As an aged care worker, you can expect to work closely with your clients in intimate, hands-on settings, helping them complete a range of everyday tasks to ensure they continue to engage meaningfully and positively in everyday life. Placing the client at the centre of your work, you’ll endeavour to ensure the client directs their own activities, providing support and assistance where needed to help them thrive in their own environment
As an aged care worker, you might perform tasks like:
- Visiting your client at home to check in;
- Accompanying your client during daily tasks and activities, such as shopping and running errands;
- Assisting your client with cleaning, washing, bathing, dressing, organising and taking medicine, preparing food, and other everyday tasks;
- Arranging social activities and organising transport and outings;
- Providing companionship, friendship and emotional support for your client;
- Performing everyday tasks for your client, including cleaning, vacuuming and doing washing; and
- Liaising with family members, social workers, medical professionals, other care providers and other stakeholders to deliver holistic care and support for your client.
In some situations, you may also live with a client, and work intimately with them to ensure they can continue to participate fully in society with your support.