Pros: good relationships with residents and colleagues.
Cons: low pay, long hours
Initial washing and dressing of residents, followed by feeding, and then ongoing toiletting, and mobilising, as per the physiotherapists, and occupational therapists, encouraging and facilitating their participation in group activities, As the day goes on, further toiletting, feeding, personal care, and in the evening, preparation for bed.
There is – more... also ongoing record keeping, and mentoring of new staff members, and training as required.
I have found that my colleagues are a great bunch of highly committed individuals, and push themselves to work consistently through what is a long day at work - 12.5 hour days are tiring!
The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing residents respond to the input of the staff, and become well again, becoming more mobile, regaining their independence, and being able to return home or to the care facility which they lived in before coming to the intermediate care home in which I work. – less