Relaxed and very flexible with sweet new elderly people to work for
Inhome Caregiver (Former Employee) – Modesto, CA – September 24, 2018
Started with preparing patient's breakfast and dispensing meds in weekly container. I then served patient breakfast. Then fixed bed, dumped garbage and took a dirty laundry to wash area. After breakfast I then prepared lunch if patient did not have to go out for the day for Dr.appointments. If my patient had appointments we ate out.At the end of the day I got the mail and had small talk with the patient about everything and anything going on in the world or the patient's life.(which was pretty interesting).The hardest part of the job was not being able to talk with someone of my own age,also adapting to the same ole routine day in and day out. Being left in the house alone sometimes till the end of the day, whenever one of my patient's friends or family members would take them out for the day,and my patient forgot to let me know,and they forgot where their phone was to let me know. I enjoyed time with my patient getting to know someone not only by checking their breathing and making sure they don't have an accident.But because i was there spending a couple of hours with them just listening, brought them some little joy. Also their trust in me with their life gave me joy or something. Just to be apart of something and looked at by everyone with great respect was what i was looking for. I always wanted to work in a hospital around other people and feel the same joy,but I believe learning to adapt to any surrounding place that your in at the moment is fulfillment of itself.
Free breakfast, lunches and sometimes dinners and other gifts.
No connection with others sometimes, and little payfor changing adult diapers and basically doing what nurses and maids do!