Health Care Aide (Former Employee) – Canada – 22 August 2017
A typical day when doing home care is all about driving. That way I got used to driving in the city. There are times I get a lot of hours and more times I get a few. The only thing I didn't like is that I get 2 residents with overlapping schedule which I was told that I make the best of it. But I did enjoy working in WeCare.
Family Support Worker (Former Employee) – Fredericton, NB – 3 August 2017
For the work we have to do and the expectations they have of us FSWs, we do not get paid enough. The benefits could be a little better. Management and scheduling were horrible and WeCare was a revolving door with regard to workers.
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) – Sudbury, ON – 21 May 2016
There were lots of hours but the employers were hard to contact and they were not very organized, especially with employee hours. I went from copper cliff to Chelmsford to Sudbury back to copper cliff for 4 hours worth of work. I spent more in gas.
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) – Sault Ste. Marie – 21 October 2015
Obtain scheduled appointments from coordinator, attend clients homes and assist with daily tasks such as cleaning, light meal preparation, bathing, dressing, toileting. Some clients required 2 assistants to attend, in my experience the staff were on time and friendly. The most enjoyable part of this job was that every client was different but they were always happy to have you there helping them. I learned a great deal from this job and the experience was positive in every way.
Always an opportunity to take on more than scheduled
PSW Field Staff (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 4 March 2015
I love working in home care, the company has some organization issues. They need to work on supervising the field staff more closely and be more clear as to what job duties entail per client. Communication is an on going issue with clients and staff members.
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) – Whitby, ON – 14 July 2012
One day I had a client who was affected by a stroke on his left side and I enjoyed helping him do exercises. I liked to help him do a series of exercises for his entire body, such as head movements, shrugs, arm movements and leg movements, etc. When I first started with the patient my English pronunciation wasn't so good so he didn't understand me when I said "shrug." He laughed because he thought I said "shark."