Productive, friendly environment
Wait staff (Current Employee) – Elk Grove, CA – January 9, 2018
In this job I learn about how alzheimer/dementia is. How the residents acts or the steps to knowing that they are getting to a certain stages. In memory care, there are some days that the residents are agitated, have anxiety or an emotional breakdown. And some days they are not.
Every seasons the building will be decorated with all sorts of things. Since valentine is coming up, I notice that the rooms in Memory cares door have pink/red hearts.
The hardest part about this job is knowing that the residents won't remember us(workers). The worst is when they no longer live there. Its either because they found another home care or they left.
I love to see the residents when they come down to the dinning room to eat. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its sad not to see them to come down. Because they are either sick or don't feel well or just feel like eating. Even if I know that I still feel sad that they are not downstair. But as a waitstaff I get to go check on them when they don't come down to eat. I love how we have events or bunches. I get to see the residents with all sorts of food that they can only eat onces in awhile. I like to see their big smile when they see the big portions of food on their plates. Even I know they might not finish it, I still give them a big portions.
when you work a 7:30 - 2 shift you get 30 min, but when you work 11: 30 - 7:30 you are to take an hour break