Started work at 7am finished at 9pm . Hand over 7-7.15 . Assisted residents in washing and dressing . I did their medications at 8.15 We then cleaned breakfast - room ready for dinners , got tables ready for dinner ,then the laundry , cleaning toilets and sinks were next . Tuesdays and Fridays I assisted with District Nurses and Drs if they were called . I wrote in care-plans and Drs notes .In the afternoon we used to do activities, games, playing cards , jigsaws , dominoes etc. Even sing songs. Afternoon tea was at 3pm.After evening meal we used to do the baths , start to get residents ready for bed . Supper was at 7pm when i would give out evening meds .
Carers worked as a team , we would help each other out as much as possible . Hardest part of the job was getting up at 5.30 in a morning . The caring was the most enjoyable . I learnt a lot even from the residents . I loved my job .
was the learning . i learnt a lot
not being left alone, being called in, sickness