Comparing Two Jobs

In: English and Literature

Submitted By cmandela
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Edelquine Mandzo
EL 104-23686
Prof. James Murray
12/02/13
EL 104 writing assignment.

TWO JOBS I HAVE HELD: BABYSITTING AND HOME HEALTH CARE.
Caring for the sick or the young and healthy can always be so challenging. To care for someone is the ability to take out time from your life on a daily basis to help improve the person’s life. Taking care of people always involves caring for the whole person, being able to enter the person’s feelings, being compassionate, and being respectful as well, no matter how old the person is. Babysitting and home health care both involves giving care to people in different ways and in different places as well. These are two jobs I have done and currently, I am still working as a home health aide. These two jobs share many similarities for instance; care is given in the individual’s home, and both need the attention of the person giving care. However, these two jobs have very significant differences with the individuals being taken care of and the job description of each job.
One difference between babysitting and home health involves the individuals being catered for. While there is no particular name use to address kids on the babysitting job, but the use of their names, people taken care of at a home health care job are referred to as clients. Usually, babysitting involves caring for children who are mostly between zero and 13 years of age, while, home health care mostly involves people within any age limit but most often, they are older adults who are trying to recover from and illness and cannot do for themselves the things they usually did while they were healthy. At my babysitting job, I had to take care of three children aged 5, 7, and 9 while their parents were out or away from home, but all the home health cases I have dealt with, involved people over 50 years of age. Usually, kids love to…...

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