I cannot understand why some people want to work as a care assistant
I became a care assistant because of my experience of caring for my mum who had Alzheimers and the very poor standards or totally lacking quality of care my mum received and wanted to try and improve care standards and peoples quality of life in care homes.
Every time I stay back after work and spend quality time with the residents just talking and cheering them up or doing practical things to help them I get the same old question. Why am I still there or why am I there on my days off by other care assistants that work there. It makes me wonder why they wanted to became a care assistant at all. I have always believed that caring for someone is more then just doing the practical daily living things in that real caring is trying to improve their quality of life making it more enjoyable and tolerable like just being a real caring friend who will do things for them that will make a real difference to improve their life's and not someone who is just doing a job
Sorry all just ranting because I'm fed up of the homes attitude