and not having anyone to talk to. It has to be terrible.
The reason I left Willcare was staffing. I would give them my schedule for my main job and they would still call me to go in when I had to work my other job. I was also getting calls at my main job and I could have lost that job because of the calls. It was just easier to leave on good terms.
Helping people and being there for someone who really needed it. Making someones life better.
Difficult clients and being called when I was at my main job.