I almost forgot about “In the Know” and sense I have great desire to be learning from both sides of the coin.
What I want to know is What you like and dislike about your job
As most of my readers know that I do home care and it does have it ups and down. Let say the biggest factor is type of client you get and my first one was a dirty old man.
I believe people do better in there own home environment then in some type of hospital sitting.
Every client I have gotten I learn something from which I could better my self
As most job everyone feels they should be earning more money and I’m the same. Actual in my area I’m paid quite well most home care workers make under $10.00 an hour and I make $12.27 and hour.
Plus bonus and my last bonus was a little over $700.
If I can the home care outfit it would be a whole lot different and I Bet a lot people say this.
The other day we got our bi yearly bonus and they gave us memo on about elderly abuse.
Let me tell you they are elderly people who abuse their client and not all older people are nice some are right down mean and nasty.
I don’t know how much the client are checked out but our back ground is total checked out with finger prints and nothing done on the client
Medicaid is where my paycheck is coming from and they’re middle company whom mange the homecare. I understand these home care agency get good pay from Medicaid and some people are paid crap. Which I’m not
I live in a very small community with low population and we are aloud 100 miles a month to any errands our client needs. Well which isn’t all that much if I take my client to closes wal-mart a round trip would be about 65 miles.
Now we should have commercial insurance on our rig and none of us makes that type of wages to care it
Heard the ole wise saying “Penny wise pound foolish” well that’s Medicaid for you.
A Medicaid social/nurse comes in to these people home and see what they need. One thing they don’t take in the entire family and I’m including pets.
One of my clients had a daughter who was starting school and one of my chores for her was laundry.
But by rights I wasn’t to do any other laundry then hers and she real couldn’t do her own and how would anyone expect her to do her daughter laundry.
If she could do her daughter laundry and then she could do her own.
The Medicaid system is set up at this time for the people not to get better. Sure as long as client isn’t getting better these homecare outfit is making a killing off of Medicaid. I believe they would be better off to spend a little bit extra improving these people who is using Medicaid and it would total benefit everyone.
It only making a small percentage of people true income mainly pharmacies companies
Next month “In The Know” will be on the 25th of April. I would like to know “If I look out your front window what would I see”