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Home Healthcare Career

by joninmobile Posted 17th Aug 2009 at 1:13 AM - Updated 11th Oct 2009 at 5:10 PM by joninmobile
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In the winter of 2007, my mother was diagnosed with MS. She took it extra hard physically because she was already paralyzed from a car wreck years ago. She lived in a nursing home for quite a while, but when she came back home, she needed extra care. I came to see first hand how the home healthcare business works. When someone is unable to take care for themselves, they need professional help to come to their house and care for them.

This career is EP compatible, as well as compatible with the base game. This career will not overwrite any custom or Maxis careers because it has it's own GUID. There are 8 chance cards completed with this career. This career has been spelling and grammar checked with Micorsoft Works Spelling and Grammar Checker. The career reward for this career is Maxis' Surgical Dummy. After several months of tweaking, I finally have something I'm proud to share with mts.

Here is an example of a chance card:



Here is a run-down of all career levels:

1.Relative Caregiver

Wages: 280 Days: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sun

You are starting off your new career as a home healthcare provider by taking care of your elderly parents in their home. This involves cooking meals for them, doing all of their household chores, helping them get dressed, and just taking time to be with them, and make sure that all of their needs are met. Be sure to increase your cleaning, cooking, and charisma skills in order to succeed in this career.

2.Cashier at Home Health Inc.

Wages: 385 Days: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun

It's your job to work at the Home Health store. You will be making sure the shelves are stocked with plenty of bedpans, diet supplements, diabetic supplies, and more. It is also part of your job to bring the special recliners and wheelchairs to the showcase area everyday you work. You will be ringing up customers in a timely and orderly fashion, and as always courteous. Be sure to increase your social skills as well as charisma levels at home before coming to work every day.

3.In-Home Caregiver

Wages: 476 Days: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun

You are using all of your experience that you have gained from helping your own parents to now help someone else's parents. The person you are caring for has adult children with busy schedules, so they can not care for their parents themselves. You will be doing many of the same chores you did when caring for your own parents, but now with a friendly new elder face to greet!

4.In-Home Social Worker

Wages: 574 Days: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun

Now you must gather all the knowledge you have previously learned about caring for people to provide quality service as their in home social worker. You will be doing more paperwork in this stage of your career. You have to bring your paperwork to the homes of elderly, and others who can not care for themselves, and work with the nurses to provide help to them.

5.Homebound Teacher

Wages: 672 Days: Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun

As a homebound teacher you must go from house to house and teach children who are not able to go to school yet because of illness. These children are homebound and need to be taught writing, reading, and arithmetic. They will go back to regular school one day, but for now, they need your guidance until they get back on their feet again.

6.In-Home Physical Therapist


Wages: 770 Days: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

You will be giving your clients fitness instructions on how to improve body skills, to keep them active. You will be teaching your clients how to use their slideboards which they use to transfer from their wheelchair to the bed. You will also be instructing them on how to use their rubber bands. These are long rubber instruments used for stretching muscles.

7.Home Nurse

Wages: 875 Days: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

It's now your job to be a home nurse. You will be caring for you patients in any way you can. From fixing them meals, to taking their blood pressure, to giving them baths, and even giving your diabetic patients their daily shots of insulin. You must be sure to increase your cleaning skills in this crucial stage of your career.

8.Home Healthcare Provider Administrator

Wages: 980 Days: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

You've finally worked your way up in the home healthcare career, so that you no longer have to care for patients in their homes. You are now working behind the scenes at the Home Healthcare Provider Home Office as the Administrator. You are in charge of the goings-on in your home healthcare business from the ground up. Be sure that everyone is happy including customers and employees.

9.Vice President Home Healthcare Provider Company

Wages: 1,356 Days: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs

You are now in charge of everything from the ground up in the home healthcare industry. You have an entire company to keep satisfied, and you have to make sure that everyone in your company is courteous to their clients. You really want your home healthcare provider services to be the first one that comes to mind when people think of trusted services.

10.CEO of the Home Healthcare Provider

Wages: 1,488 Days: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

Your services are one of the most trusted and widely used for providing excellent home health care for people who need it most. You have worked your way up from the bottom up, to become the leader in the home health industry. Everyone turns to you for advice on how to build their own home healthcare service, and you frequent the many home healthcare conventions in various parts of the world. Congratulations, you've made it to the top of your career!

Here is the custom icon created by me:



04/17/09:

Fixed chance card dialogue in first level for gender female


Additional Credits: SimPE Microsoft Works

All who gave advice in CFF and #Create

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Top Secret Researcher
#2 Old 17th Aug 2009 at 1:19 AM
Yay, you uploaded it!


ENTJ
Scholar
#3 Old 17th Aug 2009 at 1:29 AM Last edited by mac : 17th Aug 2009 at 1:31 AM. Reason: addition
Bravo! This *should* be a career of the future! Aging populations will require assistance. In-home care, where possible, is the most humane solution.

At the risk of setting the "death-committee" yahoos off, I will also note that hospice allowed my father to spend his last days in relative comfort and dignity!

Imagine a world without hypothetical situations
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 17th Aug 2009 at 2:27 AM
I usually don't download custom careers, but one of my sims happens to be a 'caregiver' type of person. Thanks for making this!

I'm sorry to hear about your mother. I hope she is in a comfortable position, and is doing well.

P.S. Love the new avatar. I adore Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac!
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Original Poster
#5 Old 17th Aug 2009 at 2:35 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by silverwolf1231
I usually don't download custom careers, but one of my sims happens to be a 'caregiver' type of person. Thanks for making this!

I'm sorry to hear about your mother. I hope she is in a comfortable position, and is doing well.

P.S. Love the new avatar. I adore Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac!


Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy the career.

My mother is doing much better, thanks so much for your concern. She has a home nurse that comes twice a week to bathe her, and take her blood pressure. I help her with things like cooking, cleaning, and getting dressed.
Test Subject
#6 Old 17th Aug 2009 at 3:11 AM
After having been a Home Attendant for three years, I have to say, this is very well done. I happily download it.

-C
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 17th Aug 2009 at 4:56 AM
this is great i am a home heath aid that cared for my own mother till her death in 2006 i have since cared for other people while im in nurseing school i am very happy that our sims can do this rewarding work as well
Mad Poster
#8 Old 17th Aug 2009 at 10:42 AM
Great, great, great career ! Looks fantastic to play with ! Thanks a ton for sharing
Forum Resident
#9 Old 17th Aug 2009 at 10:49 AM
Glad you uploaded this Jon! It really is a great career! Thanks!!

Nacho average teen.
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Scholar
#10 Old 17th Aug 2009 at 3:54 PM
I can't imagine what the career award is... Could you tell us what it is and give some idea of the skills progression? Also, I imagine that the outfit, at least at the lower levels, is nurses' scrubs.

Imagine a world without hypothetical situations
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 17th Aug 2009 at 5:10 PM
My mother has been a home health care provider my whole life- i will gladly download this career...maybe my moms sim can get this job

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.- Proverbs 31:30
Test Subject
#12 Old 17th Aug 2009 at 8:39 PM
outstanding!
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Original Poster
#13 Old 17th Aug 2009 at 8:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mac
I can't imagine what the career award is... Could you tell us what it is and give some idea of the skills progression? Also, I imagine that the outfit, at least at the lower levels, is nurses' scrubs.


The career reward is the Maxis' Surgical Dummy.
Instructor
#14 Old 17th Aug 2009 at 11:04 PM
Thank you for creating and sharing this. I'm staying at home just now to care full time for my 92-year-old mom and the home health team that's been assisting me has been invaluable. So I doubly appreciate this new career. Thanks again.
Test Subject
#15 Old 17th Aug 2009 at 11:17 PM
This is an amazing career to create, well done and thanks.

I'm sorry to hear about your mother, also.
My mother has MS too but fortunately she's still very independant and determined
I wish you and your family well and thanks again.
Test Subject
#16 Old 23rd Aug 2009 at 5:15 AM
I've been waiting for a Home Healthcare career to be created. Now my Mommy sim can be almost identical to real life, where she is a home healthcare nurse as well.
Test Subject
#17 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 3:01 AM
My in about the course of three years, my father has gone from a semi-pro body-builder to being completely wheelchair bound. I know what people with MS have to go through (it's because of MS that my dad is in his current condition, he has primary progressive) so I am sorry for your mother. Thank you for the mod, I hope that all works out for you guys
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 4:39 AM
I'm so sorry about your mother and I'm glad she is doing much better!My dad was also in a nursing home,he couldn't do anything for himself,sadly he passed away and I miss him so much.Thank you for taking the time to do this career,bless you.

Don't be someone's...Down-time,spare-time,part-time,or sometime.
If they can't be there for you all the time,then they're not even worth your time!!!
Test Subject
#19 Old 14th Sep 2009 at 8:21 AM
I'm sorry about your mother. My mum has breast cancer and is always complaining about her chemo. It makes me feel terrible because I can't do anything about it. On top of that, almost everyone in my family has/died of cancer.
I feel just great. -_-
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#20 Old 19th Dec 2009 at 1:53 AM
yay,yay,yay,yay,yay,yay,yay,yay,yay,yay,yay,yay,yay,yay,yay,yay,yay,yay,yay



THANK YOU! Finaly a good stinking Job!!!!!!!
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 29th Dec 2009 at 4:00 AM
This is a great career track, it's so sweet and it really hits home. I am so sorry about your mother, I knew a woman with severe MS and she needed several home caregivers for her because she had no children.
Test Subject
#22 Old 25th Mar 2010 at 9:45 PM
My mom had MS for over ten years, before dying of it two years ago... but on a happier note...
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 9th Oct 2011 at 2:53 AM
To be honest, I wasn't really interested in downloading this career, but for some reason I clicked it anyway... It's not that I don't care in real life, it's just that very few of my sims have jobs that don't sound "Exciting" enough... But reading through the overview, I found it really touching, and I know from the few times I've gone to visit seniors at the homes that a friendly face sometimes really makes them happy. One lady couldn't even speak english, but her whole face lit up just because I was willing to talk to her. I know that's a little different, but... So I wanted to let you know, I downloaded this and I am going to play it... If I can't make a difference in the real world, at least I can make one in my game...
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#24 Old 22nd Jan 2013 at 4:17 AM
I love it thanks! I've been looking for something like this.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#25 Old 10th Aug 2014 at 6:42 AM
I always love careers thank you vary much for your good effort and work on your part :)
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