Ep 39: What it’s like to be a Aged Care Worker in Australia?
Want to know more about what it’s like to be an Aged Care Worker in Australia?
Aged Care Workers provide support to elderly people either in their home or residential Aged care facilities. In this video we talk about how to become an Aged Care Worker in Australia and what the job opportunities are like at the moment. Watch the video and learn more about studying and working as an Aged Care Worker in Australia.
Today we’re going to talk about what it’s like to be an Aged Care Worker in Australia
Aged Care Workers provide support to elderly people by assisting with daily activities and personal tasks. This often includes providing support with eating, showering, dressing, tidying and cleaning. Aged Care Workers can work from their client’s home or residential Aged care facilities.
Some of the Tasks and duties required by an Aged Care Worker are:
Feeding, showering, dressing and administering medication
Preparing meals and drinks
Tidying and cleaning, including sanitising activities
Engaging with family members to offer updates, observations and instructions
Assisting with mobility, providing transport to and from medical appointments and light physiotherapy exercises
Providing social support, such as escorting the client on outings to cafes, shops and going on excursions
Following health and safety guidelines
One of the primary tasks of an Aged Care Worker is to arrange and facilitate activities designed to enhance the different kinds of wellbeing across three areas — emotional, social and physical wellbeing. From games and gardening to reading and gentle exercise, Aged Care Workers help to ensure elderly patients are cared for, happy and connected to others in their environment.