A Day in the Life of a Care Worker

Published: 22/05/2019

At Bluebird Care, our care workers have a range of different roles. Some of our carers provide 24-hour care, whereas some will visit their customer’s house to prepare meal, administer medication, provide escort/companionship or even just have a chat. It’s one of the great things about the job.... every day is different!  

Here is what a typical day would look like for one of our trained care workers who visits numerous customer’s daily.

Early Start for First Customer

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

Prepare Breakfast

The care worker may help to cook breakfast for the customer, or they may move on to their next customer’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 customers 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.

The care worker may help another customer 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 important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In addition to preparing the meal, the care worker may administer/prompt medication & help the client to carry out their shopping by visiting the local supermarket.

Afternoon Visit

During the afternoon, a care worker may help a customer with a simple activity. It could simply involve going for a short walk, visiting gallery, hair dressing appointment 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.
The care worker may take the opportunity to do some basic domestic for the customer. Domestic 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 customer’s day.
Last visit for the Day

The care worker may help their customers 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.
Companionship & 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 our care plans are uniquely designed around our customers needs, 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.