Caring work for disabled and elderly people is nowadays on huge demand. The carers or nurses generally stay at the houses of their clients and offer help, companionship, Practical assistance and support. The main responsibilities of the carers are helping them with the mobility, running errands for them, taking them to the various appointments or meets, preparation of their meal, getting in and out of the bed, assisting them with the shopping and pension collection.
There are many caring work agencies which hire carers who can look after the elderly people, usually in their own houses. The carer lives in the client’s house and it is usually called as live in care work. Their stay in the client’s house is limited to a definite period of time. Care work is a flourishing industry and it goes hand in hand with an increasingly aging population. Many clients prefer to spend time in their own houses instead of the nursing homes and want to have complete independence which is why is so important.
Live in care work is the best option for the carer. The working hours are usually 8 hours a day for seven days per week. Along with the salary, the carer gets free food and lodging and is available for another 5 hours on call for any sudden emergencies.
Managing the responsibilities of a paid job and the demands of caring often make people give up their paid job. Those who have the fall-out have a tough call. They need to face lurking financial hardships. Thinking carefully and giving it a thought on how to cope up with everything together will help you explore all the possible options.
As a working carer, you would need to make deliberate attempts to have everything in place for the elderly people that they would need while you are away working. Many ranges of supports like access, is available on call, frequent checks on the person you care for and ready-made arrangements for them are needed. Make sure or confirm it with the HR personnel at your work, whether they have any possible support for carers. There might be some existing plans exclusively for carers listed in their policies.
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