Firstly, I would say that there is no such thing as a typical day’s work. All our service users have different needs and expectations and on each visit their personal circumstances can change and be quite different from any previous visit.
My day as a carer at Elm Tree Lodge. I’d like to describe this as a typical day but after almost 12 years working here there isn’t a typical day, every day is different. I start work at 07.00am. I work on the Willow community just one of the bungalows at Elm Tree Court.
So where to start….If you are on an early shift it’s a 7am start and that’s because unlike you and I, the people we are helping often can’t do anything for themselves, i.e. they need support with personal care, eating, drinking, and mobility and so on. That’s the thing about caring for vulnerable adults, straight away it makes you really appreciate how lucky you are.