Advantages: Meet lovely people,rewarding. Disadvantages: Cleaning up vomit,etc,early mornings,rates of pay.
...RESIDENTIAL and not NURSING,where there is a vast difference.
So what does being a Carer involve?
Basically you are there to assist Eldely Clients in their day to day needs and generally trying to make their lives as enjoyable as possible.
Getting them up in the morning.
Helping them to wash.
Helping them dress.
Playing games with them
Chatting to them
Advantages: To know that you have made a real difference to someones life Disadvantages: Can be sad, depressing and hard work at times
...for a few years I decided to take the plunge and apply for the job as a temporary Health Care Assistant on a Care Of The Elderly Ward at one of the local hospitals. It was a 3-month contract and I decided that while I was doing this I would gain some experience and join the nurse ‘bank’.
So that when it did end if I had not secured a more permanent position in the Trust by then I would...
Advantages: Rewarding work. Disadvantages: Not for everyone.
...Having spent a lot of my working life so far to date in the nursing and care world, I would just like to write a review on my own experiences of working as a health care assistant. In days gone past, the only things that health care assistants were allowed to do were washing and dressing patients or residents and helping them to have food and drink - the rest of it was then left up to the nurses...