Tales of an Elderly Care Worker

  • 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

    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…