Being a carer is hard but rewarding work and the key to everything running smoothly is good time management and organisation.
Our carers are some of the most organised in the business. They have developed efficient yet effective routines when it comes to care calls and looking after service users.
As well as being organised and keeping good time management, as a carer you also need to learn to prioritise and be able to adapt quickly to change.
Every day is different in the world of care work and the job involves lots of separate tasks that need completing. These could vary from visiting a service user and carrying out the care they need from being in the office and filling out paperwork.
Take down notes
You could make notes throughout the day on your various service users too. Perhaps you need to keep an eye on a certain issue? Was there something they mentioned that they need reminding of? You can refer back to these when you next visit them.
Adapting to change
In the world of care work, urgent situations can arise, or other work can crop up. So, being able to adapt to change is important. This could see your to-do list get pushed back. Try to regroup at the end of the day to catch up.
We offer all our carers support should they need it. If you feel you are struggling, there is always someone to talk to and to help.
If you’re interested in joining our team of expert carers, please get in touch.