For any home, it is crucial to maintain a safe, clean and comfortable environment. Unfortunately, those that need care will often struggle to achieve this when living at home. The role of a personal care assistant is to maintain the home and environment of the person they are caring for. Their duties may involve cleaning, dusting and vacuuming, as well as other domestic activities. These notable tasks can have an extremely positive impact on people as a more comfortable home and environment have been shown to improve mental health, in addition to providing a calm, relaxing space.
As well as cleaning, providing home safety is just as important and will make those being cared for feel so much safer, especially if they are unable to check for dangers or defend themselves. Not only this, but many people who require care are vulnerable to falls and injuring themselves, so having a care assistant there minimises the risk of falls and extensive injury. Indeed, those that need caring for on more extensive levels will require the carers to see them in vulnerable situations. Personal care workers need to be able to feel comfortable and act professionally in these instances, which will help the individual feel comfortable and safe.