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Client-centred, quality home care services
Registered Practical Nurse (Temporary License) (Former Employee), Oakville, ONNovember 8, 2012
Pros: flexible hours, training ongoing.
Cons: lots of weekend hours required, casual schedule.
Supportive, friendly work environment. Flexible hours. Ongoing training. Staff meetings and parties.
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Do not work here
Caregiver (Former Employee), Columbus OhioDecember 16, 2014
Pros: the patients!
Cons: no breaks, low pay, ever changing schedule, no job security
When I got the call and did my interview with this company I was pretty excited. Even more so when I received my schedule for the whole month. Everyone seemed nice and the company was pretty organized. I went to work with a little old lady and life was good. My first pay o ly 8 hours of training pay came with no problems. The next pay check is where – more... the problems began. My pay was 4 hours short. Not a big deal mistakes happen. I called and emailed and was told it would be taken care of. Two weeks pass and yay time for the next pay check! This pay was 40 hours short. I called I emailed within a week I still had not heard anything back until I called and quit. Then I hot a call from the director who informed me that I wasn't owed any hours and everything I was owed was paid to me. I had to threaten to get a lawyer involved to get it solved. I had even send them more copies of my time sheets and everything. This was very flustering. As a side note they also refused to replace me one night when I was so sick throwing up that I couldn't get off the bathroom floor. How am I supposed to take care of someone when I can't stop vomiting. This company was much more of a hassle than its worth. – less
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Great Company if you're not looking for promotions or something steady
HHA (Former Employee), grand rapids, miDecember 14, 2014
Cons: no breaks; no work/life balance
Clients were amazing to work with, but the company itself, not worth it. If you don't mind driving around from house to house or facility to facility, then great go for it. Work/life balance is not something to look for with this company. I worked every single weekend and week day even after I stated I only wanted to work part time (20hrs week). My – more... checks were never predictable so I never knew what they were going to look like being the payscale was all over. The scheduling staff scheduled me outside of my availability and expected me to work where ever they placed me. I love healthcare, but this job was not worth it being they have no benefits to offer or promotions to a hire level – less
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Hard work, but worth it.
Caregiver/Personal Assistant (Former Employee), Ann Arbor, MINovember 21, 2014
Very challenging work, but it pays off in the end. Plenty of opportunity for growth.
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Entertaining and calm enviorment
Caregiver (Former Employee), Akron, OHOctober 7, 2014
a typical day at work in healthcare would consist of arriving on time to ours clients resident. Seeing what was on their agenda for the day. mainly getting our clients dress, feed, making sure their medication was taken on time, of course engaging in conversation keeping them active. We would go on walks, play games, and watch a little tv together. – more... Management was great they kept you posted on your work reports from the families of the clients and other great suggestions with the client. The hardest part of the job was keeping our clients encouraged to be productive and moving. The most enjoyable part of the job was coming in contact with such great people and hearing all their old stories about life in their days. – less
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My Patients Make My Job Worth It!
Home Health Aide/Caregiver (Current Employee), Zionsville, INOctober 2, 2014
The most enjoyable part of my job was most certainly the patients and their family members; without the most important part of being a nurse my job would not be what I would want. I most certainly made a strong connection with each of my patients and their family members, I believe they would say the same thing as well. The hardest part of my job is – more... losing a client, either they pass away or are moved to a nursing home or no longer need our services. I enjoy my job most in part due to my patients and the motivation I get from them! – less
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Not a good company to work for at all. WARNING!!
CNA (Former Employee), Charlotte, NcSeptember 24, 2014
Pros: my clients
Cons: never got breaks, never got a raise
I enjoyed my clients that I worked with very much! But the company is not good, Bad management! The pay is not good at all and you have to drive your own car, They don't even pay mileage. I was promised a week paid vacation and never got it, And I was on call a few times and they say they pay 50$ for being on call. Sometimes I would get it and then – more... sometimes my manager would never give it to me. I was promised things I never got! Over all a bad company, I would not work here if I were you. High turnover rate in employes. – less
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In it to help others, not much in return
Caregiver (Former Employee), Ann Arbor, MISeptember 19, 2014
Cons: no benefits at all, poor and inadequate training
Speaking from my personal experience only. Felt my three hour training was very inadequate before they told me to go to work. They did not do a thorough background check on me. They said in my orientation a few years ago that they only hire experieced caregivers- this is so they dont have to pay to train you. No guaranteed hours, no benefits- at all. – more... No pto until one YEAR of employment. This really is a job that puts employees in a very precarious financial situation, wondering how many hours they have, hoping they don't get sick- no sick days, it is very stressful. Very inadequate ongoing training. I really would highly recommend not working here. Come on- you have to treat your workers like they are human beings. – less
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no raises no benefits
Caretaker (Current Employee), Windsor, CTSeptember 9, 2014
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: no benefits
Nice people to work with, working with clients and helping them stay independent in there own home.
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Great workplace.
Caregiver (Current Employee), Akron, OHAugust 13, 2014
A typical day at work consists of client care and companionship. Personal care, cleaning, errands and doctor appointments can all be included in one day.
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in short the job was very rewarding.
Caregiver (Former Employee), Daytona Beach, FLAugust 9, 2014
Pros: dollars worth of education and expierience.
Cons: losing people.
most day were different. i developed a routine with each client depending on their needs for that day.i learned a lot about dementia related disorders.as well as other medical conditions that my supervisor educated me on. i loved my boss and my co workers were all the best at their jobs.i loved the challenge of making a small difference in peoples lives.the – more... hardest part of the job was always when u lost a client.either to death or a full time nursing facility.working with the elderly has many challenges. the rewards are as many or more. – less
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Productive
CNA/Caregiver (Current Employee), Tucson, AZJuly 16, 2014
Every day is different working with new patients. Gives you a great opportunity to keep your skills in order as a CNA.
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A good job for entry level healthcare
Home Health Aide/CNA (Current Employee), Cameron Park, CAJuly 15, 2014
Low level of skilled co-workers, multiple entry-level personel staff applied to advanced level care clients.

Frequently disorganized. Poor interpersonel communication
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nice place to work for
CNA/HHA (Former Employee), Akron, OHJune 10, 2014
I enjoyed working for this company but the jobs they had were kind of far for me I lived in Garfield heights and was traveling to Akron everyday for work
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Fun and enjoyable. It's always nice to put a smile on the elderlys' faces.
Caregiver (Current Employee), Knoxville, TNJune 3, 2014
Pros: pet's on the patio and chapel services
Cons: breaks
A typical day at work is rewarding because I leave knowing I have helped someone who needs the assistance from me because of failing health conditions.

The management is excellent. They make you feel like we work as a team and you feel like family.

The co-workers are super nice! I get along with everyone and look forward to seeing them each day.

The – more... hardest part of the job is when someone begins to decline in their health and even though you try your hardest to comfort them and ease their pain, they feel like it's time to give up.

The most enjoyable part about my job is going and sharing donuts with an elderly man or woman. They feel like a kid again! – less
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This a very nice place to work
CNA/Caregiver (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZMay 14, 2014
I would recommend anyone to work there everyone is nice from the owners on down family owned and operated
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New Poorly Run Agency Starting Off
Caregiver (Former Employee), Framingham, MAMarch 24, 2014
Pros: great family and client
Cons: poor communication, no benefits, low pay, no stability
This agency lacks in communication between their caregivers and family members leaving everyone guessing what's going to happen next or assumming matters are all worked out. I had no guarentee that my job was secure and was talked into doing 24 hour shifts when all I wanted was hours during the day.
We didnt get paid extra for holidays though the familes – more... were charged and there was no benefits at all even for full time employees. My pay check was messed up several times due to the payroll and my last check was 5 hours short.
I will never feel as out of control again as I did working for this agency. I stayed as long as I could for my client since we are the blood line as the company says, but at the end the agency won. – less
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Productive and rewarding work during shift
STNA (Former Employee), Cincinnati OHMarch 23, 2014
Pros: one could set the hours pretty much as would best fit into your life.
Cons: no breaks per se. such is the nature of healthcare.
Arrive at client's house aware of what was generally expected each day. Perform duties as laid out in care plan. Personalize care for client as you become more familiar with them. Document your duties as they were performed, as well as any reactions/responses from client that day. Report any new or unusual occurrences from your client in ones documentation. – more... Job can be physically tiring, but emotionally rewarding. – less
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Home Health Aide (HHA) (Current Employee), Dallas, TXMarch 6, 2014
My job as a caregiver is to help others to be able to live a better live.
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awesome patient!
Caregiver/Companion (Former Employee), Grand Rapids, MIMarch 6, 2014
learned a lot about taking care of people! I loved spending time with all of the different clients!

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