A Day in the Life of a Care Worker

At Comfort Keepers, our care workers have a range of different roles. Some of our care workers provide 24-hour care, whereas some will pop into a client’s house to prepare dinner or even just have a chat. It’s one of the great things about the job – every day is different!

However, here is what a ‘typical’ day could well look like for one of our trained care workers who visits numerous clients on a daily basis.

Early Start for First Client

Care workers often start early, and the first client of the day may need help getting out of bed. They may have arthritis or another condition that makes doing this themselves difficult. Bathing and dressing are other common morning activities for care workers to help with, and providing these services helps clients to look and feel as good as possible when starting the day.

Prepare Breakfast

The care worker may then help to cook breakfast for the client, or they may move on to their next client’s home to do some other tasks. This is often a good time to enjoy a chat and catch up on the latest news. Our service places a heavy emphasis on companionship, and many of our clients appreciate being able to talk to someone regularly. Some may have no family members or friends living nearby, and a simple chat can make all the difference to their day.

Next Up, Housework

On the next visit, the care worker may take the opportunity to do some basic housework for the client. Housework is often something that elderly people or people with disabilities may not be able to do themselves. Even something as simple as vacuuming the living room, making the bed or washing the dishes can make a huge difference to a client’s day.

Lunch and a Chat

The care worker may then help another client to prepare lunch. Care workers often prepare wholesome meals to help clients who are unable to prepare food themselves because eating a healthy meal is so important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In addition to preparing the meal, the care worker may help the client to carry out their shopping by visiting the local supermarket.

Afternoon Activity

During the afternoon, a care worker may help a client with a simple activity. It could simply involve going for a short walk in the local area, or taking the laundry to the laundrette. Elderly people may not feel confident going far on their own, so having company can be a great help.

Last Call for the Day

The care worker may then help their client to cook dinner, and they may also remind them to take their medication. They may help them to the toilet or help them take a bath at the end of the day before going home.

Care workers often work long days, and it’s important for them to unwind and relax at the end of the day to ensure they are ready for the day ahead.

From Companionship to Live-in Care

Our services provide the opportunity for independence at home to older people who would rather stay in their own home rather than move into a care home. We offer companionship and support, and our experienced care workers are trusted to provide the care you need. All of our care plans are unique, and they can be adapted for the different levels of care required, from popping in once a day to live-in care. If you would like more information on any of our services, get in touch and we’ll be happy to talk you through your options.

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Jobs FAQs

What shifts or rotas are available for professional carers?

Our branches have a wide variety of hours and rotas which means it’s possible to find shifts that fit in with your life situation, whether you want a full time role or are just looking for a few hours a week. All that we ask is that you commit to the hours you can do two weeks in advance.

Do I need care experience to join?

Six months’ professional care experience is ideal - such as a domiciliary carer, care assistant, homecare worker, support worker or healthcare assistant. However, if you are new to care some branches do offer training leading to care certificates, so please contact the recruitment team to discuss on 0808 239 9716.

Do I need a driving licence?

A full clean driving is required for some roles, but not all. Job roles normally state if a driving licence is required, but if you are unsure then please contact the recruitment team on 0808 239 9716.

What pre-employment checks do you do?

To join Prestige Nursing & Care as a professional carer you will be required to apply for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, unless you are registered with the update service.

We can help you apply via your local branch. When you work with children and vulnerable adults a DBS check is a legal requirement. Find out more about DBS checks: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about.

We also require two professional references, one of which should be your current or most recent employer.

Finally, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK, NI number, ID and proof of address. Your recruiter will talk you through all requirements and support you all the way.

What training do I need to complete before starting work?

You will need to complete both online e-learning modules and virtual training via Microsoft Teams. This is very flexible and can be completed from home as long as you have a compatible device. Find out more about the training we offer.

Is the training free?

Yes, the training is completely free.

Do you offer regular patterns of work?

Yes, our branches offer a wide variety of hours and shift patterns.

Will I be employed by Prestige Nursing & Care?

You would become a member of our team with a contract for services. You would be eligible for things like SSP and holiday, as well as a NEST workplace pension.

How old do you have to be to work as a carer?

You need to be 18 years old to join our care team and there is no upper age limit.

How often will I get paid?

We pay all our professional carers weekly.