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Posted by: Sam Armstrong, on 23/03/2015

Photo Friday - Meet Patrick - Care Assistant at Ardath care home Bexhill

Each week we will feature a member of our team or one of our residents as our 'Photo Friday' so you can find out a little bit more about them.

A big thank you to Patrick O’Neill for featuring as our Photo Friday this week! Patrick is a Care Assistant at Ardath Care Home in Bexhill, he says,

“I have been at Ardath for around 8 months now and am really enjoying it. My job involves taking care of residents’ physical needs - helping with day-to-day tasks such as dressing and washing, making sure they are getting the right nutrition and are safe.

“I also look after residents’ emotional needs – we discuss things they enjoy doing, and lots of other topics. This gives residents a spiritual lift - I really enjoy seeing their smiles and reactions.

“One of things I love doing most is the activities with residents. I host a ‘Have I got news for you’ session where we chat about the latest news. I always make sure to include some good news in there too.

It’s not always about group activities, I also speak to residents on a one to one basis. One of our residents, Jack, used to be an RAF engineer, so we spoke about planes and I am planning to bring in some items relating to planes that we can look at and discuss next time.

“It is all about making a difference to residents, and bringing in your own personality."

Outside of work I have some really good friends I enjoy spending time with, as well as my two lovely daughters. I’m also expecting my first grandchild so I’m sure that will keep me busy!”

To see more of our Photo Friday's feel free to take a look at our Facebook page here

Click here for further information about Ardath care home 

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