Re: Hello to all
Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:59 pm
Thanks for the reply Susieqsusieq wrote:If you have the time to devote to it I'd say 'go for it' - if no other reason than it would give you confidence when assisting both Ladies. Plus, of course, it could stand you in good stead in the future should you decide (and be able) to return to the workplaceShaun_1611 wrote: On a different train of thought, would you advise going for extra health and social care training ?
I can operate a hoist, sling and so on currently though not had formal training. Do you think that it would be beneficial to do a moving and handling course or dementia care for future prospects. I know a person that does that kind of training for the care company that takes care of my aunts personal care. She offered to give me the same training at a discount if i wanted to advance my skills further, for now and the future.
That's what i was thinking, I have been a carer since about age 15 and still love to be of help and support to my family and anyone else who needs advice or just a shoulder to cry on. I love caring and it's been the only constant in my life, i honestly can't see myself doing any other job other than possibly nursing. During my training to do home hemodialysis, the staff at my local hospital suggested i apply to become staff there.. ( not sure if that was to boost confidence or a genuine suggestion ) Being a carer as i'm sure you will know. You never just stick to one thing as i have learned over the years, you become a jack of all trades and master of non. Learning more about various aspects of care, ranging from basic wound care to detailed medical treatments and conditions. I will think about it for a while, let the christmas period pass and have a chat with some of the staff.