Right now I have a PCA that is exaggerating her credentials. I believe this woman is a pathological liar. This woman says she is a nurse and has special credentials in trek care and feeding tube care. She also claims she used to drive for the emta lift service, which is our door to door bus service. You mean to tell me you have all these credentials, but you taken a job as a professional ass wiper. This weekend she told me that she could not work for me , because her back hurts from the accident that she got into with the company van. I naturally called the company to find out more about this accident and her injuries and they said that the van has not been driven for a while and there are no reported accidents. This lady also Clans to know the company director and he has stated then he does not know her and does not have any personal communication with her. Since day one she has claimed to have Tim’s personal number , but he has stated that he would never give his personal number out to anyone.
I feel that one biggest problems in dealing with personal caregivers, you can never be honest about how you feel. If you tell your personal caregiver they are not your friend, they act all wounded, but when you act as their friend you must have an attachment disorder. Don’t ever tell your caregiver that you get lonely, because they will look at you like a sexual criminal.
A lot of personal care assistants will try to fake a friendship with you, so they can avoid doing actual work. This will make taking care of you harder on the person coming in behind them. You need to remember that they are there because they’re getting paid to be. A lot of Pca’s start to feel burnt out because their clients expects them to hang out with them all the time. This can cause resentment with both parties. Personal care assistance will point out all the reasons why your other staff is it taking care of you right, just so they can get the hours. In this field pca’s are always trying to gain more hours. Sometimes it’s more convenient to start drama with the client you already have and coworkers, so they don’t have to go find another client.