What is the average day like for the caregiver.
The day-shift in our homes start at 6:30 am and they are preparing everything prior to the residents waking up. Much of the day’s activity happens in the morning—waking up, getting ready for breakfast, preparing the meal, and then after breakfast, taking them from the kitchen, cleaning them up and taking them to their first activity.
Caregivers will help them back to their room, get them setup to watch their television programs, or help them use the computer.
During these first activities there is a bit of a lull and then the caregivers prepare for lunch time.
After lunch time, it may be a nap or second activity or scheduled entertainment.
Dinner time comes next, second busiest time of the day, getting them to dinner, taking care of them after dinner and then getting them to bed.
Most of the residents will sleep through the night, but the night-shift caregiver is awake and available and ready to take care of residents.