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Your Questions About Caregiver Duties

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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