An average day in the life of a direct care worker starts off with getting the clients out of bed and getting them to shower, use the bathroom, etc. For some this is a challenge, others independently do it on their own. Then you give them their medication and make them breakfast. After breakfast they usually leave for work and are there until mid afternoon. Then they get back and you just talk to them to see how their day was. Then they get dinner and by that time its almost time for bed. The clients then do more personal/oral hygiene cares and then they take meds and have a snack and then they are off to bed. Occasionally you have to deal with behaviors but nothing major!
Free meals, learn life skills, move up quickly, get to know clients on a personal level, helping make clients lives more sustainable and liveable, overall very rewarding
Hours, possibility of getting stuck/frozen