Working in a Nursing Home

What is a nursing home?

The nursing home provides a safe and caring residence for those who require 24-hour care, but don’t need to be in a hospital. 

Nursing homes may have a more relaxed, residential home feel, or a set-up similar to a hospital — in any case, they are open to those that need round-the-clock care. Learn more about types of care here.

What are the benefits of working in a nursing home?

At a nursing home, your care and companionship can change lives. As a result, the benefits are vast and vary from individual to individual — but here are some of the advantages:

  • Nursing home jobs are fantastic for carers who enjoy creating social bonds and seeing their work make a difference 
  • If you’re interested in nurse training, but not yet ready, working in a nursing home can be an excellent first step
  • The 24-hour nature of nursing homes allows employees to create flexible schedules
  • The structure of a nursing home provides a clear career progression

Roles and responsibilities in a nursing home

The residential structure of a nursing home provides many jobs and opportunities. Jobs in care homes include:

  • Qualified nurses
  • Care assistants
  • Activity coordinators

Care home nurse jobs involve providing personal care, as well as general duties such as cleaning and laundry. Providing companionship and social interaction is also a key responsibility. 

Interested in starting work in a nursing home?

You don’t need any formal qualifications to begin working as a carer in a nursing home — the most important quality is a passion to help. Get in contact today to find out how you can start your career in a nursing home, and we can help you find your path into care.

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