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Time Management Skills for Carers

Mar 15, 2024 | Helpful Guides | 0 comments

The importance of time management working in care

“When you keep people waiting, they begin to think of all your flaws.”


When care givers are late, it can cause problems and make things stressful for everyone. Managers of care homes really don’t like it when carers are late because it can disrupt the whole routine and affect the well-being of the residents.

Being punctual helps build trust with the people being cared for and their families, and it shows that carers are reliable and dedicated to their job. So, being on time isn’t just about following rules; it’s about making sure everyone gets the best care possible.


Frank & Partners top tips:


  • Set multiple alarmsUse multiple alarms on different devices, such as your phone, alarm clock, tablet, smartwatch and anything else, to ensure you wake up on time for your shift.


  • Establish a bedtime routine Develop a relaxing bedtime routine to help you unwind and ensure you get enough rest before your shift starts.


  • Prepare clothes and essentials the night before Lay out your uniform, work essentials, and any items you’ll need for your shift the night before to save time in the morning.


  • Use a planner or calendarKeep track of your shifts, appointments, and important tasks using a planner or calendar to avoid scheduling conflicts and ensure you’re always prepared.


  • Allow extra time for travel Factor in extra time for travel to account for unexpected delays such as traffic or public transportation issues.
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