Productive yet playful day as a caretaker, mother and student
HOMEMAKER/STUDENT (Current Employee), Honolulu, Hawaii – September 7, 2014
I currently a homemaker and student but when I did have a full time job, I worked with children, although it can be stressful at times it is the most rewarding job I had so far. The skills that I learned while working with children, I have implemented them with raising my two year old son. Entry-level sign language, sensory and cognitive skills are – more... easily incorporated. As a caretaker I was in charge of providing a safe yet playful environment to the children, proper sanitation, daily schedules, and meals were served. I have always enjoyed working as a group because I believe that two heads are better than one. My most enjoyable part of the job is watching the little one flourish and become independent toddlers, while it is rewarding it is stressful to a keep a constant schedule but at the end is all worth it at the end. – less
Care Giver (Current Employee), Hanford, CA – April 15, 2014
Pros: easy going atmosphere, great family to work for, and the pay is steady.
Cons: location and late night hours.
A typical work night for me includes straightening my clients room and preparing the bedding in advance for when they go to bed. I am to assist my clients with walking, bathing, dressing, and using the restroom. I administer medications and keep a watchful eye on their blood pressure. I am to keep very detailed records of all activity throughout the – more... day as well as completing house work or task they may need done. I am also to keep everything as sanitary as possible at all times. – less
Nanny (Former Employee), Keller, Tx – January 5, 2014
Pros: free food, children, watching them grow
Cons: temper tatrums, terrible twos
I worked for multiple children from the ages of 2-7. My most recent, however, was a 2 year old in which we would play all day, swim, and learn. No one thinks that nanny is a hard job but working with different ages you deal with different challenges. A 2 year old you deal with potty training and temper tatrums while a 7 year old feels as if she can – more... do everything on her own and will not listen to instruction. I love being around kids and watching them grow up so that is the most enjoyable part of being a nanny. – less
Nanny (Former Employee), Queens, NY – October 2, 2013
Pros: making the kids happy
A typical day at work for me is getting the kids ready for school, cleaning and cooking and making sure my job is done right. I learn that dealing with kids is not a hard job to. You just have to have patients and love the kids you care for. To me there is no such thing as having a hard part of the job that I do. All you have to is love the kids just – more... as if they were your own kids. However the most enjoyable thing about my job is seeing the kids faces light up in the morning when they see me. – less
Caregiver (Current Employee), Camarillo, CA – July 8, 2013
•Care for individuals during family disruption by providing personal care and help in adjusting to new lifestyles •Perform housekeeping duties, such as cooking, cleaning, washing clothes and dishes •Plan, shop for and prepare nutritious meals •Transport clients to locations outside the home, such as to physicians' offices and other outings using a motor – more... vehicle – less
Caregiver (Former Employee), Springfield, MO – June 26, 2013
Pros: i could eat lunch with the client, and see her smile.
Cons: health insurance, and benifits.
I would arrive and prepare breakfast, dress and help client begin her day.I learned to really love work with the client and making her day joyful, My boss was great and very understanding. It was just me working with the client, getting the client to shower she was kind of scared i might drop her. The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing i could – more... make my Client smile. – less
Opportunity for short to long term employment in an entry level to advanced level skilled professional within the health care field.
Personal Care Attendant (Current Employee), Las Vegas, NV – February 21, 2013
Pros: to know that you helped in the recovery a person's life and dignity.
Cons: can be a very physical job
There is no typical day when you are in home health care. I experienced each day as a new lesson, making each mental note for future reference. I was able to use many of the skills a health professional learns including the skills not taught in a class room.
The client is the manager. I am there to assist in the management of their health care with – more... the direction of their attending physician. This profession is predominantly a one on one with the client. At times, a strong link between care giver and client is established. The physical aspect of the profession can be taxing on the body when lifting, however, to see the client make a full recovery makes all the difference. – less