Why having EU Care assistants can help to boost your pipeline

Feb 09, 2018
Paul Johnson

Care assistants, also known as Health Care Assistants in the UK, are a necessary inclusion in any healthcare field. Having EU Care assistants will go a long way in promoting and boosting the care system in your organization, particularly with attention on geriatrics.

You will find in many European countries that the role of care assistants has developed over recent years. Care Assistants are becoming a fundamental part of healthcare systems, working collectively with registered nurses and other health professionals.

Health care assistants provide direct personal care and assistance with activities of daily living to patients and residents in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, clinics, and residential nursing care facilities.

They generally work in the execution of established care plans and practices; frequently, under the direct supervision of medical, registered nurses or other health professionals or associate professionals. Care assistants provide regular personal care and assistance. They make survival comfortable and enjoyable for patients despite their challenges.

They provide activities of everyday living to persons who require such care due to the effects of;  ageing, illness, injury, or other physical or mental conditions in private homes and different independent residential settings.

In most EU Member States, the primary functions and responsibilities of the Care Assistant, consist of; monitoring and measuring patients’ vital signs, providing cleaning, washing, preparing and serving of meals, supporting other health professionals, and applying safety, quality and hygiene techniques.

Care Assistants often only provide ‘basic care’ to patients. The day-to-day roles of a Care Assistant would include:

  • Supervising a team of care assistants
  • Writing care plans
  • Monitoring the vital signs of patients. This will include; blood pressure and heart rate
  • Monitoring and recording patients’ sugar level, temperature, and weight.
  • Completing patient medication records
  • Developing and coordinating social activities for service users
  • Keeping families well informed and updated about their relative’s progress
  • Training and mentoring new staff
  • Attending team meetings with service managers
  • Providing emergency cover

Other tasks of Care Assistants could involve:

  • the undertaking of basic care methods
  • the pursuit of basic mobilization methods
  • personal hygiene and nutrition
  • surveillance of the sick
  • preventative care measures
  • documentation of care measures
  • cleaning and disinfection of devices
  • taking into account factors such as religion, culture, age, gender, habits, living conditions and the environment of the patient

Care service covers a broad spectrum of organizations like a private hospital, the NHS, adult care home and even a residential home.

It’s no news that the population of the older is on a high. The longer people live, the more their need for care increases. Working to ensure that patients get the necessary assistance, love and care is a considerable role.

Ageing is an inevitable life process, requiring all the love and attention. Not every person in the medical line can deal with the demands of caring for the old and other health challenges of people, and this is where care assistants are distinct. Having care assistants on your staffing list will do much in boosting your pipeline.