Dialysis Nurse Assistant (Current Employee), San Jose, CA – October 31, 2013
Pros: meeting new people, and gaining new experiences
Cons: tough schedule/ not enough hrs
Beginning a typical day greeting patients and obtaining to their needs, I have always opened myself to listen and communicate. To propose on management, management is on top of their tasks to reach out to nurse aides to inform me what is expected. I multi-task without hesitation and if I come across an issue, I advise the patient that I will always – more... find a way to work out the problem. Working independently, there is no hard work that I come across because i feel that if you love what you do, then you are able to perform at your best. The most enjoyable part about my job is meeting new people, getting to know one another, and build new skills throughout my day. The learning experience is amazing because I get to work with many people, of many different ages. I am highly comfortable and capable of learning new things. Being a driven individual, I know i got what it takes to do anything once I put my mind to it. – less
This position eventually provided flexability in my work day
Home Health Aide (Former Employee), Kalamazoo, MI – September 26, 2013
Pros: allowed for a flexible work schedule
Cons: was difficult to find the necessary time in each home every time.
My very first assignment provided a lot of hours on the job with just about 40 miles of travel daily. Over the two year period I worked for Homewatch Caregivers my assignments began to fluctuate and work hours slowly diminished to the point of barely there. The hardest part of this position was finding the time to complete tasks in the short amount – more... of time allotted in each home. However, I did enjoy working with the diverse range in clients. As the company grew and with the change/increase in office staff scheduling errors became increasingly substantial. As I communicated these issues to management/office staff eventually I was reprimanded and assignments ended. Compensation that was discussed and agreed upon at hire was never increased as agreed and became an entirely separate issue altogether. Prior to these issues described above employer/employee relationship was great. – less
Pros: they have great clients, will never get sent to filthy unsafe enviornments, every house i've been to to provide care in have been awesome.
Cons: no benefits
I've had the same client for almost 2 years so I work at night. I work full-time and it's ok. I only communicate with management when I have a problem and they handle them pretty well. My co- workers are ok.
RN (Current Employee), Township of Haddon, NJ – August 3, 2013
I enjoy the teamwork displayed within this company between staff members and caregivers. Meeting the needs of a wide variety of clients is rewarding. Helping seniors stay as independent as possible for as long as possible is the best part of the job.
Professional Driver (Former Employee), Denver, CO – July 27, 2013
Cons: varied scheduling availability.
Homewatch is a great company, well enjoyed by its clients. The duties of a personal care provider can vary from simple driving to end-of-life health care. Management is good, a small focused team allows very little confusion among scheduling and assigned clients. great work if you can get it.
Excellent workplace with strong support structure and caring management
LPN (Current Employee), Sarasota, Fl – July 22, 2013
Pros: getting to see the positive changes i have made in the quality of life of my clients
Cons: there are no cons with my position
I work as a part time nurse with three clients assigned to me personally. I also do assessments and apply treatments for other clients as needed. My job consists of organizing monthly pill boxes, skin assessment, treatments according to doctor orders, and supervising unlicensed personnel. I also go to brand new clients and assess their needs to assist – more... in developing their care plans. I have been able to identify potential life-threatening ailments with my clients and have been in close contact with physicians to get the issues resolved. I work closely with the owner of the agency and client services director who I report to on a regular basis. I enjoy training the CNAs/HHAs on new care and help them solidify their skills to provide the highest level of care possible for my clients. – less
Caregiver (Current Employee), South Daytona, FL – July 12, 2013
Pros: get to work with different people
Cons: getting attached
A typical day for me is when I go to my clients home and greet them with a smile and seeing that they are rather excited to see me arrive. I learn every day is something different you have good days and bad days and it's how you look at them and take them that matters. The people I work with are very kind and compassionate they understand that you are – more... not gonna have it easy every time you go into a clients home. The hardest part of the job is loosing the client. You may be working with them for such a long time and when they leave for what ever reason, it does tend to hurt, but that's what life is about I guess. The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing the smiles on my clients faces when I've helped them with a difficult task, some times just helping them have a bowel movement is rewarding in it's self. – less
CNA (Current Employee), Salt Lake City, UT – July 3, 2013
A typical work day just depends on the day, some days I'm extremely busy and others I have nothing. I have learned a lot from this company. Time management, Responsibility, and much more Management are really nice Co-workers and really nice and help with shifts that need to be picked up Hardest part about my job is seeing someone suffer and not being – more... able to help The most enjoyable part about my job is helping someone and bring a smile to their face – less
Caregiver (Former Employee), Knoxville, TN – June 17, 2013
Pros: managment was very flexable and would always make sure you had a client and work
Cons: 12hr shifts only no 8 hour shifts available
HomeWatch Caregivers Of Knoxville TN is a great company to work for one of the best agencies I have ever worked for, great staff! They only hire the best Caregivers have great information and continuing education classes. I worked nights so that would be the hardest part of my job 12hr shifts. The most enjoyable part of my job was my clients!
Business Development & Community Liaison (Former Employee), Weymouth, MA – May 7, 2013
Assisted in business operations, Experience in human resource, scheduling, payroll, hiring, training & disciplinary. Providing and designing marketing tools. Responsible for screening potential clients. Maintaining a current data base of resources. Responsible for coordinating team training sessions. Responsible for representing company at all expo’s – more... and vendor fairs. – less
Caregiver (Former Employee), Grafton, OH – March 27, 2013
Pros: free lunch, breaks when ever
Cons: time away from family
This was my very first time doing in home health care, at first i was overwelmed of being boerd with my time when clients feel asleep for there naps. Finally i got the hang of it and act like it was my home and what would i do with time on my hands. Its not a fast pace job. hardest part is when you get comfortable with your client and they pass away, – more... the best part is you meet new people and learn all different cultures of life – less