Honestly I fell into it. I started out being a housekeeper at a Nursing Facility in Racine. It evolved from there. What I like is the help and attention you are giving to the patient. And the happiness they get from what you do for them. Giving someone the Heimlich that was choking at dinner. I started working at Lincoln Lutheran of Racine when I was 25. I was a housekeeper for approximately 1 year. I ended up being an Assistant Mananger at an Independent care facility that LIncoln Lutheran opened after I started working there. I worked there for 11 years. My husband was in the Air National Guard, he was called to Active Duty, my children were very young and I decided to leave to stay home with them. I tried baby sitting at home to be home with my son, didn't have the same good feeling about what I was doing. I ended up to private care and housekeeping. I have done this ever since.
Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.
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