A Day In The Life Of A Care Worker

“Hi I’m Michelle, and I’m a Care Worker at Be Caring’s Liverpool service. I’ve been working in care for 3 years now and I love it, it’s such a varied and rewarding job! I love being able to make such a meaningful difference to the lives of the people I care for.

Before this, I worked in an office, but I wanted a role where I got out and about in the community a bit more. I’m looking forward to showing you the behind-the-scenes of what a carer does in their day at work!”

8 am

Arrive at Mrs Smith’s house for her breakfast call

Arrive at Mrs Smith’s house for her breakfast call

Before she gets out of bed and I take her to the toilet and help her shower, she likes some time to wake up, so I get her clothes ready first.

8.30am

I’ve made Mrs Smith her breakfast

I’ve made Mrs Smith her breakfast

porridge, with just a little bit of sugar – and have a chat with her about what’s going on in her favourite TV shows, she’s a big fan of the soaps!

9am

A short drive up the road to Old Swan and we’re at the home of Mr Jones

A short drive up the road to Old Swan and we’re at the home of Mr Jones

For his breakfast call. He has dementia and so we always remind him of our names and why we’re there to put him at ease.

9:30 am

Visit to April’s house

Visit to April’s house

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11am

Next I visit Mr Brown, and take him to the supermarket

Next I visit Mr Brown, and take him to the supermarket

He struggles with paying at the checkout sometimes, so in order to help him be more independent I support him with doing his shopping like this twice a week.

12:00

It’s lunchtime, and i’m back at Mrs Smiths again

It’s lunchtime, and i’m back at Mrs Smiths again

I make her a sandwich, and I ask her how her morning has been. She’d had a chat on the phone with her daughter who lives in Birmingham, which really made her smile!

14:30

Next, I visit Mr Khan’s house in Anfield

Next, I visit Mr Khan’s house in Anfield

He isn’t very mobile and so struggles with keeping his house tidy. I do some cleaning – hoovering his floors and giving them a wash. Having a nice clean home again really gives him a boost!