A day in life of a carer at Silver Oaks is never easy but is always rewarding. Our carers put our residents’ health and happiness at the forefront of their working day. Two days working at our boutique care home are never the same.
We spoke to our carers about what their life is like working at Silver Oaks, and what their day looks like from the minute they begin, to the second they finish up for the night.
A Day in the Life of a Carer at Silver Oaks
The first part of the day begins with a handover from the night staff to discuss each individual within our care and the senior in charge will inform us of any daily duties and any events/appointments.
Checks are then made in our less able residents and these continue hourly throughout the day providing care and assistance throughout including social interaction. Our other residents are assisted with their individual personal needs before having breakfast. Their rooms are left tidy and their care plans situated in their rooms filled in.
After breakfast all of our residents are encouraged to take part in activities if they wish to do so and are assisted with any needs throughout the morning such as visiting the toilet, accessing snacks and drinks. Fluid intake is always encouraged throughout the day as some may forget to do so.
After assisting as required throughout lunch the afternoon follow much the same system as the morning leading to tea.
After tea our residents are helped to retire for the day when they are ready and assisted with personal care and left feeling comfortable and safe.
During the day paperwork needs to be kept up to date and any observations or concerns passed onto relevant staff.
Our day involves not only interaction with each resident to uphold their feeling of individuality and importance but also their friends and family
A poem from Karen Guy – the registered manager from our lovely, boutique care home.
At times it can be challenging,
At times it can be sad,
But all staff pull together when times are really bad.
Losing a resident is something we all dread, and thoughts are with their families and always in our head.
Silver oaks is special with a homely atmosphere.
The residents know there is always someone here.
The carers are amazing and nothing is ever too much.
There’s planned events and outings keeping residents in touch,
With birthdays being celebrated for all that are here,
And occasionally the odd glass of sherry, wine or beer.
The cooks are amazing making sure that all are fed, with homemade cakes and pastries, and sometimes homemade bread.
The ancillaries are the ones that make the home nice and clean, you will always see one with a can of Mr sheen.
24/7 is the care that we provide, and there are always special treats on the side.
I feel blessed to be a part of such a lovely home, and i welcome all to silver oaks.
The real home from home.
At Silver Oaks, we understand that our boutique, care home is our residents’ home too and we make every effort to ensure your loved ones are looked after and made to feel at home.
This is especially important during the winter season, when the temperature drops and the environment outside gets a lot harsher.
Whether you’re choosing a care home for yourself, or you’re a relative wanting to help your loved one find the perfect place, there are a lot of factors to consider.
You want to find the best possible care home for you or your loved one to reside in, so here’s what you should be looking for when searching for a good care home...
There are a lot of different types of care available, and even more kinds of care homes, all specialising in varied aspects of responsibilities and attention.
One type of care home that can be hugely beneficial to residents is the boutique care home. different from other care homes, like nursing and residential, simply because it’s smaller and provides a more personalised environment. But why should you consider a boutique care home for your loved one and what benefits do they have over the other types of care available.
Everyone is welcome to join us in our beautiful garden on Saturday 4th August. There will be live entertainment, including a theatre production, local craft stalls, games, hot food, raffle, tombola, drinks and delicious homemade cakes. We will be collecting for a chosen charity TBC.