The home care franchise recently posted a blog focused on a day in the life of a Heritage Carer, exploring their typical working duties - and the reason they chose their career.
In the words of Heritage Healthcare, as a home carer “you are helping people feel safe within their own homes and remain independent, surrounded by treasured memories and home comfort”. To show potentially interested parties just how rewarding a career in caregiving can be, the home care franchise’s blog post about a day in the life of a carer asked a Heritage employee the following questions:
- What is a typical day as a Home Carer? - Morning, afternoon and evening visits to “a number of different clients, each with their own individual needs”. Morning calls are usually focused on helping people dress, take medication and prepare for the day. Afternoon calls include errands like taking people shopping or out on a walk. Evening calls see clients helped to sit down for a hot meal (and, as in the morning, help taking medication) and prepare for bed.
- Are there any clients who have made an impact on you? - “Every client and their families have an impact on me. It’s great to notice the difference I am making in someone’s life, seeing clients continue living independently and enjoying the things they love. Getting feedback from family members of our clients about the impact my visits have had on their day always puts a smile on my face.”
- How do people benefit from being supported by a Home Carer? - “For some of our clients, their care team are the only people they see all day. It’s reassuring for both our clients and their family to know that someone will be there to check on them and have a chat with them. For some, just seeing a friendly face can have a huge impact on their day.”
- Why did you choose to become a home carer and why did you choose Heritage Healthcare? - “My previous career didn’t fit around my family life so I had to start looking at other options. I saw a job advert for Heritage Healthcare and it offered flexible hours. I had never considered care before as it’s so different from my previous jobs and I had no experience. After a successful interview, I was invited to do a full training course and got my care certificate. The support I received to make sure I was confident was amazing and the management was very helpful [...] The other members of the care team instantly made me feel like part of the family.”
Find out more about launching your own career in care with Heritage Healthcare via its profile page, linked above.
Lily Sweeney, Point Franchise ©