The day in the life of a care assistant

We thought we’d take some time to shine a light on the fantastic work our care assistants do at Sherwood House, as well as what a typical day in the life of a care assistant looks like.

It’s our compassionate and hardworking staff that make every day one to remember for our residents. Our residents come from different backgrounds and have varying stories but all have one thing in common and that is companionship and peace of mind that comes from living in a safe and supportive community of like-minded people.

The Morning

Residents will be assisted with changing from their night clothes, washing and getting ready for the day. Breakfast can be served before or after this depending on the needs of the resident. While residents are assisted with breakfast in the dining room, the medical rounds will also begin.

Once everyone has eaten breakfast, it’s time to go into the lounge for those that want to. Residents can choose to watch the TV, read or remain in their rooms. This is also a great time for visitors.

The Afternoon

Residents will have lunch and those needing assistance will be supported by our staff. Care assistants will also provide care for those who are unable to leave their beds and require more extensive care. That may include communicating with medical professionals such as nurses or a GP if there’s a change in an individual’s condition.

The afternoon is an ideal time for our carers to assist residents with individual hobbies they are interested in such as gardening or crafts, as well as group activities such as exercise classes, bingo, hairdressing and other events that frequently take place. Working at a care home is as much about providing care as it is offering companionship, encouraging a sense of independence and facilitating an individual’s interests, so this is an extremely important part of the role.

The Evening

After a delicious and nutritious home cooked meal in the dining room, residents will spend the evening in the communal lounge or in their own rooms if they prefer. All resident rooms have a call bell system that our team respond to quickly at any time of the day or night.

Are you looking for a residential care home?

If you’re considering coming to stay with us, or bringing a loved one to stay, we’ll carry out a pre-admission assessment to make sure we understand exactly what you need from us. No two people are alike, and we tailor our support to ensure it’s a perfect fit.

Contact us at your convenience for a no-obligation conversation about how we can help you.