Exciting, fast-paced work.
Resident Assistant (Current Employee) – Altoona, PA – May 23, 2018
A typical day at work can depend on the shift you work. First shift is waking people up, breakfast, lunch, laundry, hydration, snacks provided. Second shift is dinner, putting people to bed, snacks provided, laundry. Third shift is cleaning, laundry, cares in the morning, preparing the community for the next day. I've learned a lot about caring for people and what makes a great caregiver. Management is great, but could also use some work with the RSD. The hardest part of the job is the lifting of residents to provide cares. Residents can be difficult depending on what is going on and dementia is a big problem with that. The most enjoyable part of the job is caring for people and being companions for the residents.
Constantly busy, never a down moment.