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The Information Anyone In Home Care Should Know

The Information Anyone In Home Care Should Know

Home Health Nurse - Taking PulseThere are a lot of people out there that wish to learn about home care and the various facets of it. Once you decide that you wish to work in this field, you must do all of the research you can. People will depend on you knowing what you are doing, so here is some advice to start you out.

Make it a point to get to know the person you are working with, from other caregivers that have been working with them, and from the person if they are willing to speak with you. Sometimes you may run across someone that doesn’t wish to speak or cannot. You can learn a lot from their body language if that is the case, as people can say a lot with how they act towards you when you go about your daily routine with them. Don’t rush into being the best friend of someone, they need you to mostly do your job and when you do that well they’ll be more likely to take a liking to you.

Learn what you can about medications, what the client needs you for in the way of being fed or moved, and also know what to look for in relation to their condition. You don’t want to be at a loss for what to do if they have a bad reaction or are in pain over something you did. If you are unsure of what to do when a situation occurs, get into touch with who you work for to see if they know, but if it’s an emergency then don’t hesitate to call an ambulance if need be.

Go back over your training to be a home care professional often. If you are about to go work with a new client, then you have to be very sure that you know what the procedures are you need to do. Anything that isn’t done properly will probably end in you getting fired, and if it’s bad enough of a mistake they may take legal action against you. For instance, if your client is asking you for medication and you know it’s not time for it or that you already gave it to them, you can’t be giving them extra as it could harm them.

Sometimes you will meet people that just don’t want to work with you no matter how hard you try. If you feel like the client is unhappy, or if you are trying and they have said they want you to quit working with them, don’t take it too personally. It is bound to happen a few times, especially to those new to this kind of care. The best thing to do is just to ask your employer to hook you up with a new client.

Home care is something you will want to be very sure you do some studying about since you are dealing with other people that need help. Here you should have gotten a couple of pieces of advice that can get you started. It pays to know what needs to be done so you can do your job well and make sure your client is well taken care of.

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Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
Reviewer: Liliana D
Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great, award-winning company!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: CAROL
CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
I LOVE BEING ON CALL THRU THE WEEK MAKE MORE MONEY, WORK WHEN YOU WANT. LOVE LOVE LOVE 24 HR AND ALL THE STAFFERS THERE THE BEST.
Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
Reviewer: Raul
Raul 2020-05-28 via Google
Great place to work for!

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