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What awesome news!!! It sounds like you've landed your dream job!

This is kind of a nosy question, but is the pay good enough on weekends so that you won't have to pick up another job for Mon-Fri? I hope for you that it is!!

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This is great news skayda!

A friend of mine and I were talking the other day about caregivers in nursing homes and how amazing it could be to do it right. I have seen so many examples of bad facilities, and it breaks my heart. But the chance to work at a really good one and make a difference in the lives of our elderly people would be so rewarding!

I'm very happy for you, and it sounds like you are definitely one of the good ones!

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Amy-Work In Progress wrote:
What awesome news!!! It sounds like you've landed your dream job!

This is kind of a nosy question, but is the pay good enough on weekends so that you won't have to pick up another job for Mon-Fri? I hope for you that it is!!

Congratulations!!

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Thanks, Amy. And I share the household expenses with my boyfriend between us we make enough to pay bills, rent, etc and have a bit left over for other things. Plus my job has occasional bonuses. So far they've been in the form of a phone and my shopaholic boss buying me cute new scrubs from Walmart, etc, every time I'm working. XD!

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This is great news skayda!

A friend of mine and I were talking the other day about caregivers in nursing homes and how amazing it could be to do it right. I have seen so many examples of bad facilities, and it breaks my heart. But the chance to work at a really good one and make a difference in the lives of our elderly people would be so rewarding!

I'm very happy for you, and it sounds like you are definitely one of the good ones!

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Yeah, I've seen some of those facilities you were talking about and it's very sad that most of the administrators for such places are in it for the bottom line and not for client care. In my experience Adult Foster/Family Homes tend to be different than the larger nursing homes. Maybe it's because most of them are owned and run by familes out of their own homes and living with their clients rather than just punching a clock and going home makes their clients feel more like family and they're more inclined to make sure their staff is up to par. Not to mention that in AFHs the staff is normally small with small caregiver to client ratio with the owners on site to help out as needed. The place I work at has younger people who are developmentally disabled as well as a few elderly. We have one autistic non verbal man in his fifties who likes to follow the caregivers around and will help out by getting you a pen when you take out the med books and putting them away for you and a non verbal, hearing impaired downs syndrome girl in her twenties whom I've learned to communicate with via common gestures while learning some ASL. For instance to ask if she's doing ok I'll point to her and hold up the ok or thumbs up sign and she'll smile and do the same and she likes to string beads so I'll gesturing stringing beads and she'll nod and go do that. Bathroom is the ASL letter P and other things as we learn, and it's all very rewarding to spend my weekends in their home with them.

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