What are Home Care Jobs?
So home care or also know as domiciliary care simply means social care in somebody’s home! Home care is about getting to know people, understanding what support they need, and doing whatever you can to help them stay independent (or what’s dictated in their care plan), comfortable and cared for – and yep, there is a lot of chatting involved!
This matters so much; a lot of people who need home care support might not be able to get out and about on their own. Your regular visits not only help with general daily tasks but also can be a lifeline to assisting people in feeling confidant and connected.
Types of work in home care
As you’d expect, home care jobs offer a varied role – one of the most essential skills is being happy to work hard, and turn your hand to whatever is needed! This can include:
- Household tasks like laundry, cleaning and cooking
- Personal care support with things like washing
- Medication and updating care plans
- Getting out – for walks, appointments, family visits and sometimes just for a nice cup of tea!