An individual who has completed Personal Care training and is competent to perform assigned functions of personal care to the client in their residence.
- Must have completed Personal Care training and competency.
- Have a sympathetic attitude toward the care of the sick and elderly.
- Ability to carry out directions, read and write.
- Maturity and ability to deal effectively with the demands of the job.
- Assist clients with personal hygiene, including shower, tub or bed baths, oral care, hair and skin care.
- Assist clients in the use of toilet facilities, including bed pans.
- Assist clients in and out of bed, excluding the use of mechanical lifting equipment unless trained and documented as a component.
- Assist clients with walking, including the use of walkers and wheelchairs, when applicable.
- Assist clients with self-administration of medications.
- Meal preparation and feeding, when required.
- Light housekeeping including laundry (clients).
- Assist with prescribed exercises when the client and the aide have been instructed by the appropriate health professional.
- Record and report changes in the client’s physical condition, behavior or appearance to the supervisor or the Coordinator.
- Document services delivered in accordance with Home Care policies and procedures.
- Ability to work for extended period of time while standing and being involved in physical activity.
- Ability to do extensive bending, lifting and standing on a regular basis.
Works both indoors in the Agency Office and in the field with clients and referral sources.