- Home Instead Senior Care17.Jun 2019
Very poor communication between office and care staff. Poor pay, no benefits. Vacation time is not paid as it is presented.
Support from management
I don't usually need support, but know that I can request it if needed.
The nature of this work is autonomous. We rarely see co-workers.
Freedom to work independently
This job requires us to go to clients' homes and work independently. It requires a good deal of trust on the part of the employer.
Communication is one of the weakest characteristics of this company.
Most of the employees are women.
Attitude towards older colleagues
Many of the employees are in this age group. We are generally more sought after by elderly clients and therefore valued.
There is no growth. Our previous professional training has no bearing on advancement or salary. For example, we employ former RNs and completely inexperienced young people equally.
Overall compensation for your work
Pay is low, no benefits, a great deal of driving without mileage compensation.
Office / Work Environment
Does not really apply. Work is done at clients' homes.
Does not apply, because we do not work in the office. I am unaware of their concern.
The company will call at all hours to ask us to work outside of our schedules. The feeling of being on unpaid call is very disruptive to our personal lives.
I am proud of the service we provide and my personal contribution.
Work is conducted at clients' homes.
Training is provided, but is minimal and not really effective.
The challenges vary depending on the type of care required by the individual.
Inclusive / Diverse
Our suggestions are sometimes considered.
Suggestions for improvement
- More appropriate pay. Recruiting of more experienced, responsible employees.
What I like about the company
Working with my elderly clients is very rewarding. I have met some fascinating people and love hearing the stories of their lives. I love knowing that I am helping them to remain at home as long as possible and maintain a better quality of life. While I don't really feel appreciated by the office staff, my "people" always show love and gratitude for my presence.
What I dislike about the company
I would like to see benefits offered. I also believe that pay should be more commensurate with the employee's education and experience. Vacation policy needs a drastic overhaul.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyHome Instead Senior Care
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Current employee