HOW I BECAME A HOME CARE WORKER!
I had been a driving instructor for over 20 years in the Lake District when at the age of 62 I gave it up. I had become bored and felt I could do without the stress! As I was drawing my old age pension I thought I would be able to manage financially.
Home Care Work Stories THE MAN, THE BATH AND THE SPIDER!
My induction into home care work covered a two week period, the first three days in a class environment with other newbies, getting to grips with health and safety, hoist operation and resuscitation. It also included whistle blowing in a positive way! At the end I received a certificate. I was employed to stand inContinue…
FURTHER TRAINING: Adventures of a care worker
I had the weekend off from training to be a care worker but did a driving lesson as although I had supposedly retired one of my pupils had still to pass her test. Early on Monday I met up with Linda in Kendal for the first time, a buxom and jolly care worker who hadContinue…
A SCARY CUSTOMER
During my training I was introduced to Jean. Jean had contracted Polio as a young woman which had seriously disabled her. Now at the age of eighty she required a caliper on one leg and the use of crutches. I would be required to attend her every Thursday morning when her regular carer Jenny wasContinue…
TALES OF AN ELDERLY CARE WORKER. Who needs the care? ME!
Just to recap from some previous posts, I became a homecare worker at the age of 64, having retired after more than 20 years as a self employed driving instructor. Working in the most beautiful part of the country, the Lake District, took me to many areas in Kendal, Windermere and the villages nearby. AfterContinue…
A BIT OF A MISTAKE! 😲
For a few days one week I was asked to go and work in another very scenic area on the Cumbrian coast. All went well on my first day until the last visit, timed at 1 p.m. in order to make lunch for a lady with mild dementia, Mrs White of 4 Sandings Lane. IContinue…