"I have worked with a few different home care agencies as well as interviewed with a few. HISC (Home Instead Senior Care) offers a one day orientation (which all others I dealt with don't), they also have a care trainer that will accompany you to your first few clients, assist with teaching skills (as for the use of lifts or how to do anything really), or at least call you prior to a shift with a new client to brief you - all of which I have NEVER experienced with other companies.
While interviewing with other companies the interview itself is minimal - which makes it clear they'll hire anyone and they are just trying to fill the holes. However, HISC will not just hire anyone. Rumor has it that careless staff members don't last here, they will ask you to leave, even during the orientation process.
There are care managers overlooking the care of all clients as well as keeping in touch with care aides, so any concerns you have for your client over your shift you can text the care manager. They seriously DO care. I am in touch with the care managers of all my clients and we are always improving the quality of care as well as keeping the standard high. Care managers also investigate complaints, for instance - if you have reason to believe certain care measures are not being taken, the care manager will follow up.
I have been with this company for only two or three months but I am pursuing my Masters in Public Health on the side as well and I have come to really appreciate the quality care standard this company sets. It is hands down different than any other company I have worked for. I normally never rate a 10, as I personally believe there is always room for improvement, but I believe a 10 here is necessary as this company STANDS OUT beyond all others so well and I want others to know it. I love being employed here!"
Wilder once said: "Home is the nicest word there is." This may be
especially true for loved ones affected by Alzheimer's or another type
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