Are you thinking about working in home care? Want to know what does a home care job involve? Well, in order to make an informed decision you are going to want to know more about what will be expected of you in this role.


As a home care agency, we know exactly what to expect. Here are some of the key elements that you are going to need to know:


What Does a Home Care Job Involve?


A home carer goes into client’s homes and offers agreed care provisions and services to them. Home carers will carry out a variety of care tasks and want to ensure that every client is treated well, treated with respect and of course dignity too.


A home carer will be provided with each client’s care plan outlining exactly what each clients needs and requirements are, based on an initial assessment carried out by the home care agency.


What Kind of Tasks does a Home Carer Do?


One of the main things that you can count on when you work in home care is that no two days are going to be the same. Working with people, each day will be different and each client will be unique with their own needs and requirements.


There are however some key tasks that are likely to be expected of you in your day to day role. These may include:


  • Assistance with daily life tasks
  • Washing, bathing, oral care and general hygiene
  • Dressing
  • Grooming
  • Incontinence care
  • Meal prep
  • Security and safety
  • Medication prompting or administration


As you can see, there is a varied mix of tasks that you may be expected to do as a home carer. The main thing that you need to keep in mind is that you are going to be dealing with people on a one-to-one basis and you need to be approachable, friendly and respectful at all times


Why Choose to Work in Home Care?


Wondering whether or not home care is the right for you? There are a range of benefits involved in working in home care. A major one being that it allows you to work around other commitments that you may have, such as children or maybe even another job.


Another is that you can self-manage, within reason, what you do. You can take on as much or as little work as you want, the choice is yours. There are limited jobs out there that allow you this level of choice and flexibility in your working life.


Want to find out more about working in home care? Contact us for a friendly chat, or apply directly through our online home care job portal.

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