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I need advice Im currently a caregiver and I feel I'm being taken advantage of, My client has several Family members coming for a week long visit and told me I'll need to cook and clean for their Family while their visting, When I suggested that I need to ok this with my boss my client got very angry and told me if I didnt do these things for the Family then He would look for another caregiver that will. I know my responsibilityis to my help my client I just feel like the Family is taking advantage of my services. I informed my employer about this and was told to do what the client wants it just doesnt seem fair to me. Any advice is very much appreciated, Thank You

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You are definitely being taken advantage of. Look up cargiver legal rights.
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The last two comment made prior to mine I would follow as close as I can in fact there shouldn't be any rush all week and why indeed exhaust yourself try to complete even a third of anything while you are there each day its obvious to me that if after you did seek your supervisors thoughts it would be a possibility you could do it but beings that you were forcibly informed and no other choice given well that can also slow what you do in everyway down. You have to follow only what the care plan says are the assessed needs of named client I'm pretty sure it indeed beings the fact that if he's a Medicaid patient and his care is paid under them requires strict policy be met and followed by client agency and all involved abuse of any kind and it does state this in the policy page will not be tolerated and will result in the removal of all and any funding provided.
I am definetly positive that its considered a type of abuse and you as a caregiver are in no way without delegated rites. Look it up you should know anyway just in case it appears your forced to indeed is completly nothing written in clients careplan assessment. I hope it gets better and don't worry anytime its clear that by finding this website you'll be okay.
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No..you are a caregiver ..not a maid. If he wants to get rid of you because you wont cleanup after his family, and your boss doesn't back you..then you should find another agency. I had a woman request that I mop her floor on my hands and knees...because she feels a standard mop just doesn't get the job done. Sometimes they are down right ridiculous and feel entitled.
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I worked as a nanny live in mostly i was paid for looking after"thier" children when the guests would arrive and hand me over thier kids i told my boss i am not responsible for others kids he agreed and paid me double for taking on other peoples kids.

You are being taken for granted here and i would only help out her family if i was paid extra you are there to care for her mother not her family? clean up after them i dont think so! so her family are going to be there maybe you could take a vacation?
Under no circumstances would i clean up after family if i wasnt getting paid extra you need to sort this out with the agency are you a carer OR a housekeeper? Gosh like its not enough that you are taking care of her are her family really going to take care of her all day and night?
My advice put your foot down i would never expect my mums carer to clean up after me? Change jobs AND definetly change agencies OR demand youre paid extra. You do this once and it will continue to happen i know ive worked with people like this give an inch etc.... you need to look at your contract but cleaning up after family is not your job and dont let them treat you this way.
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I don't know what agency your employed with, but to me that is a straight out....absolutely no....your only there to provide service to THE client, period. Alot of these clients Do take advantage of us,( intentional or not) Care Providers, they just automatically think we're there as housekeepers, cooks, in some cases dog/cat sitters...I Love the client that I have but I simply do not get paid enough to assist with all these services
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I don't know what state you are in, but I have two words for LABOR BOARD!

It should not be in your job duties to cook, and clean for anyone but your client. If your employer fires because you refuse to do anything outside of the job duties you were hired to do, the Labor Board will be more than happy to get involved, induce penalties (hefty ones), and get you reinstated to your job. You can even file a claim against your employer. I'll say it again everyone....Caregivers are NOT SLAVES, SERVANTS, Or MAIDS! Good luck
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The agency that sends an aide to my house to care for my mother (she has connected but separate living quarters sends a form letter to all clients reminding them that the aide is there to perform duties for the designated person they are caring for and they list those duties. Who is paying for this service, a state agency, an insurance company or the client? You and your agency must stick to the state or insurance guidelines. I suppose if the client is private paying, client can make demands and then it is up to the agency to tell client what they will accomodate and then up to you to decide if you agree with the agency. I personally would never expect an aide to do anything for me, although some have offered when they have down time to do things and I always say, no you are here for my mother, not me. If you are doing things for the family, you can't keep your mind and eye on your client's needs. You might get distracted. I understand that client wants to bend over backwards for family but it might not be in client's best interest. I wonder if family expects you to cook and clean for them? Have you ever met any of them. Assuming these extra duties are not part of the deal and your agency does not back you up, I guess it depends on how much you like working for this client and how often this will occur. But don't leave one job until you find another. You can register with two agencies and gradually move away from this one. Of course, that doesn't mean the same thing will not happen again. If you decide to stick it out for the visit, hopefully they won't like your cooking and will eat our or make their own food.
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So, here's what I would do:
I would make sure the client knows my hours (6 hours per day, 5 days per week, legal break times, etc.). No overtime unless paid for by the client.
Then, work your 6 hours every day and leave when your time is up.
If you are cooking, cleaning, etc. for several extra people, you will probably not have time to do everything you usually do. So be it. Do the jobs that are most important for your client's welfare. You can explain to the guests that you work in an hourly basis and must complete your normal duties before adding on any extras (if your time allows).
When the laundry piles up because you are now cooking for 6 people instead of one and can't finish all those piles of clothes on time, so be it. You can show them how to use the washer/dryer if they need something cleaned before you can get to it.
I wouldn't break my neck trying to get all if thus extra work done on time. Just work at your normal pace, stay busy, and try to be in good spirits.
You may actually enjoy these extra people being around (if they're nice people!) more than just having your client to serve. The relatives may actually offer to help you. Say yes if they do!
But stay firm. "My hours are from 8 to 2" ( or whatever they are). "I'm sorry, but I have other obligations and cannot stay longer." Unless they are real (fill in the blanks!), they will understand. If they don't understand, tough. Just try to be upbeat and good-natured but firm.
Please let us know how it goes for you. Feel free to ask for more advice or just to vent. Most of us here understand where you are coming from and do sympathize with you.
Don't let yourself be taken advantage of.
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I will post an update Im still undecided on my decision though.
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It seems you are still upset about this new situation... the only suggestion I will make is, if in fact you decide to do this, make sure you keep your 'professional happy face' on... it will not bode well for you for the family to see you being resentful as they may then question the care thier family member is receiving.... you know you give good care, but they may only see your being upset at the extra duties....so please let us know how things go for you...
Oh, and is there a possiblity you could trade with someone who wouldn't mind doing this for a week????
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