Home Care Worker

Home Care Worker

07 May 2014 by in NSGEU Members

I’m a home care worker. I work in the community homes. But I’ve worked also in the continuing care sector of the field. It was very hard to give each resident the care and help they were paying for because you had to be with as many as three residents in an hour. You felt bad every day as you didn’t feel like you were giving your residents the proper care they deserve.

Nurses especially have a lot on their plates. They are caring for our loved ones. They can and are dealing with germs , vomit and everything in between. They are there as friends, a shoulder to see them through their roughest times and in some cases the last face they see before they pass on. It is not an easy job in the least. It is one of the most emotionally , physically demanding jobs there is, but one of the most rewarding.

Some nurses work from morning to night and because of the shortages in help, the next day or night too. They miss their own family. They will sometimes miss important events in their families lives. I’ve been amazed at the selfless care I’ve seen in this field and it takes a very special individual to be a nurse. I for one think they should have something back for all they give to us. They should be allowed a better nurse to patient ratio, not only to help our nurses to their best but to give the best care they can to every patient, the way it should be.

Nurses rock.

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Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union

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