My Work Experience Week at Home Instead Senior Care - Nadia Sokoloff Year 9

During my week’s work experience at Home Instead Senior Care Telford, I gained many new skills. I learned how to flourish in a new environment that I had never encountered before. Furthermore, I enhanced my communication skills by interacting with staff members and clients. Visiting clients gave me a real idea of the wonderful work Home Instead Senior Care do for older people within their own homes.

Regardless of the type of care needed, each client seemed very pleased with their CAREGivers, who they had a close bond with. This compassion from the CAREGivers was reflected by the good words each client had to say about Home Instead and what the service provides for them. I saw how much a little thing such as care at home could impact the life of an older person. They gain freedom and are still able to fully live their lives in their own homes, only with a little extra help where needed.

They no longer become less able at a certain age, but continue to thrive each day. The fact that they are still living in the comfort of their own homes positively impacts their family and others close to them as well. Home Instead’ s care means that you no longer have to worry about your relative when you can’t be around to support them. Not only does Home Instead provide physical care to the client, but they also provide emotional care by being a companion and someone to talk to.

The week has broadened my understanding of each role within the business. I think that my favourite thing about Home Instead Senior Care Telford is how every person employed is caring and friendly, regardless of whether they are in fact a CAREGiver or not. The work environment is  positive, comfortable and welcoming. Furthermore, the office staff are also connected to the clients and interact with them, not just the CAREGivers; this creates a large support team for the client and their family.

Overall, Home Instead Telford is reliable and caring; a very good combination. The result of this is that the office team creates a happy environment for the clients and every need is addressed properly. I am very happy I chose Home Instead Senior Care to be the placement for my work experience as I feel it has widened my knowledge of how a business works, but I also learned how the business continues to be a caring company that is dedicated to each and every client. It is the small differences each day that have a big positive impact.

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home