Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has published a blog series to inform people what it’s like working in the health and social care sector.
‘Dairy of a care worker – life in a care home’ is a blog post from a Wellbeing coordinator where they describe a day in the life of a care worker.
The writer says: “Every morning, I start work by planning and preparing for the day’s activities. I check the diary, complete all the necessary forms e.g. risk assessments for mobility and choke risk etc for the residents going out on the trip or involved in the activity planned.
“I check that we have all the right equipment in place, including mobile phones, continence aids and things like thickening agents and liaise with the kitchen for any specialist meals to be prepared.
“Half an hour in and I go onto a unity and assist residents with their breakfast, this is generally a one to one activity.”
Other blogs in the series include ‘dairy of a registered nurse’ and ‘a day in the life of a unit manager.
The blogs can be read here.