Don’t fall for the fake friendship

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.

Avoid getting boxed in

I have been dealing with in home care for fifteen years.  The most dangerous thing you can do is hire a bunch of people from the same family at the same time. I’ve seen and been in some complicated attendant care stations.  For example if you hire a mother and daughter to take care of you;  it may become problematic when you need to terminate one of them. 

PCA Relationships

I want to talk about getting too close to your caregivers.  I use pca services, so I understand how difficult it can be to stay within professional boundaries. We are very exposed and not just because of our naked bodies; caregivers get to see things in our lives are private for most people.  People with disabilities spend a lot of time with their caregiver, so it becomes easier to share things in confidence.  The unfortunate truth is most caregivers   gossip about their clients to other people.  I feel whenever I tried to be client and friend my care suffered.  Our first responsibility is to ourselves and our care.  We all got to remember that they are being paid to take care of us, not to be our friends.

If you are looking to make friends, try getting involved in community activities.