need a job sitting with the elderly

need a job sitting with the elderly

Created by sky cam on Jan 2, 2010

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sky cam

North Tazewell, VA

#1 Jan 2, 2010
did this all wrong .but need a job sitting with the elderly day or night have references...
tomcat

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#2 Jan 2, 2010
need elderly care sitter--let me know how to conyact you--ru bonded??
NewYears

North Tazewell, VA

#3 Jan 2, 2010
Good luck sky cam. I am sure there is a need for someone to sit with the elderly but getting paid for it might be the hard part.

Just to help you focus, is there some limit to what you are willing or able to do? For instance, can you care for the very ill, infirm clients? Do they have to be mobile or not? How about medications - could you be responsible for injections and making sure daily medications are taken (basic CPN skills)?

Finally, any limitations on the area you are willing to work at? There are some real back roads in this county - are you hoping to stay in the town proper?

Hope you don't mind my questions but sometimes you have to be specific in what you are asking for.

I am not elderly but some days think I could use a hand around here with a little cooking, simple household chores like laundry and just getting a little company. Good luck!
poster

North Tazewell, VA

#4 Jan 3, 2010
Check with the Community Action Agency. They seem to do a little about a lot of things.
NewYears

North Tazewell, VA

#5 Jan 3, 2010
In all honesty, if you are willing to do any kind of domestic assistance you could advertise that.

Will you do any kind of household chores? It's best to stipulate right up front if you are going to scrub the shower or not.

Food and feeding? Would you be expected to cook a meal and feed the client?

Hours and areas - you need to decide where and when you are willing to travel to. Like I said, there is a need for this around here. Maybe Community Action could get you on some list of providers, I don't know. Just advertise what you can provide and take it from there. If you aren't insured or bonded, make sure the famiy won't hold you responsible if something happens to either you or the client under your watch.

I am not trying to discourage you- there is a need for companion care. I just don't want you to get into some situation that you lose being paid, etc.

Also like I asked, do you want to restrict yourself to elderly care for a reason? There could be housekeeping jobs (if you don't want to scrub toilets don't do it) or who you are watching (kids vs elderly) and finally the level of medical care someone may need. Would you be over your head if there was some health scare?

Again I am just trying to help you focus what you can offer. People need help around here - in fact, driving them to doctor's appointments or even the grocery store can be a real need. So just be real precise what you can do and then advertise - here, see what the Community Center can do, the news papers - word of mouth. People need real caretakers - even in the hospital.

I have dealt with loved ones both in a hospital and nursing home for rehab and really, if you can't keep a family member there, you need private duty. I know what it's like to sit waiting, and buzzing, for someone to come help me get to the bedpan or a drink on the tray. You just have to specifically say what you can do.

Hope this helps. Like I said, I might could use your services even though I am not that old. Just depends on what you want to do.
sky cam

North Tazewell, VA

#6 Jan 3, 2010
iam a certifided CNA i have worked for years with people in thier homes and in nursing homes.i know what has to be done and how to do it.I am not stupid,and i am not a maid,i will not spring clean,i do give and have given med's injections,i know what to do ,as of course there are smart asses everywhere and this site is full of them and know it alls.and to you New Years hope you have a good one.
sky cam

North Tazewell, VA

#7 Jan 3, 2010
NewYears wrote:
In all honesty, if you are willing to do any kind of domestic assistance you could advertise that.
Will you do any kind of household chores? It's best to stipulate right up front if you are going to scrub the shower or not.
Food and feeding? Would you be expected to cook a meal and feed the client?
Hours and areas - you need to decide where and when you are willing to travel to. Like I said, there is a need for this around here. Maybe Community Action could get you on some list of providers, I don't know. Just advertise what you can provide and take it from there. If you aren't insured or bonded, make sure the famiy won't hold you responsible if something happens to either you or the client under your watch.
I am not trying to discourage you- there is a need for companion care. I just don't want you to get into some situation that you lose being paid, etc.
Also like I asked, do you want to restrict yourself to elderly care for a reason? There could be housekeeping jobs (if you don't want to scrub toilets don't do it) or who you are watching (kids vs elderly) and finally the level of medical care someone may need. Would you be over your head if there was some health scare?
Again I am just trying to help you focus what you can offer. People need help around here - in fact, driving them to doctor's appointments or even the grocery store can be a real need. So just be real precise what you can do and then advertise - here, see what the Community Center can do, the news papers - word of mouth. People need real caretakers - even in the hospital.
I have dealt with loved ones both in a hospital and nursing home for rehab and really, if you can't keep a family member there, you need private duty. I know what it's like to sit waiting, and buzzing, for someone to come help me get to the bedpan or a drink on the tray. You just have to specifically say what you can do.
Hope this helps. Like I said, I might could use your services even though I am not that old. Just depends on what you want to do.
who in the heck do you think you are,i will tell you one thing i wont do is work for you,who ever you are and i wont go to bed with anybody but my husband,,so stick it up your domestic assistance..
sky cam

North Tazewell, VA

#8 Jan 3, 2010
i thought anybody that needed anyone to sit with a loved one would know what you have to do in the job,, iam a cna not a maid,,
NewYears

North Tazewell, VA

#9 Jan 4, 2010
Sky cam you can forget me offering you a job, ever, or recommending you after that little tirade aimed at me.

In case you forgot, you didn't even know how to correctly post you comment, instead you started a poll. You offered to "sit" with the elderly and I only suggested you clarify what services you would offer. Some people expect their "help" to do just that. I never insinuated you were dumb but how on earth you read in my comments that you might have to go to bed with anyone because I mentioned "domestic assistance" does show a certain level of education lacking.

So chickie, I don't care if you are certified (that's not all that demanding) but I was only suggesting that you go into this job hunting being specific what you would do and not do to avoid being ripped of. Now, I could care less. I dare say if you were employed at a hospital or nursing home you would be doing "maid" services not medical ones. Last I remember it was the nurses's assistance that wiped butts but I certainly wouldn't want your smart alecky attitude anywhere near my family.

To sum up, if you can find a job "sitting" with someone and not being clear what the duties are you are not very professional. You better make sure that you won't be sued if something goes wrong. And learn to write a better advertisement for yourself. That's all I have to say about you now.
someone

United States

#10 Jan 4, 2010
New years - your responses to sky cam are a bit strange if I may say. I guess you could in some weird way be offering assistance to this person for the hunting of a job but if you don't know what "sit with the elderly" means then ummm they must not be looking. No one needs to be THAT specific on a thread like this. Wouldn't it be better to speak to someone in person (on the phone) to clarify job specs? I mean you just sound a bit strange.... Maybe you have good intentions... maybe not. It sounds like you may have been burnt by not getting paid for poor job performance but in all actuality was a mix up in job description... if that's the case just say that don't go into this freaky stalking mode and make a person suspicious of your intent. It just plain ole sounds weird.... that's all.
sky cam

North Tazewell, VA

#11 Jan 4, 2010
NewYears wrote:
Sky cam you can forget me offering you a job, ever, or recommending you after that little tirade aimed at me.
In case you forgot, you didn't even know how to correctly post you comment, instead you started a poll. You offered to "sit" with the elderly and I only suggested you clarify what services you would offer. Some people expect their "help" to do just that. I never insinuated you were dumb but how on earth you read in my comments that you might have to go to bed with anyone because I mentioned "domestic assistance" does show a certain level of education lacking.
So chickie, I don't care if you are certified (that's not all that demanding) but I was only suggesting that you go into this job hunting being specific what you would do and not do to avoid being ripped of. Now, I could care less. I dare say if you were employed at a hospital or nursing home you would be doing "maid" services not medical ones. Last I remember it was the nurses's assistance that wiped butts but I certainly wouldn't want your smart alecky attitude anywhere near my family.
To sum up, if you can find a job "sitting" with someone and not being clear what the duties are you are not very professional. You better make sure that you won't be sued if something goes wrong. And learn to write a better advertisement for yourself. That's all I have to say about you now.
you dont even know me so i dont have to worrie about you recommending me for anything,i have worked for very high standing people ,that know my work and no you are not a maid yes if you are in a nursing home i sit with people in private homes BIG differance.AND YES YOU HAVE TO WIPE BUTTS SOME TIME WHAT KIND OF A jOB DO YOU HAVE OR DO YOU HAVE ONE???
I didnt have to put everything down here that i would and wouldnt do the words SIT WITH THE ELDERLY sums it up,if anyone was interested in me i will talk to them then you dumb assistance stupid person.
NewYears

North Tazewell, VA

#12 Jan 4, 2010
To someone and sky cam - you are both odd sounding and argumentative.

Sky cam the CNA came on here to look for a job but erred in posting her comment putting very little information in her posted poll. I was trying to point out that she should hone in on her skills and what she would be expected to do. "Sitting with the elderly" may mean different things to different individuals and in order to promote your skills, whether it is here on the gossip/news site or at Community Action, you need to provide a better focus.

If you didn't want any feedback, just expect people to contact you via phone or email, then you have shown yourself to be short tempered and not all that smart. There are people that most assuredly expect the "sitter" to do some light housework. You never did tell me how you interpreted my comment about what domestic assistance you could be reasonably expected to provide to mean you would have to provide sexual favors. That is ludicrous.

If you have done all this work for high standing people that know your work, why don't you ask them for some referrals? I would expect that your typical shift involved you showing up, taking a quick look at the elderly, then spent some time going through jewelry boxes while keeping an eye out that no one sees you. Probably scavenge through the fridge as well. You are not a nurse, so I would be careful if expected to provide medications.

Let me ask you this, would you ride along with their caretakers to take them to a doctor's visit or to the beauty salon? I am sure you wouldn't offer to help bathe them or do their hair in their homes.

So although I said I was done providing some advice in you topix job hunt I had to respond to these rude remarks aimed at me. Why would you shout (all caps) at me about the kind of job I have? I never intended to actually talk to you, nor do I need a "sitter".

There won't be anyone at topix looking for a "sitter" only people looking to pick fights and talk trash about strangers.

In fact, you might have been better able to find this job as a "sitter" if you did offer to do some extras like washing the dishes or helping with some light chores around the house.

Especially since you should be aware how difficult it can be to be caring for an elderly sick relative. That is one thing the woman, typically, are saddled with and the gentlemen wouldn't be all that good at keeping a household going. So there you go - think about being a HELP to a family instead of saying you are not a "maid".

sky cam

North Tazewell, VA

#13 Jan 4, 2010
NewYears wrote:
To someone and sky cam - you are both odd sounding and argumentative.
Sky cam the CNA came on here to look for a job but erred in posting her comment putting very little information in her posted poll. I was trying to point out that she should hone in on her skills and what she would be expected to do. "Sitting with the elderly" may mean different things to different individuals and in order to promote your skills, whether it is here on the gossip/news site or at Community Action, you need to provide a better focus.
If you didn't want any feedback, just expect people to contact you via phone or email, then you have shown yourself to be short tempered and not all that smart. There are people that most assuredly expect the "sitter" to do some light housework. You never did tell me how you interpreted my comment about what domestic assistance you could be reasonably expected to provide to mean you would have to provide sexual favors. That is ludicrous.
If you have done all this work for high standing people that know your work, why don't you ask them for some referrals? I would expect that your typical shift involved you showing up, taking a quick look at the elderly, then spent some time going through jewelry boxes while keeping an eye out that no one sees you. Probably scavenge through the fridge as well. You are not a nurse, so I would be careful if expected to provide medications.
Let me ask you this, would you ride along with their caretakers to take them to a doctor's visit or to the beauty salon? I am sure you wouldn't offer to help bathe them or do their hair in their homes.
So although I said I was done providing some advice in you topix job hunt I had to respond to these rude remarks aimed at me. Why would you shout (all caps) at me about the kind of job I have? I never intended to actually talk to you, nor do I need a "sitter".
There won't be anyone at topix looking for a "sitter" only people looking to pick fights and talk trash about strangers.
In fact, you might have been better able to find this job as a "sitter" if you did offer to do some extras like washing the dishes or helping with some light chores around the house.
Especially since you should be aware how difficult it can be to be caring for an elderly sick relative. That is one thing the woman, typically, are saddled with and the gentlemen wouldn't be all that good at keeping a household going. So there you go - think about being a HELP to a family instead of saying you are not a "maid".
someone sumed it up just right,u r a fool new year i do have referals from all my people i have worked for,i do take them to dr,app beauty salon if need be like i said anyone that knows what sitter with the elderly means know what we have to do, do give meds no iam not a nurse a cna and i do give meds to those that arent able to keep thins straight ,know what to take when to take,you r a fool a big one,,,this will be my last post to you i will not lower myself in talking to someone like you again oh by the way i got a job today.put that in your assistance and sit on it..
NewYears

North Tazewell, VA

#14 Jan 5, 2010
Hey sky cam - good for you. I hope you and your new employer won't be relying on your spelling skills or any need to understand proper grammar. I am no fool,and would appreciate you ceasing to say that.I at least recognize the difference between being an "assistant" and offering "assistance" - which you never did offer explanations for why got the hair up Your a*s simply because I trying to offer some comments to clarify what you were trying to say in your post. For instance, you didn't say you held any training so people might think you are just some high school dropout.
I hope you file your taxes and this isn't some 'cash only' job. You can speak with your accountant about that (oops, there I go again giving advice). I also hope you never are involved in anything that could result in you being held liable such as a wreck when driving them to appointments or losses that a bond would cover. These were some of the suggestions I was making but since you are such a know it all, "certified nursing assistant" (no assistance)I am sorry for not realizing that you possess intelligence and experience that surpasses your ability to clearly express yourself.
You seem to be so short tempered I can't imagine you being the kind and gentle assistant the elderly requires, especially given how you are so willing to jump on a stranger for commenting on your post - not you or your abilities (or lack thereof).
I know you said you won't respond so maybe your friend will - you didn't get the job through topix I presume? I don't think so, since you never provided your contact information. Perhaps you put up a notice at the Magic Mart?
Now go do your job and "sit" with the elderly. I am fully aware, as my comments have stated, what services are expected and those which might be above and beyond the call of simply sitting and watching.
Be gone with your complaints and go get your bag ready to go sit. Make sure you don't sit it down where it could transfer germs from house to house. That's not housekeeping but hygienic practice among traveling caretakers.
Again to remind you, your first post starting a poll was this:
"did this all wrong .but need a job sitting with the elderly day or night have references... "
One person responded (and you never replied):
"need elderly care sitter--let me know how to conyact you--ru bonded??"
So rather than contact that person you chose to attack me for what you interpreted as telling you what your job should be. Far from it, I was hoping to help you fine tune what you were offering to do, for both your benefit and that of your client.
Instead you just went on the PMS-sounding tirade of a 22 year old and never bothered to think that I was offering suggestions on how to market your skills in this area. As Steve Martin used to say,
"WELL, EXCU-U-SE ME"
Last time I am kind enough to avoid rude postings. I will just come right out of the gate with personal attacks instead of initiating conversation. Would you get more of a rise out of that?
It strikes me with the vile response you have that you don't really care what the employer expects you to do - you are only going to do what "sky cam" wants to do and don't dare ask anything else of you. You are, after all a "Certified Nursing Assistant" and not a dam* "maid". I am going to look up what is required to obtain that superior certificate in the state of Virginia. Personality must not be a requirement.
Again, I bid you adieu.
Someone

United States

#15 Jan 7, 2010
OH MY GOSH DROP THIS ALREADY.... with your loooonnnggggg winded typing skills I would hope you are in some sort of field you could put that to good use cause you could sure make the money at it..... do you talk that much too? I bet you talk really super fast too. I'm not bashing you I am making an observation or constructive criticism, which ever you prefer to call it. I am actually somewhat impressed, though thoroughly board and couldn't make it through the whole post and no, not due to a lack of knowledge to be ABLE to get through it just got board by the 4th or 5th paragraph. Good day!
sky cam

North Tazewell, VA

#16 Jan 7, 2010
LOL GOOD ONE SOMEONE
Just me

Abingdon, VA

#17 Jan 9, 2010
Really New Years....your a douche bag...do you know what that is??? I have done private duty years and sky cam, your right if New Years only knew what "sit with the elderly" meant they wouldnt have wasted all their typing skills on some bull shit...(not to mention I couldnt read it all because of boardism)...so good luck to you sky cam...no sure where your at but I worked for Pro careers(Rosedale) for several years and they have patients from Abingdon to Bluefield...so if your between those areas Im sure they may be alble to use you. They are all the time looking for CNA's!!! Good Luck to you!!!
sky cam

North Tazewell, VA

#18 Jan 9, 2010
Just me wrote:
Really New Years....your a douche bag...do you know what that is??? I have done private duty years and sky cam, your right if New Years only knew what "sit with the elderly" meant they wouldnt have wasted all their typing skills on some bull shit...(not to mention I couldnt read it all because of boardism)...so good luck to you sky cam...no sure where your at but I worked for Pro careers(Rosedale) for several years and they have patients from Abingdon to Bluefield...so if your between those areas Im sure they may be alble to use you. They are all the time looking for CNA's!!! Good Luck to you!!!
thank you very much,,, some one
carla

Pacific Palisades, CA

#19 Oct 25, 2010
want to sit with elderly i will clean,take care of them ,take them to the doctor etc, i have 6 years of expeience i live in munford,tn if anyone knows anyone email me at [email protected]
ummmm

North Tazewell, VA

#20 Oct 25, 2010
have any of you checked the Bargain Finder recently, you wouldn't believe how many ads there are of people looking to someone to sit with a loved one...

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