The Role of a Senior Care Assistant
I am a senior care assistant at Nicholas Rothwell House where I work alongside other care assistants, and give support to the manager in the day to day running of the home. I also ensure that residents receive a high standard of care and are comfortable. They are treated as individuals with the same levels of choice, dignity and privacy as would be afforded to them as if they were living in their own homes.
My day starts with the receipt of a report from the night staff. Which will identify any changes which that have occurred during the night. I then undertake the administration of medicine to those residents who are unable to do this for themselves.
After residents have had their breakfast I will together with a care assistant, help the residents with their personal needs such as bathing, washing and dressing. Each day is different depending on the requirements of the residents. Other roles include liaising with GP’s, district nurses and social workers.
In the afternoon I will welcome any new residents coming into the home for short or long stay care. This will include assessing their individual needs to ensure we give the help the resident requires. Also in the afternoon, there are activities that vary from bingo, armchair aerobics, manicures, pedicures etc.
Supper is served at six o’clock after which the evening medication is dispensed. When residents are ready to go to bed I would offer any assistance that might be required. Resident’s records will be updated at the end of each day.
This is just a small insight into a normal day of a senior care assistant at Nicholas Rothwell House.