Home Health DISASTER!! Venting.. - page 2
by ICU_RN_BSN 1,796 Views | 13 Comments
I love love my clients that I work for in their home...they have a number of kids all who of which are middle-aged and horrible...the family is very wealthy and none of their children have worked a day in their lives....yeah.... Read More
- 0Nov 24, '10 by bakpakrI currently work HH and when I took the job I made it perfectly clear with my employer that I do not cook, clean the house or other domestic tasks. I will only do what is required of me in the performance of my duties as a CNA. That is not to say I will not absolutely do those things. But that I do not want it to become a habit and expected. I will prepare the occasional meal and other tasks.
I love my clients as well but would not have put up with the families behavior that you did. I would have let them know in no uncertain terms that I am there for the client and not for them. If they have a problem they can call my boss who happens to own the agency I work for and he would have pulled me out and ended the contract. I have seen him do this on several occasions. There is just to much work here and to many agencies available to worry about it. I can get a job in any agency here because I have developed a reputation of providing great care. Word of mouth is great. I have had some of my clients use other agencies and have that agency try to get me hired with them so that I can care for the client again. It is not uncommon for other agencies to call me for positions even though I do not work for them.
- 0Dec 26, '10 by OzBoundI used to work for a family similar to that here in Orlando. We took care of the parents. ( one who was 90 and the other 86 ) They lived in a gated community on a golf course and the one daughter would come in never empty handed with a drink disguised in her soda cup. The family would come and go, but they were so uppity and treated us like maids. One family member would come over and when you would ask him a question or say goodbye, he would just look at you then keep walking. Now, I know plenty of people with money and they don't behave that way.
The client was even rude, never calling us by our names, but things like...YuuuuHoooo girl..girl in the kitchen, where are you. Hellooooo girl in the back, I need something. Then when people would come over, she would tell them we were there to wait on everyone. $10 an hour to take care of two people with feeding, meds, laundry, bathing the dog every other day because she would feed the Maltese ham, cheese, sloppy joe, waffles, chocolate etc and it pooped everywhere to include their bed.
What I never could understand was how they all acted so uppity, but neither parent had taken a bath in the MONTHS I worked there and the other caregivers told me they had never seen them bathe either. I used to find extra pills in the med trays sometimes. ( I'm guessing it was when the daughter had a little too much to drink ). I finally had to walk away before a disaster happened.
Mom was a diabetic and they allowed her to spray tons of whipped cream on fruit. There were at all times at least 5 cans in the fridge. When I asked why this was, the daughter replied " Well, she's 86, let her eat what she wants".
Oh and when I applied, they came right out and asked me what I looked like. " are you pretty, what color hair do you have, etc" I was like...uh are you asking me if I am black or white, she said oh nooo, Mother is jealous over Dad so we are looking for someone who isn't realy pretty. Now, I'm a pretty smart person, and knowing what I do now about them being racists, I tend to believe they were more wondering my skin color, then my beauty. Might have been a little of both. Never have I been asked what I looked like.
Oh girls..I got more...stay tuned!
- 0Dec 26, '10 by ICU_RN_BSNomg I don't know if I could put up with that stuff. My clients family is back in town right now for the holidays. I basically just ignore them now. I do not cater to them but they do just leave their dishes wherever they please still...i just leave them there until my actual client starts cleaning up after them. Then I feel guilty and do it. But I am just trying to make a point.....its also like crazy weird to me why they want or need us girls here on the holidays when the kids are all here....its not like they need help bathing or need their butt wiped...they just need someone there to make sure dinner is heated up and that they are safe and take their meds....I got called in last night JUST as christmas dinner was being served at my house.... people are just cruel.. But their daughters are just LAZY