world is full of rewarding careers that offer all sorts of benefits
as a working professional looking to move their life forward. One of
the most rewarding, especially according to those already within the
profession themselves, is care work. If it’s
something that you’ve considered as a future career for yourself,
there’s certainly never been a better time to do so. As the
population ages, more and more demand for this kind of work is
becoming available. Here’s what you should know about it.
working within the care industry, you’ll find that you’ll have
more tasks than, say, a retail worker. But that’s what makes the
job so interesting with no day being the same. Regardless of
specialties, some of the most basic things you’ll be able to do for
and with your patient include:
daily client care:
Since your job will be to provide client care, this could include
tasks such as helping individuals dress, wash and other daily care
activities. Your involvement in those will depend on the needs of
the person and may change as they need more support.
with financials and practicals:
A lot of care workers will require help in activities such as
cooking, paying bills and other tasks that require more support.
This could also include light cleaning (as it relates to the
client’s needs) and helping otherwise with daily chores where
needed by the client for their basic care.
support with exercise:
Another important aspect of client care is going to be helping the
individual stay active. This could be walking around the block,
enjoying a stroll along the river or even just taking them outside
their property to get out and enjoy the sunshine.
Most importantly, a care worker will be able to offer emotional
support to their client. This could be engaging them in
conversation and most importantly listening.
are also some practical details that you’ll
also want to keep in mind if care work is something that sounds
interesting as a potential option for you:
have rough patients and days:
We all want to think that we’ll have caring and supportive
patients, but sometimes patients don’t like to accept your help.
You may need to keep this in mind so that you can stay positive and
focused on the job even on those tough days.
requires intensive patience:
Whether it’s memory issues, lack of acceptance (of your help)
issues, or just a sick patient, you’ll want to make sure that you
stay patient with your client on all days, even the hard ones.
- You need an Enhanced DBS check: Lastly, you’ll need to have an Enhanced DBS Check that is current at the time of your employment. An Enhanced DBS Check ensures that you as the individual are safe to work with vulnerable adults.