Personal Support Worker (Former Employee), Brampton, ON – November 3, 2013
Pros: good services
Cons: good service
the most enjoyable part of the job is working with the clients and caring for them. I get to develop a warming relationship with them that is caring, loving and wonderful. They make me feel like I am apart of their family, sharing wonderful stories about life and how great life has been for them ; also they share memories of loved ones and their grandchildren – more... who bring joy in their lives. also I enjoy caring for them as if they were my own family , it makes me feel good about myself that I am able to provide the help, the comfort, and the joy when no one else is there for them. – less
Health Care Aide/ Personal Support Worker (Current Employee), toronto, ON – September 2, 2013
Pros: great part- time for a nursing student
Cons: few shifts
I am only on call as I have other part - time job while in school. I usually work night shift. I learned to manage my time more efficiently. I work alone every shift. The manager is very professional and organized. the hardest job is having different clients every shift. The most enjoyable part though is the companionship. I get to meet different kinds – more... of people and learn a lot from their stories – less
There are much better places to invest your time, expertise and experience.
Marketing and Community Liaison (Former Employee), Raleigh, NC – September 3, 2014
Pros: gluten-free parties
Cons: i didn't feel the love. they still owe me for a couple of intakes.
I learned that interests and related concerns outside of this non-medical home care service are more important than cultivating a strong work culture and team approach and that expanding the scope of service was not a priority. Status quo is the order of the day.
Medicaid referrals were routinely declined for my territory and there was no sufficient – more... investment of time and resources to develop lasting relationships with provider contacts. There is a closed management mindset that is unaccountably and frustratingly detached from the needs of the business, that is full of limited, derivative ideas and septic with a pettiness that seemed to infect many aspects of the job.
There was little encouragement for continuing education and marketing skills development, no guidance nor incentives for job advancement, and the ComForcare corporate computer modules and documentation programs were pedestrian at best and were not deeply relevant in clinical terms.
I think I was hired because of favorable omens derived from crystal power and astrological charts. I made only stiff acquaintances with management and there seems to be some very brittle personal sensitivities.
Regrettably, I cannot with clear conscience recommend this company to anyone. I saw great potential there and was optimistic about future gains. My vision isn't what it used to be. – less
Caregiver (Current Employee), Middleton, Wi – August 8, 2014
a typical day starts with getting the client cleaned up if necessary. then if they are hungry i cook or make them something to eat. if they need medicine i administer. nights i would put them to bed, as in getting pads or diapers changed, make up their bed to get them into it. sometimes i may have to use a hoyer lift but only if it is needed. i have – more... learned a lot from this job like how to care for elderly. i have learned how to use a hoyer lift, how to balance a check book, how to write a check etc. management is great. sometimes they have a problem with scheduling but other than that they stay on top of everything. i dont really interact with my coworkers because this is an independent job where you go to clients houses and care for them in their own home. it makes them feel more independent. we are just there to help. the hardest part of my job would have to be the lifting. seeing as i am only 18 years old and havent developed all the way yet i would have to say that is the hardest part. the most enjoyable would be getting to see my clients everyday and being able to spend time with someone who i am the only one they see all day. – less
Heather and Yolanda are very good at keeping you busy it is just most clients are not home when it is there time
Home Health Aide (Former Employee), Fayetteville, GA – June 1, 2014
Pros: being outside the majority of the day
Cons: no benefits
I think think pay could be more but this is GA. The only problem I had with this company was the clients not being home when it was there time to be seen so that made your hours cut so that means a shorter pay check.