Do you love working with people?
Are you a people person? Do you have a knack for making sure other people feel seen, heard, and valued? Do you enjoy making others smile? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, a career in care may be the perfect choice for you.
Working in care is about more than having certain qualifications. While skills and experience are undoubtedly important, we also look for people who have the innate ability to form real relationships and inspire connection.
In this post, we talk about care jobs in Chadwell Heath, Romford and share how you can make a difference in the lives of our residents.
Welcome to Rowallan House
Rowallan is a traditional and cosy family-run care home that has been welcoming residents from all walks of life since 1981. We pride ourselves on providing the highest standard of care without ever losing that personal touch. Our goal is to make sure our residents feel comfortable and cared for in their ‘home away from home’. From gardening to outings to daily activities, we do our best to create a friendly, family-like atmosphere where both staff and residents feel supported.
The importance of connection
Although a huge emphasis is placed on physical health in older people, mental health matters too. We believe that Rowallan House is more than just housing people and ensuring their clinical needs are met. It is also a haven where residents can form real connections. Our dedicated events and activities coordinator organises plenty of games and events that encourage social interaction, promote playfulness and provide opportunities to connect with others. We also encourage residents to share their life stories and histories with one another.
Combating loneliness and isolation
Nobody deserves to feel lonely, no matter their age. As a carer, you have an excellent opportunity to help us combat loneliness and isolation in older people. While being surrounded by staff and other people means our residents are not alone, it’s still possible for them to feel misplaced or like they don’t belong. Here are some ways our carers can proactively help to prevent loneliness:
- Smile – A cheerful disposition can be contagious, making others feel included or good about themselves.
- Music – Music has the power to instantly uplift a mood or bring people together. Sharing your love of music with others can go a long way.
- Garden – We have beautifully landscaped gardens that we encourage our residents to enjoy. Spending time with them outdoors soaking up that sunshine can make a huge difference.
- Listen – Never underestimate the power of a listening ear. A good conversation while enjoying a cup of tea together can do wonders.
- Focus on the familiar – Familiar objects and routines can instil a sense of safety and comfort while reducing anxiety. This is particularly true for our residents with dementia.
Joining our family of carers
We take care in making sure our staff is the right fit for Rowallan House so that together, we can create a happy and safe home for our residents. We believe our staff is our greatest asset and make sure they’re well looked after, appreciated and valued.
Get in touch
If you are interested in making a positive difference in the lives of others, why not consider a career in care? Please feel free to get in touch or call us on either 0800 999 8499 or 0208 597 4175 so that we can get to know you better. We look forward to welcoming you to the team!