Our work environment had a peaceful and fun setting.
Care Aide (Former Employee) – Kelowna, BC – 22 May 2012
Bethesda homes were just that A real home setting. The homes offered a peaceful and fun environment with all the surroundings that a home life should offer. Love, Joy peace and entertainment as well.
There were daily programs appropriate to each individuals needs. A typical day was filled with, common daily schedules. Morning care and preparations dressing teeth face wash and scheduled baths. Breakfast and scheduled programs. Outings or visitors with family or friends. Swimming or going for walks. I learned how to relate and understand the individual's means of communication. How to deal with issues physical, health or emotional issues. Also with co workers. Learning how to communicate in a close environment from day to day. Agreeing to disagree. The hardest part of the job was to see any of the individuals suffer as they seemed to be more vulnerable to illnesses because of their mental and physical disabilities. Seizures for an example. And sometimes because the individuals could not verbally communicate It was not always easy to help them. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to help them, and love them and receive the love back.
working the different shifts, having to leave your loved ones.