Quote from Darkstar1485
I guess it makes me mad when people think that's what a CNA does (in general). I mean, don't we do ENOUGH? Yes, I COULD do it, (if compensated accordingly for what I call "extras") Washing dishes and cooking are NOT things that should be expected... Especially when the person is only paying $7.50 p/h
And i agree. id rather wipe a crappy butt than wash dishes and cook. I feel like its a waste of my time and skills.
I completely agree.
I used to work for myself and always charged $15 (negotiable) an hour and that was without household chores (which I would not do).
I was once offered $6 an hour to take care of a heavy-care patient at home (along with those household chores!) and I respectfully declined and wished them good luck in finding a responsible worker that does quality care (and actually knows what they are doing) at that pay.
I find it disturbing, myself, that most folks do not know how much skill is involved in providing care (especially the more compromised patients).
After a while, I would not go to private homes and did all my work in facilities wherein families would personally pay me to be a private CNA for their loved ones.
I charged what I wanted and I never had to cook or do dishes!
The only catch was the possible liability, so I decided, after my last patient died, that I wasn't pushing my luck anymore and stopped working for myself.
It was nice while it lasted, though.