Description

As a Caregiver, you provide a variety of non-medical services that allow seniors to remain in their homes.

These services generally fall under three categories:

Companionship/Respite Home Maker and Personal Care

 

Companionship

Companionship services are those that stimulate, encourage and assist an individual.

The primary responsibilities of Companionship services include the following:

Providing companionship and conversation

Providing stabilization and assistance with walking

Preparing meals and cleaning up meal-related items

Providing medication reminders and appointment reminders

 

Home Maker

Home Helper services generally involve light housekeeping, errands or incidental transportation.

The primary responsibilities of Home Helper services include the following:

Performing light housekeeping tasks (dusting, vacuuming, making beds, changing linens, cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, etc.)

laundry

Running errands

Accompanying clients to appointments

 

Personal Service

Personal Services are personal in nature and often include assistance with activities of daily living.

The primary responsibilities of Personal Services include the following:

Assisting with bathing

Assisting with grooming

Assisting with toileting and incontinence issues

 

Secondary Responsibilities

Secondary responsibilities include the following:

Contributing to a positive living environment to enhance a client’s quality of life

Performing other reasonable duties as assigned

§ Reporting hours according to office policy

Reporting any significant changes in a client’s needs or living conditions

Regularly communicating with supervisor and office staff

 

Essential Qualifications

Must be minimum of 18 years of age

Holds the minimum education, experience and skills to perform responsibilities

Must have and continue a clean Criminal Background report

Must have and continue a clean Driving Record

Understand, speak, read and write English clearly

Ability to lift, push or pull 25 pounds

Ability to bend, twist, stoop, kneel, and reach

Ability to walk independently up and down a normal flight of 13-15 stairs

Ability to withstand exposure to dust, mold, mildew and cleaning solutions

Ability to treat and care for clients and their property with dignity and respect

Ability to adapt to various living environments and locations

Ability to communicate with clients in a friendly and congenial manner