I just accepted a home health job, and when I proceeded to tell my father about it, he flipped out. He is telling me I am making a horrible decision and I am not wise enough.
I am just very discouraged now, I know he means well but he isn't a cna and he doesn't know what I do. So, I just want to know what y'all think about home health. Is it bad?
What are your father's concerns?
I personally love being a CNA in Home Health. I love the one on one time with my clients. I can take my time and not feel frazzled all the time. My agency allows us to have say on what days we want off, to how many hours we want to work and what shifts work best for us. We also have a say in if there is something about the job we are concerned over we can decline the client. They allow you to say if you want to work with people with animals, or if you do not want to work in a smokers house that is fine as well.
There are some drawbacks like traveling to many places, and you get called in sometimes to have to take a shift because another care giver had to cancel for one reason or another. But I feel the rewards and positive aspects of Home Care far outway the negatives.
Also hey give Home Care a try...If for one reason or another it is not for you then there are plenty of other opertunities you may be able to find that will fit you better.
Last edit by mvm2 on Apr 21, '13