“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit” ~ Aristotle
If you’re looking to get more out of your 9-to-5 job — and you think that helping older people would be a great way to spend your time — you may be a perfect fit for aged care training!
What exactly would you do?
As an aged care worker, you would work in a special facility or even in someone’s personal home. Either way, you’d be responsible for providing everything from basic care, like helping with bathing and going to the bathroom, to helping senior citizens run their errands, get exercise, and handle their other daily activities. You would also offer emotional support. After all, many aged citizens don’t have a shoulder to lean on!
Some aged citizens only need a little bit of help, while others need a professional to take care of everything. You may need to lift people out of bed (luckily, there are special hoists and lifting machines that can make this easier!), so you’ll need to have some physical strength. You’ll also need to be able to work long hours on your feet, just like a nurse would.