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Your Questions About Caregiver Jobs

Posted: Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Donna asks…

my jobs sucks I’m a caregiver and I’m trying to find a better paying job.?

Healthadvisor answers:

You might consider the field of medical transcription if you are interested in working from home. You would require some training which is inexpensive and can be done on-line at your own pace. The pay is good. If you choose to do this be sure you select a school who offers job placement. The U.S. Department of Labor projects jobs for medical transcriptionists will grow by 16% by 2015.

Thomas asks…

Assistant in getting a caregiver job in Canada?

did a practical nursing course December 2009 – April 2010. Have never worked in this area but need this job whereby I can take my two sons ages 17 & 14 with me

Healthadvisor answers:

Hi!

There are certainly a good amount of jobs for caregivers in Canada, although I’m not too sure how many jobs allow you to bring your family with you. That would be something to discuss with the client during the interview process.

Christine

Mary asks…

What jobs are the least picky about who they hire?

My problem is this: due to an ailing grandmother, I was forced to quit several jobs without notice to drive across the state to take care of her. Consequently, my job history looks terrible and I’m finding it quite difficult to even get a callback from places to which I have applied.
We have relocated my grandmother and she’s got a live-in caregiver now, so it’s no longer an issue.
I’d like to know what jobs are the least picky about who they hire. The only thing I can’t or won’t do is commission-based sales.

Healthadvisor answers:

Go to craigslist.com there are so many positons available. Just tell them the truth and their human compassion will feel for you. When I’ve lied in job interviews it came back to bite me in the ass.

James asks…

Are there any jobs for people who enjoy working with special needs individuals?

I have been a caregiver for several people now with special needs, handicap physically or mentally or both. I was wondering what kinds of jobs are there other than caregiving where i can work with this demographic?

Healthadvisor answers:

Look in teh SOCIAL SERVICE section of the help wanted ads

Paul asks…

where can i find a job for caregiver in Ireland?

I’m looking for a job as a caregiver in ireland

Healthadvisor answers:

You need Garda vetting and to register with the HSE.

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Your Questions About Nursing Homes Near

Posted: Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Robert asks…

were can I be a volunteer for seniors?

I am a 13 year old girl and I want to do volunteer work in maybe a nursing home or a senior care center. I live in San Clement, CA. I also realize that most places require you to be at least 16 but, well I’m not. I was just wondering if there were places near here like this.

Healthadvisor answers:

YOU COULD HAVE YOUR PARENTS CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING:
www.adoptagrandparent.org/aboutus.html-

Chris asks…

When do you need Power of Attorney?

My mother is currently is a skilled nursing home for a few weeks of care. She has her full mental capacities, so I never thought of asking her to give me her Power of Attorney. I also assumed that if anything happened to her, that I would automatically receive Power of Attorney as her nearest living relative. Is this correct? Or could the nursing home try to obtain Power of Attorney?

Healthadvisor answers:

Power of attorney is NEVER automatic.
The nursing home could theoretically try, but probably wouldn’t bother.
Why would they?

As long as she’s conscious and alert, you can bring the mail and checkbook to her there and she can handle her own affairs.

If it makes the two of you feel better, she can write a DURABLE Power of Attorney.
That kicks in ONLY if she’s unconscious or incapacitated, and will continue indefinitely.
Any other POA would be invalid if she was unconscious.

She can give you, or whoever, whatever power she wants to give, such as financial, legal, and medical powers.

Helen asks…

CNA Training in southern Atlanta area?

CNA Training near Atlanta, preferably in Riverdale?
are there any nursing homes that anyone knows of with on the job training or anything like that? please let me know.
it doesnt HAVE to be a nursing home. i just dont want to have to go through the whole college process just yet.

Healthadvisor answers:

This site offers a free listing of schools that offer CNA Training programs www.4cnas.com You can also contact your state registry for a listing of accredited CNA training programs in your area. The Contact information for the state registry can also be found on this website.

Ken asks…

Is it BAD TIMING??!!!…can it work in the near future?

Ok so heres the story its a little long I apologize. Ok so I have known this guy for over 2 years the first time we started hanging out he lived 8 hours away and it just wasn’t convenient. He took me on really fun trips, expensive dinners, I met his family. Since we were so far apart it was hard so we started dating other people. 1 year later we both broke up with our significant others and still kept in touch during our other relationships via facebook and talked on the phone once in a blue moon to see how each other had been..mostly him doing more work. Well I had always had a thing for this guy. After the breakups with the other relationships we started hanging out again. Again he took me to expensive dinners, cool trips, I hung out with his family, he introduced me to friends..co workers..ect. Everyone loved me! He also was the first one to say I love you..he always said it first..he was the one who got pics developed us, he was amazing. After being together for 5 months we started arguing about dumb stuff. Not calling at certain hours of the night..he would get so mad if i didn’t call him before bed after going out with my girlfriends. When I visited him we would have a great time but i felt he was distancing himself a little. When I got back home one night after visiting him for 5 days we had a long conversation on the phone it was great he said he loved me and was here for me. The next day I went jet skiing and he said he was done. He sent me this huge email saying he wanted someone finished with college.He was acting like I was lazy…I was taking 2 summer classes I am not lazy at all! I am 25 years old but I changed my major after receiving 2 other degrees and went back to school for nursing. He said I should of been done a long time ago. Which is really weird he sent me a long *** list of nursing schools near him. He also said I needed to grow up. I hang out with nutcases..I work at hooters all my friends are smart they have college degrees but they like to have fun like me. He said I needed to be hanging out with girls in libraries studying for my entrance exam. If i wasn’t working I needed to be studying. I needed to work more to save money to see him,,that’s also something he told me. I WOULD of worked more if i wasn’t requesting off to see him every other weekend!…He just said right now is not a good time for us hence our lives are very demanding right now (he just started with this new company) maybe down the road. He also said he wants to see if this is right. He broke up with me but still text me saying he missed me. I was like YOU broke up with me why are you still contacting me. He said Im frustrated..doesn’t mean I don’t want you to be out my life completely. I AM SO CONFUSED!..the last thing I told him was that we didn’t need to talk if we were not together too many emotions involved. He was like I understand its not fair to you. Is it really bad timing? We have such a great chemistry and great times together (he has done a lot for me) and we have strong feelings toward each other. He told me once that he would rather be with someone he really cared about than be with someone close to him for convenience and be unhappy. But I feel like his insecurities got the best of him and he couldn’t handle long distance.I am moving for college in the fall and its even closer to him only 4 hours away. I think about him all the time and compare everyone to him because hes the perfect guy, everything I want in a guy. What should I do? Should I just do me and if its meant to be let it fall back into place. I’m not letting him control me. I’m still going to be me..I love having fun (you only live once) He goes out all the time (and I do not care) he doesn’t need to be a hypocrite. He said he already has his degree he can. Help I NEED ADVICE Is it really bad timing??

Healthadvisor answers:

Wow that guy is confusing! It sounds to me like he wanted more out of the relationship than he was getting. More commitment, more time spent, on your part, and that he was ticked off that you are spending your time doing fun things like jet skiing and hanging out with friends rather than finishing your degree so that you can spend all your time with him. He got a little possessive there with that i think, which he might have realized too and called it off because it freaked him and you out and he knew that wouldn’t be fair.
Bad timing could be an explanation for it i suppose, though i think more accurately you are just at different places in your lives. He has his job, his friends, his city, his life sorted out pretty well. And while he wants you to fit into that- you are not there yet. You have your career and school goals that you are going for, your friends, your life.
I’m not saying that down the road it is impossible for you guys to be together unless you crush your own dreams and try to fit perfectly into his by any means (if that makes sense…i hope it does)
What i think is going to have to happen if you do want to be with him (as you say he is the perfect guy) is you are going to have to compromise. He will not get upset if you don’t call him every night. You will be sure to visit him on whichever days. He will not get frustrated about your schooling, and you will say i love you first sometimes. These compromises (not necessarily the ones you have to have by any means) will have to be something that you and him agree upon if you decide to get back together.
Distance apart can help you feel more comfortable in your own skin again, and solidify who you are so that you can more aptly be with someone else =]
good luck with everything, i wish you all the best!

John asks…

Is it BAD TIMING??!!!…can it work in the near future??…need more opinions!!!?

Ok so heres the story its a little long I apologize. Ok so I have known this guy for over 2 years the first time we started hanging out he lived 8 hours away and it just wasn’t convenient. He took me on really fun trips, expensive dinners, I met his family. Since we were so far apart it was hard so we started dating other people. 1 year later we both broke up with our significant others and still kept in touch during our other relationships via facebook and talked on the phone once in a blue moon to see how each other had been..mostly him doing more work. Well I had always had a thing for this guy. After the breakups with the other relationships we started hanging out again. Again he took me to expensive dinners, cool trips, I hung out with his family, he introduced me to friends..co workers..ect. Everyone loved me! He also was the first one to say I love you..he always said it first..he was the one who got pics developed us, he was amazing. After being together for 5 months we started arguing about dumb stuff. Not calling at certain hours of the night..he would get so mad if i didn’t call him before bed after going out with my girlfriends. When I visited him we would have a great time but i felt he was distancing himself a little. When I got back home one night after visiting him for 5 days we had a long conversation on the phone it was great he said he loved me and was here for me. The next day I went jet skiing and he said he was done. He sent me this huge email saying he wanted someone finished with college.He was acting like I was lazy…I was taking 2 summer classes I am not lazy at all! I am 25 years old but I changed my major after receiving 2 other degrees and went back to school for nursing. He said I should of been done a long time ago. Which is really weird he sent me a long *** list of nursing schools near him. He also said I needed to grow up. I hang out with nutcases..I work at hooters all my friends are smart they have college degrees but they like to have fun like me. He said I needed to be hanging out with girls in libraries studying for my entrance exam. If i wasn’t working I needed to be studying. I needed to work more to save money to see him,,that’s also something he told me. I WOULD of worked more if i wasn’t requesting off to see him every other weekend!…He just said right now is not a good time for us hence our lives are very demanding right now (he just started with this new company) maybe down the road. He also said he wants to see if this is right. He broke up with me but still text me saying he missed me. I was like YOU broke up with me why are you still contacting me. He said Im frustrated..doesn’t mean I don’t want you to be out my life completely. I AM SO CONFUSED!..the last thing I told him was that we didn’t need to talk if we were not together too many emotions involved. He was like I understand its not fair to you. Is it really bad timing? We have such a great chemistry and great times together (he has done a lot for me) and we have strong feelings toward each other. He told me once that he would rather be with someone he really cared about than be with someone close to him for convenience and be unhappy. But I feel like his insecurities got the best of him and he couldn’t handle long distance.I am moving for college in the fall and its even closer to him only 4 hours away. I think about him all the time and compare everyone to him because hes the perfect guy, everything I want in a guy. What should I do? Should I just do me and if its meant to be let it fall back into place. I’m not letting him control me. I’m still going to be me..I love having fun (you only live once) He goes out all the time (and I do not care) he doesn’t need to be a hypocrite. He said he already has his degree he can. Help I NEED ADVICE Is it really bad timing??

Healthadvisor answers:

I hear wedding bells…

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Your Questions About Caregiver Duties

Posted: Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Mary asks…

Single with Twins!!! Need Help?

Hello to all. I am a single mother to a 5 year old and also a set of 2 week old twins. My fiancee decided he no longer wanted to live with us and has basically bailed on any fatherly duties. This leaves me to be the only caregiver, which is very hard. My problem is this: I live in a lower level apartment and am having a hard time transporting the twins from the house to the car. I have tried carrying them in their carseats but it is extremely heavy and hard to do alone. Anyone have any suggestions?

Healthadvisor answers:

Use a sling for one and carry d other
here’s d idea:
http://www.thebabywearer.com/articles/HowToO/Twins.htm

Ken asks…

Should I have to scrub the bathrooms at work?

I am a professional caregiver. I’ve been a caregiver for eleven years now and my duties include; cooking, personal care (bathing, brushing teeth, wiping, dressing, brushing hair etc.), errands, shopping, picking up medication, administering medication, taking clients out to meet with friends and family, laundry, vacuuming, dusting, dishes, tracking clients blood sugar (diabetic) and recording blood sugar. My job duty also includes picking up any items needed for the apartment.

Just recently, the new Supervisor says she wants us to also scrub the toilets and tubs and I think that’s asking too much; I was hired as a Caregiver not as a House cleaner. I do clean houses on the side and charge $20 per hour but the Care giving job only pays about $14 per hour.

I think it’s ridonkulous for me to have to scrub toilets, tubs and floors on top of having to care for my clients health.

Ideas? Opinions?

Healthadvisor answers:

I would sit down with your supervisor and explain everything you have been doing as a caregiver and ask for a list of responsibilities. I would only clean the toilets if they are real bad and they live alone and can not do much on their own.

Just have a sit down with your supervisor and go from there.

John asks…

Grammar Help Please short?

The two careers also differ in job responsibilities. A doctor directs the nurses as to what to do. The nurses assist the doctors by following strict instructions from the doctors. They both have to work together to be sure each patient receives the best health care possible. A doctor is able to diagnose, prescribe medication, and many other things. A nurse is the actual caregiver. A nurse usually gets everything prepared before the doctor enters the scene. Nurses and doctors jobs are very different, but they both need each other in so many way. Nurses and doctors job duties are equally challenging. A doctor has more knowledge about the human body so the nurses are supervised by the doctor.

Check for pronoun antecedent agreement
and
subject verb agreement

Thanks loveyou and have a great week

Healthadvisor answers:

The two careers also differ in job responsibilities. A doctor directs a nurse as to what to do. Nurses assist doctors by following strict instructions from the doctors. They both have to work together to be sure each patient receives the best health care possible. A doctor is able to diagnose, prescribe medication, and many other things. A nurse is the actual caregiver. A nurse usually gets everything prepared before the doctor enters the scene. Nurses’ and doctors’ jobs are very different, but they both need each other in so many ways. Nurses’ and doctors’ job duties are equally challenging. Doctors have more knowledge about the human body so nurses are supervised by doctors.

Jenny asks…

basic salary in london for caregivers?

i am offered a job to be a caregiver in london to take care for a 75 yr old man.they said my duty hours was from 6amtill 12 and 2pm till 8pm for 5 days in a week and salary is 2,500pounds, theres also allowance 100 every week, and free room in one of there apartments..is it too good to be true?

Healthadvisor answers:

What is your nationality, did you receive an email offering you the job…have you had a face to face interview. If you are not a national of any of the countries in the European Economic Area and you have not had an interview etc then you are being scammed. Non EEA citizens have to be educated to a minimum of a Master’s Degree or have a skill that is in high demand here to be eligible for a work permit…care giving does not count as as being highly skilled, and you cannot work here without a work permit.

If you are being asked to send any money for any type of documents please do not send any as you are being scammed, and you will never receive any documents of any description…only demands for more money…

Sharon asks…

Would this work for an occupation?

Paid hospital assistants needed?

Although I have never been confined to a Philippines hospital, I have read that people who are admitted require a personal caregiver because the nursing staff performs only medical duties.

This is the same situation as in China, where I have been in a hospital. As soon as a new patient is admitted, a broker approaches the patient and offers the services of a caregiver who then brings a folding cot and stays with the patient at all times. For people with no family members, this is a very viable service. This business—and it is a business—would require low levels of capital to begin. Do you think it would work in the Philippines?
P.S. I have no interest in starting a business of any type. It just seems that there may be a need and that some entrepreneurial person may be able to make it work.
Deliverance: Wrong! I have been ti the philippines many times. Your story does not correlate well with this poster: http://www.livingincebuforums.com/ipb/index.php?showtopic=10630

He has no reason to mislead, while your response sounds like a fairy tale.
Is this the crab mentality at work? This was meant to be a question that could be mutually beneficially to both patient and caregiver. If anybody thought I was taking a cheap shot at Pinoy Pride, then they have serious problems.
BTW, if anybody read the stated thread, I would like ti apologize for the obnoxious comment from the Aussie known as “Loosehead”. It is partly because of bottom-feeder expats like him that caused me to cancel my plans to invest in a PRA visa. I will instead go from China to Saipan.

Healthadvisor answers:

It’s viable as long as you know where to start in terms of contact person in the hospital administration. Its a great idea since you’re thinking outside the box.

Perhaps it would be a good idea if you would start a small one then by word of mouth in this kind of services being rendered there will be more referral to come your way especially if the patients are contented.

It would be a lot of legwork for you to do but at the end, patience pays off and success would be under your way.

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