Tuesday, 21st November 2017
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CARE HOMES

Care homes staff work round-the-clock to help support people who live permanently within a residential facility.

Working in a Care Home

They rely heavily on volunteer workers to perform a range of duties, from administrative work to helping support patients.

Workers will also give advice to the family of the patient to ensure them that their relative is being properly cared for.

Workers and volunteers are expected to have a wealth of knowledge in healthcare and services and ensure that those in the care home are not only given physical care, but also company and support.

Care homes are large and important part of the chairty and social care industry.

Different types of Care Homes

Here is a list of different types of care homes that there are for young people to work in:

Elderly

Care homes for older people may provide personal care or nursing care.

A care home which is registered to provide personal care will offer support and ensure that basic personal needs are met, such as bathing, administering medication, providing meals etc.

In some homes, residents will have greater independence and look after themselves with assistance on stand-by for when it's needed.

Homes that offer medical care are more commonly referred to as nursing homes.

Care homes for adults

A number of care homes will also provide care and support for younger adults who may have physical or learning disabilities, brain injuries, mental health problems or progressive neurological conditions.

Some care homes will have expertise in dealing with adults with alcohol or drug dependency and provide temporary care until the adult is able to live independently.

Working with children

Some homes provide residential care for children for a variety of reasons, such as emotional problems or physical or learning disabilities.

There are lots of job opportunites for young people in the charity and social care industry.