Carer Career Summary

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Read here a brief summary about carers career. This information will help you to get better knowldge about this profession.

Carer Career Overview

A carer (Caregiver), often working in home care or in care homes, is someone who provides extra support to (usually) the elderly, the disabled and chronically ill in the home situation.

The duties of a Carer include helping with personal hygiene procedures of the patient (washing, showering, brushing teeth), performing daily activities (dressing, eating, getting in and out of bed), household chores (sometimes including grocery shopping or babysitting) and simple nursing tasks such as treating wounds, giving injections or administering medication. The Carer always stimulates the self-reliance of the patients to make them (again) as independent as possible.

there're various positions within the Carer profession: Carer C, Carer D and District Health Care Provider. A Carer D has fewer household tasks than a Carer C and focuses more on the caring part. A district care worker has no household duties and instead has more nursing duties. Providing psychosocial counseling and advice in the field of health and nutrition are also part of the duties of a District Care Carer.

A carer must be able to empathize with and adapt to the patient. Since work is done in the home situation, a Carer must adapt to the rhythm and habit of the patient.

A carer works according to a care plan drawn up with the patient and in consultation with a district nurse. A carer must also keep administrative matters (for example, reports).

A carer can have irregular working hours and has both evening and weekend shifts.

What are the Prospects for Carers?

Demand for home care assistance is expected to to increase.

You could also become a practical trainer. You can also continue to study or work in another healthcare sector.


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