Back to basics for a day


Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A care home provider¹s senior executive earned more than £200 when she went back to basics to work as a care assistant for a day, but she won¹t see a penny of it. Staff at the Plas Rhosnesni care home in Wrexham challenged Ruth Hayes to work a shift as a care assistant for a day in order to raise money for a special mini bus for the home. Ruth is operations manager of Hallmark Healthcare, which owns Plas Rhosnesni. She is a qualified nurse and midwife and her role usually involves developing policies and visiting each of the ten homes within the group regularly in order to carry out a variety of audits and provide support for the homes¹ managers. Ruth said she that she welcomed the challenge of spending the day with care staff and residents, doing everything from making beds to helping residents with their personal needs. “I always spend time talking to residents and to their families when I visit a home and it was good to spend a whole day doing the work of a care assistant,” said Ruth. “The role of ever





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