A day in the life of a care assistant

Our compassionate and hardworking colleagues at Sherwood House make every day one to remember for residents. However, what does a typical day in the life of a care assistant look like?

In the morning

Residents are assisted with personal care and getting ready for the day. Breakfast is around 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 relax in the lounge. Residents can choose to watch the TV, read or remain in their rooms. This is also a great time for friends and family to visit.

In the afternoon

Residents have lunch and those needing assistance will be supported by our colleagues. Care assistants 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 colleagues to assist residents with individual hobbies, such as gardening or crafts. This is also a good time for group activities such as exercise classes, bingo, hairdressing and other events that take place. Working at a care home is as much about providing care as it is offering companionship and encouraging a sense of independence and promoting individual interests.

In the evening

After a delicious home cooked meal, residents will spend the evening in the lounge or in their rooms if preferred. All residents’ room have a call bell system that colleagues respond to quickly any time of the day or night.

Sherwood House is an elegant, period home providing residential care for up to 19 people in the pretty village of Linby, Nottingham. The rooms are spacious, light and airy and have en-suite, accessible toilet facilities. Our colleagues pride themselves in providing a "home from home" experience for all residents. Days are filled with laughter, friendly conversation, activities and outings.

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