There has never been so much admiration for people working in care, and for many it has sparked a new interest in working in the sector. A career in care is extremely rewarding, although challenging at times. There are some things that only carers know.
Never make assumptions
Every day really is different working in care, we experience so much and meet so many different people. We understand that everyone has their own story and has walked their own path in life, so we never make assumptions and always work in the present.
Always look at the bigger picture
There can often be more going on than meets the eye when we check in on one of the individuals we care for. We need to make sure we’re always looking at the bigger picture and ask lots of questions so we can understand as much as possible about the current situation.
Read between the lines
In care we always put the needs of those we are caring for first, but sometimes people are reluctant to get the help or support they need. This can be for many reasons such as being concerned about going to hospital or leaving a partner. Understanding this and changing the way we approach the situation always helps. It’s all about reading between the lines.