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Care Professional roles at Inspired To Care

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Residential / Nursing / Extracare / Supported Living
Care professionals in these settings are responsible for supporting people with health and social care needs to live safe and meaningful lives. This could be older people or people with physical or learning disabilities. This type of care role usually involves working as part of a team of professionals.
Professionals in these services help residents with everyday tasks such as washing, taking medication, using the toilet and getting dressed. Care professionals also support residents to take part in hobbies and social activities, such as group baking sessions and listening to their favourite music.
There are a range of different types of professional roles in residential settings and lots of opportunities to progression into roles such as team leaders, senior care professionals, activity coordinators, dementia / mental health leads and even management.
Home Care
Home care workers provide care and support in people’s own homes. People using home care services may have long-term health conditions, age-related illnesses or mobility issues, physical and / or learning disabilities or mental health. Home care professionals are trained to provide care and support that is tailored to the needs of the individual that they are caring for.
A home care professional’s day is usually organised by a timetable of appointments (often called ‘visits’ or ‘calls’). Care workers travel between visits using their own car, walking, or travelling with a colleague. Many work alone, although some may work with a colleague (sometimes called ‘double ups’) or, in rarer cases, more than one colleague if the individual has very complex needs.
Home care professionals help people with practical tasks such as using the toilet, having a shower or bath, preparing and eating meals, taking medication, and keeping their home tidy. A significant part of a home care professional’s role is to provide people with an opportunity for companionship and to discuss any problems that they are experiencing. This companionship is particularly important for people who are at risk of becoming socially isolated.



Fri 09 2021


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