Live In Senior Care Jobs - Dealing With Physical Frailty
Live in senior care jobs can be physically demanding for the carer involved. If you settle on a career in care, then you should be aware that it will be one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do, but it’ll also be challenging to you in every possible respect.
The physicality of live in care jobs can vary from role to role. If you’re on a short term placement helping an accident victim recover their mobility, then there will naturally be physical aspects to the role stemming from the client’s recover. However, there are also physical aspects to dealing with senior care clients. Live in care provides a valuable alternative to residential homes for the elderly. If a client’s main issue is mobility, then offering them the ability to stay in their own home brings with it physical demands on the carer. You must be able to help them move from one place to another and to look after their physical wellbeing in every way. This can be difficult for the client to accept and so you must have a sympathetic personality equipped to deal with adversity as well as being physically able to perform the duties asked of you. Live in carers are also asked to work demanding hours. By the very nature of the work, you’ll be on call to your client and expected to perform duties at various times of the day and night. You’ll need to be mentally and physically fit and able to cope with this.
At My Homecare, we offer live in senior care jobs to suitable candidates in the UK. If you have the right personality for the job, we’ll give you all the support you need to succeed. For details about careers, call 03300 415 485 or take a look at our website at http://www.my-homecare.co.uk/ for more details.