homecare

Hey guys I got a job in homecare, taking care of this great girl who is mentaly delayed. I take her to school, walk with her, play games.

For anyone who enjoys helping people. Homecare is for you

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9 replies since 5th February 2009 • Last reply 5th February 2009

That's kind of like the job my mum does. She works with people with learning difficulties and other disabilities, and she supports people in 2 different houses with 3 people in each. She helps them do things like cook meals, do their weekly food shopping and manage their money, all of which seem like really basic things to us but it's something these people find difficult and need support with.
I really admire people who choose to help support other people for a living, because it's such an unselfish thing to do, and it's helping out people who literally can't survive without the help.

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Aww thats awesome michelle!

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aaw that sounds like such a rewarding job!

I might train assistance dogs someday, that's helping dog and person Happy I'd love seeing the moment the person got their assistance dog and seeing them settle in aaaw

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that would be cool queenie

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I actually looked at a job in homecare today but I don't like the idea of having to dress them and helping them to the toilet etc I just think I'd never be able to get used to it and stop being embarrased by it. I don't think I'd be able to get there in the mornings easily either...but I've considered applying for similar jobs before and printed off the advert for this one cuz I thought 'ooo thats like michelle's job' lol. Yes I think about you all in 'real' life.

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Not all jobs like this involve the side of things like dressing and washing people, so if you feel uncomfortable with things like that then there are other similar jobs that don't involve those things. My mum doesn't do that, and one of the people she supports needs help to have a bath so another care worker comes to the house to do it (I'm not sure if she's a nurse or just a specific care worker who helps with things like that).
My mum works for Mencap, and if you want to look into a job as a support worker with them they'll probably have jobs advertised on their websie ;)

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Helping people is the most rewarding job...
A few months a go I was teaching an old person how to read, but for me was really difficult you need so much patience and not just for the reading lessons also for helping to get over their personal problems and concerns.
seriously you need to care about the people you're helping.

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My sister does that too. Her client is a 22 year old autistic girl. She helps her with the daily things like making sure she eats healthy, gets out of the house and keeps her appartement clean.

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I enjoy it

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