So what would it be like to work for Supreme Home Care? What would a typical day look like? We asked one of our Care Assistants to describe if for us;
Hannah is 31, a Mum of two with a third on the way. Hannah has worked for Supreme Home Care since September 2014.
Hannah said ‘I really love my job and I can’t imagine doing anything else, I find I can fit in bringing up (and expanding) my family whilst doing something really worthwhile for all my clients.’
When I am working a full day, my alarm goes off at 6am. I have to get myself ready for work and make sure my child care arrangements are all in place. I’m very lucky that I have members of my family who share these responsibilities with me so I know my children are being well looked after whilst I’m at work.’
‘My first call starts at 7am and I meet a colleague at my first clients’ house. We make sure we arrive promptly so we don’t hold each other up. I usually take the lead in the call. We use a hoist to help the lady get out of bed and safely into her wheelchair. Once she is in her chair she can get around the house, but she needs the help morning and evening to get going.
My next call takes me to a gentleman who has advanced dementia; he lives with his who family are supporting him to stay at home. He is very dependent on me and my colleagues to care for him. We help him to get out of bed, go to the bathroom, shower, and dress and then settle him in his chair ready for breakfast and medications. Some of the things we do for this gentleman are quite involved, but I’d had extra training to do these things and so I feel confident to do them. I also know that help is on hand from the office if I need it.
I then have a break between calls so I either nip home to let the dog out or I do a quick bit of shopping.’
‘Lunchtime is a quick succession of half hours calls to make sure my clients are all well. Today I prepared three microwave dinners and a sandwich. The salmon dinner made my mouth water! I finish my lunchtime calls at about 2.30 and then I take a lady to the supermarket to do her shopping. She really looks forward to her trip out and if we have time we have a coffee and a cake before I take her home and put her shopping away for her.’ She lives close to my home so I have time to pop in for a quick coffee and to put the washing in the washing machine before I ‘m out again completing my final calls for the day, making meals (sandwiches and cheese on toast are favourites at this time of day), administering medication and generally checking all my clients have had a good day. I am concerned about one of my older clients so I call the office to let them know. I also give her daughter a ring to make her aware and I’m relieved to hear she will be calling to see her mum later.’
‘My final call finishes at 6pm and I manage to finish on time (which doesn’t always happen). I collect the children from their father and take them home for the evening together. Tonight I’m planning a take-away pizza as a treat for tea. Some evenings I work and have time off during the daytime. On those days I try to find time for myself, to give the dog a long walk or go to the gym. That’s what I love about this job, the instant reward I get from a grateful client or their family and the flexibility to fit my work around my family – oh and some ‘me’ time as well! Great job!’
If you think this lifestyle would suit you and your family then why not go to our ‘job opportunities’ page and start the recruitment process today.