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An extremely demanding work environment both personally and professionally.
Administrative Assistant - Scheduling (Former Employee), Halifax, NSMarch 20, 2014
Pros: work to support some of your communities most vulnerable people
Cons: total lack of work-life balance
This organization is a 24-hour environment. While this level of commitment from staff ensures top-tier attention and maximized individual efforts are directed towards outstanding client care, this expectation of round-the-clock dedication without clear dictates of availability or unavailability is not for the faint of heart.
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Self-sufficient work life which allows for close bonds to be established with clients
Caregiver (Current Employee), Toronto, ONNovember 18, 2013
Pros: develop close bonds to clients.
Cons: do not get paid by the hour for a 24hr shift or for overnight shifts (fixed rate).
One-on-one compassionate care to an older adult living at home.
Working with individuals who have dementia provides the opportunity for the caregiver to develop strong interpersonal skills such as empathy, patience, creativity in patient care, validation of patient's feelings, and communication with family members.
A caregiver's journal is present in – more... every client's home which is required for the caregiver to document the client's health status, and any pertinent information.
Depending on the client's health needs, there may be more than one caregiver working with a client, in which case communication between co-workers is needed. This is done through the caregiver's journal, when caregiver's meet at the beginning/end of their shift, or through the agency's office. – less
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Ok place, lack of organization and communication
Home Helper (Former Employee), Woodstock, ONNovember 12, 2013
Cons: not enough hours at times
In home care communication is required. When you call and need to explain, you should be able to talk to one person and get it sorted out not go through 3 people in the office. The teamwork with someone with 24hr care was amazing. Most are not PSW's like I because it's non medical it's not important to have. Being able to help my client transition back – more... into being home from hospital, getting to know them on a more personal level. – less
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Happy and fun to work
Home Instead Senior Care (Current Employee), Vancouver, BCOctober 29, 2013
Pros: chatting with thwm
Cons: n/a
The most enjoyable part of the my job is when i saw my client with there big smile that is my priceless...
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A typical Day as a Nurse
Registered Practical Nurse (Former Employee), torontoMarch 11, 2013
Pros: long hours therefore you make more money, and i get to utilize all my skills
Cons: when the hours get cut
I would normally wake up at 6 am and make my way to work. Once I get there i would first do my round of the floor and make sure all the resident are okay and alive. I would also check the charts to see if there is any information, or change in the patient's status or if there was an incident. Then I will begin to prepare the morning medications. While – more... the patient's are having breakfast or making there way down to breakfast I will start administering the medications to about 25-30 residents. After the medications have been administered i will begin to document and start preparing the afternoon medications and continue with assessments and documentations. – less
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Good Manangement and very nice employers.
Caregiver (Current Employee), Winnipeg, MBFebruary 11, 2013
Pros: free trips
Cons: regular time
Its a very nice and good experience for me to work and working at my current company.The management is also very nice and very kind and also my co - workers. Though the hardest past is when you care for one client for a long time and he/she lost ( passed away) is so sad and you have to start all over again to a new and different clients again. The most – more... enjoyable part of the job is when you go and accompany you clients to different places all over Winnipeg from the mall to museums,etc. – less
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Good job if you are flexible with time
Caregiver (Former Employee), Calgary, ABMay 16, 2012
Pros: fun things with seniors
Cons: hours vary, some days you work 12 hours, other days, only 3
I liked this job, but I found that I seemed to always be on call which I wasn't aware of. I would get calls at 7 asking me to be at work by 8. You can say no to jobs, but if you say no too many times they stop calling you. Also, I was having to drive over an hour to some of my shifts that were only 3 hours long so I felt that I was spending more on – more... gas than I was getting paid. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to know the seniors I worked with and doing things with them. – less
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Fun workplace
Caregiver (Current Employee), Mississauga,Ontario CanadaOctober 7, 2011
Cons: long hours work
My views about the company that I have worked with is that they treat as a family.The owners are very nice, understanding and they know how to handle their employees.
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love helping people.
Caregiver/Personal Assistant (Former Employee), Somers Point, NJOctober 19, 2014
Pros: helping clients be safe and comfortable in their own homes
there are many elderly clients that have no family close by to take care of them when needed,helping clients feel safe in their homes is important. assisting clients with daily chores and doing errands is rewarding.
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Love It
Caregiver (Current Employee), Evansville, INOctober 19, 2014
Some of the sweetest people I've ever worked with. I love being able to help people who are in no condition to help themselves and I love that Home Instead is around to provide them the help that they need.
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Poor Judgement
Live-In Caregiver (Former Employee), Boston, MAOctober 18, 2014
Placement employees unskilled in the home care field or worked withe elderly. Not proactive, way too reactive after the fact. Not accommodating to employee's family needs at time of crisis.
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Amazing Staff and Place to work
Caregiver (Current Employee), Rogers, AROctober 17, 2014
Pros: making lives better
I absolutely love the management they work hard and still remember that you have a life outside of work.
This job is generally a one on one with the client so it is rare you would actually be working with someone else besides the client, however they have classes to keep you updated with new techniques and staff meetings where you are able to mingle – more... with your coworkers.
The hardest part and the most enjoyable part of this job is that you end up caring about the people you are there to help and unfortunately in this career we are there during the most difficult times. – less
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nice job to be at
Caregiver/Personal Assistant (Former Employee), Nashville, TNOctober 16, 2014
Cons: not enough hours
best job you can ever have nice environment, and staff. a typical day at work consist of meeting new people and being open minded
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Poor Management
CareGiver (Former Employee), Fresno, CaOctober 14, 2014
Pros: open shifts... quick hiring
Cons: poor management and pay for a hard job
poor management with constant revolving door of in office people... No "competitive" wages- you're lucky if they get your hours or miles correct. No opportunity for advancing ... OK if you NEED something ASAP. Otherwise better to try another company
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A senior care agency
Certified Nursing Assistant/Caregiver (Current Employee), Clinton, MSOctober 14, 2014
A typical day at work is to care for your patients. I learned to be very thankful.
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learning about programming
Caregiver/Personal Assistant (Former Employee), Monroeville, PAOctober 14, 2014
Pros: free lunches
Cons: knowing about sales, and promotions
customer service,,, computer skills,, programming, billing, taking payments,, sales, tech support,,, i learned alot about satellite programming, and tech support,, management and co workers were great,,, the hardest part was tech support... the enjoyable part was building acct for new customers.. I moved an hour away, so i had to leave my job of 5 years...
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Home Health Aid
Home Instead Senior Care (Former Employee), Wilmington, DEOctober 14, 2014
 Assisted clients with activities of daily living ; Transported clients to and from appointments
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Rewarding Career
Caregiver/Personal Assistant Mentor (Current Employee), Lexington, NCOctober 13, 2014
Pros: rewarding work experience
Cons: long hours
Home care services that are available around the clock, every day of the year. Help with everything from companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, shopping and errands to continual care and Alzheimer’s care. Extensive experience in elder care, help find the right solution to assist patients/clients in maintaining the – more... best possible quality of life. Develop a personal relationship with patients/clients, knowing their likes/dislikes, hobbies, favorite foods and loved ones. – less
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I am basically a care taker of children/seniors and pets.
Caregiver/Personal Assistant (Current Employee), Elk Grove Village, ILOctober 12, 2014
I spent 35 years in the day care curcuit and am now in caregiving. Both job require the same duties and reponsiblities. I love working with people for I am a people person. My goal now is to step away from the day care scene into the home environment such as a nanny or a personal home teacher care aid. And I enjoy caregiving also and meeting all the – more... nice people out there in the communities and build a relationship with others. And I grew up on a farm and love animals especially cats and would love to even pet sit. I have experiences in all these areas.the hardest part of the day care scene is not feeling that one on one with a children. Iloved the most the hugs I would ge tevery morning and evening. Not many jobs offer that benefit. And I love theaching children what makes this world go round. Watching them grow and learn is my the most meaningful part of the child care field. – less
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No consistency in hours
Caregiver (Current Employee), Montgomery,AlOctober 8, 2014
Pros: working with senior citizens
Cons: terrible pay, hard to make a descent living with inconsistent hours
The schedule changes from day to this is not like a regular full-time job. One pay period you could have 60hrs the next week it could be 20 depending on client demand. It is best to have this as a hobby instead of your main source of income.

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