The typical day of a care worker is very diverse, with no two care packages the same. To highlight the differences between care requirements and to show how a care worker must adapt to each service user, we’ve interviewed Francesca Papantoniou, a care worker of seven years.
Sarah needed care at home following the birth of her son. She was so grateful for the care that she received that she decided to become a homecare worker and support others within their own homes. This is Sarah's story.
When we grow older, our bodies become less proficient at adapting to hot or cold weather. Not being able to adjust so efficiently can lead to health problems, sometimes serious, which is why it’s so important to take care of those who are more vulnerable during colder climates. This article offers homecare workers some top tips to ensure that they keep service users safe, warm and away from ill health.
As we get older, weaker and start to lose contact with those that are close to us, we depend more on social interaction to prevent loneliness. This article highlights why communication is so important in homecare and suggests ways in which homecare workers can aid the prevention of isolation.
In 2009, Lindsay joined the Medacs Healthcare, Homecare team in Manchester where she works as a stabilise and make safe (SAMS) care worker. Now, following nine years’ of service within the team, we caught up with Lindsay to ask her about the most rewarding and challenging parts of the job.
Following a short period within a role she found unfulfilling, Linda discovered homecare. This is Linda’s story…
If you’ve ever considered the idea of living and working in Australia or New Zealand, the response from anyone who has already made the move is likely to be ‘well, what are you waiting for?’. Beautiful scenery, amazing weather, great employment opportunities, relaxed way of life. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Surely these countries tick all the boxes?!...
Recruitment Consultant Jodi Gipp organised a netball tournament in Cambridge in memory of a colleague. Find out more about the event which raised vital funds for Macmillan.
For Mental Health Awareness Week this year, we are sharing our top quotes.
Work makes up a significant proportion of our lives. For many, it is a key source of stresses and successes, meaning it has the power to challenge us not only mentally and physically, but also emotionally. It is little surprise then, that work - and the workplace itself - can have a big impact on our mental health. This is especially the case in high-pressure roles like healthcare, where day-to-day situations are routinely emotionally challenging.
Medacs Healthcare Awarded Place on NHS England International GP Recruitment Framework
Medacs Healthcare Releases Second Series of Free CPD Training for Locum Doctors in Collaboration with the GMC
A day in the life of a care worker – Francesca Papantoniou
Sarah Palmer: I received care at home and wanted to give something back