Working in social care we are required to follow the Code of Practice which lays out the duties and expectations for everyone who works in this sector. Having Codes of Practice is important in social care, because in this sector we work with some of the most vulnerable people in society. They have a right to expect a certain standard of work and a certain standard of moral and ethical behavior. Currently I am working in a 43 beds Care Home. I know the layout and understand the local policies and procedures. My duties are to provide personal and practical care services for service users with a wide range of illnesses and disabilities, to assist service users with getting up in the morning, dressing, undressing, washing, bathing and the toileting… To help service users with mobility problems and other physical disabilities, including incontinence, help in use of personal equipment and administration of medication. I do participate in assessments and reviews and contribute to good written and verbal communications. Also, I do attend staff meetings, support colleagues, work as part of a team for the benefit and well-being of the service users.
In my work role my duties and responsibilities are to provide care to residents, preserving their privacy and dignity, also to promote the residents independence and to make sure they maintain their freedom of choice. The expectations of my work role are to provide the resident with their personal needs as instructed in their individual care plans. I am expected to follow the home’s codes of practice and conduct and the CSSIW’s care standards. My work role includes promoting the need to safeguard each resident and promote their rights, interests and well-being.
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I’m a day time carer in a residential care home and my job duties includes:
First thing we all have to do is signing in for fire regulations.
Our job role is to support the residents with their morning and afternoon time routines, as and when necessary and to actively seek to empower residents to maintain and gain control over all aspects of their lives. Ensuring all paperwork is clear and concise and is in line with the company’s guild lines and to support clients with personal care as detailed in care plans developed by others ensuring they are treated with dignity and respect at all times.
08:00 Sitting in, on handover, with my colleagues.
Listening to the superiors (manager, team leader, senior carer) which will explain what’s been going on with each of the 43 residents we have in the home and highlighting any concerns. e.g. residents going home or new residents coming in to the home, doctor appointments. Any accidents or falls or resident becoming ill.
08:20 Visual checks, making sure where each one of the residents are in the home and they’re OK . Some of the residents personal care is giving by the night staff.
08:30 Personal care given. Assisting them with wash, dry, cream apply on their body, dress up, grooming. Some of the residents prefer to have breakfast in their room and some of them in the dining room.
11:00 The residents are having tea or coffee and biscuits in their room or in the lounge.
11:40 Assisting the residents who needs to toilet.
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12:00 The residents with dementia are having lunch in the dining room. We are assisting them to eat.
12:30 The rest of the residents are coming in the dining room to have lunch.
14:00 Assisting the residents who need to toilet.
15:30 Having tea or coffee and cake in their rooms or in the lounge. We are assisting the residents who need help. 16:45 Assisting the residents who needs to toilet.
17:00 Having supper in the dining room; assisting them to eat. ( dementia residents)
17:30 The rest of the residents are enjoying them.
18:30 Assisting the residents to the lounge or assisting them to their rooms ( toileting, putting in their pyjamas, make them comfortable in bed).
19:30 We documented all aspects of the daily routine of each resident in the care plan and their food/fluids sheet. We report all incidents to our superiors in charge and we also documented in the care plan.