What to expect as a visiting carer

1 Mar 2019

For a carer, every day is different. In all care jobs, it’s the people you meet that create variety, interest and connections. As well as the diverse nature of the job, there are also some common elements that you might see in a typical day when you work with Saga Care at Home.

Starting the day

Getting up, dressed, fed and ready for the day is something that many of our clients need support with. They appreciate seeing a friendly face first thing in the morning. A smile, a chat and some help with morning tasks in their own home ensures that our clients maintain dignity and high levels of well-being.

Other meals

Maintaining routines and getting good food on board are key components when it comes to keeping our clients healthy and well. With help from a carer, they don’t need to compromise their nutrition because of physical or mental restrictions. You will often be around for our clients’ mealtimes to help them prepare food and, if necessary, eat their meal.

Overnights

Even as a visiting carer, you can still choose to do a few overnight stays if you want to. This is where you help the client to bed and listen out for them in case they need any assistance during the night.

We can help you find a working pattern that suits your lifestyle when you start one of our care home jobs. We offer a set number of hours so you never need to worry about how much work you will get from one week to the next. Regularity also ensures you can make genuine connections with clients.

Training time

At some point during the day, you might devote time to continuous professional development. At Saga Care at Home, we offer the highest level of support. This applies to our carers as well as our clients. We want our people to continue to grow in their jobs and find the places where they excel. This might involve building up a portfolio of general care qualifications or focusing on specific needs and conditions that require extra skills.

Working for Saga Care at Home

You’ll soon find a rhythm to your day when you work with us. You’ll get all the information and support you need when you take one of our care home jobs

Want to find out more about becoming a Saga carer? Contact us to find out:

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The material is for general information only and does not constitute investment, tax, legal, medical or other form of advice. You should not rely on this information to make (or refrain from making) any decisions. Always obtain independent, professional advice for your own particular situation.

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