Caregivers provide service to individuals in their own homes and communities, who need assistance caring for themselves as a result of old age, sickness, disability and/or other inflictions. Caregivers will provide Personal Care, which may include assistance with the activities of daily living, housecleaning, laundry, meal preparation, transportation, companionship and respite
Caregivers are responsible for ensuring that service is delivered in a caring and respectful manner, in accordance with relevant Agency policies and industry standards
Reports to Supervisor.
Assist with the activities of daily living and personal care including:
– mouth care -positioning -medication reminding
– dressing -exercise -ambulation
– hair care – feeding – toileting
– bathing – shaving
Ensure client’s safety and security by supervising the home environment.
Teach/perform meal planning and preparation, routine housekeeping activities such as making/changing beds, dusting, vacuuming, washing floors, cleaning kitchen and bathroom, and laundry.
Provide companionship including social interactions, conversations, emotional reassurance and encouragement of activities that stimulate the mind.
Provides respite care for families in accordance with care plans.
Perform/assist with essential shopping/errands, which may include handling the client’s money in accordance with the care plan and under the observation of the Supervisor.
Escort clients to medical facilities, errands, shopping and outings as specified in the care plan.
Assist clients with communication by writing or typing correspondence for them or researching information for them.
Participate on the Care Team by providing input and making suggestions.
Ensure service is delivered in accordance with all relevant policies, procedures and practices.
Monitor supplies and resources.
Evaluate the program and make recommendations to it, as indicated.
Follow the written care plan.
Carry out duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
Observe clients and their environments and reports unsafe conditions to Supervisor.
Observe clients and their environments and reports behavior, physical and/or cognitive changes and/or changes in living arrangements to Supervisor.
Complete and maintain records of daily activities, observations, and direct hours of service.
Attend orientation, in-service training sessions and staff meetings.
Develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
Make decisions and solve problems.
Communicate with Supervisor and co-workers.
Observe, receive and obtain information from relevant sources.