I remember saying ‘I could never do that job’ whenever I spoke to someone who done care work. How wrong was I? Here I am 6 years later and still loving this job! I remember being sat in the office of a care company and getting told by the Manager to just ‘give it a go’, and ‘the best way to see if you can do it is to try it’. I was so nervous about doing my first shift, but the second carer and the family that I went in to made me feel at ease straight away, and I have never looked back. The Manager spoke to me before the shift as well as after to ensure that I was getting on okay and that I was enjoying it, which is why I am still with that very same Manager.
Could You Be A Carer?
Helping people whether it be short term or long term, or even in the person’s final days is an amazing thing to do. People say that you can’t get too personal, those people have clearly never worked in the care industry. No matter what the situation is it will always get personal. You are going in to the individual’s home, maybe once or even four times a day on a regular basis. You become their carer, friend, and confidant. You even become the family members friend and confidant. So, this job is not for the faint hearted. It can be heart breaking and heart-warming all in the same day.
What You May Experience
Do not let that put you off, because you get to care for people from all walks of life, hear their stories and learn what made them the person they are today. You may get to watch an individual go from being hoisted and not able to stand to being able to walk with a zimmer frame or even completely unassisted, which is an amazing achievement for them and you as you have been on that journey with them. You may have to care for someone in their last days or weeks of life, which can be heart breaking but it is extremely rewarding when the family member turns to you and says ‘thank you, as without you they may not have passed away comfortable in their own bed and with their family around them’.
How It Makes You Feel
Becoming a care worker was one of the best decisions I have ever made and I am so grateful that I get to do it on a daily basis. I love my job, yes it can be heart breaking but it is so rewarding at the same time. It makes me feel like I make a difference every single day. It can be unsociable hours at times but at the end of the day it is always worth it. When I go to bed at night I sleep well knowing I have helped, maybe only a little or maybe a lot, but I helped. Always remember that the main component in being a care worker is to actually care!
If you would like to discuss the option of being a care worker, please give us a call on 01604 891135 or drop us an email at [email protected] and we will be more than happy to help.
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