Dirty work

Dirty work

I spoke with a doctor recently. No, it wasn’t concerning my health. He sat down to talk with me about my chosen profession as a Health Care Aide on the Geriatric unit of a hospital. He told me a story about a woman who worked in his office as a medical receptionist....
Bath time

Bath time

I work as a Health Care Aide on the Geriatric Unit of a hospital and I always tell people how much I love my job. The other day, I was reminded why. I was about to give a bath to one of our patients, someone who tootles around in a wheel chair, not really relating to...
Surviving the ER

Surviving the ER

Being a caregiver in the ER is usually pretty awful. It feels like I’m always in the way. The hospital staff seem to either ignore me or the patient – they never acknowledge both of us at once. I have to walk the fine line between advocating for my loved one and...