Home Care Companions / Personal Care Attendants perform the following:
- 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.
- Assist with the activities of daily living, housecleaning, laundry, meal preparation, transportation, companionship and respite.
- Ensure that service is delivered in a caring and respectful manner, in accordance with relevant Agency policies and industry standards.
The Five Core Skill Areas include Routine Care, Consult, Communication, Emotional Intelligence and Support, and Physical and Mental. See below for further details
- Routine Care
- Personal care and home management skills: A) medication reminding, vital signs, blood pressure; B) ambulation, positioning, transferring: C) bathing, shaving, mouth care; D) dressing, hair care, nail care, skin care; E) exercise, feeding, toileting
- Teach/perform meal planning and preparation, routine housekeeping activities such as making/changing beds, dusting, vacuuming, washing floors, cleaning kitchen and bathroom, and laundry.
- Ensure client’s safety and security by supervising the home environment.
- Perform/assist with medical facilities visits, essential shopping/errands, which may include handling the client’s money in accordance with the care plan and under the observation of the Supervisor.
- Assist clients with following a written, special diet plan and reinforcement of diet maintenance, which is provided under the direction of a Physician and as identified on the care plan.
- Assist with pet care.
- Provide transportation to medical appointments, grocery store and errands.
- Accompany clients to recreational and/or social events and possibly travel with clients.
- Assist in basic client transfers providing the client has been assessed as being capable of ambulating without assistance; and/or, providing another trained caregiver (including family) is involved in the transfer.
- Monitor supplies and resources.
- Provide advice and consultation to others.
- Observe and recognize changes in clients.
- Suggest a number of ideas on a subject.
- Provide advice and consultation to others.
- Identify problems and determine effective solutions.
- Apply reason and logic to identify strengths and weaknesses of possible solutions.
- Determine or recognize when something is likely to go wrong.
- Monitor and assess themselves, clients and effectiveness of service. Ensure service is delivered in accordance with Agency policies, procedures and industry standards.
- Evaluate the program and make recommendations to it, as indicated.
- Observe clients and their environments and reports unsafe conditions, behavior, physical and/or cognitive changes and/or changes in living arrangements to Supervisor.
- Ability to speak the English language.
- Assist clients with communication by writing or typing correspondence for them or researching information for them.
- Complete and maintain records of daily activities, observations, and direct hours of service.
- Observe, receive and obtain information from relevant sources.
- Participate on the Care Team by providing input and making suggestions.
- Understand written and oral instructions.
- Communicate information orally and in writing so others will understand.
- Listen actively and understand the spoken word.
- Perform principles and processes for providing client and personal care services, including needs determinants, meeting quality standards and evaluation of client satisfaction.
- Execute clerical procedures such as maintaining records and completing forms.
- Emotional Intelligence and Support
- Provide companionship, friendship and emotional support.
- Talk, listen, share experiences, play games/cards, read to client etc.
- Help keep clients in contact with family, friends and the outside world.
- Develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
- Teach others.
- Provide companionship including social interactions, conversations, emotional reassurance and encouragement of activities that stimulate the mind.
- Be aware of other people’s reactions and understand why they react as they do.
- Establish and maintain harmonious, constructive, and cooperative relations with clients/families/co-workers/others.
- Provides respite care for families in accordance with care plans.
- Work independently and in cooperation with others.
- Physical and Mental
- Good physical and mental health.
- Physical ability to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, hear and see.
- Mental fortitude and stability to handle stress.
- Physical and mental ability to drive a vehicle.
- Perform activities that use the whole body.
- Handle and move objects and people.
- Competently assist clients with their activities of daily living.
- Perform techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries including emergency first aid and CPR.
- Attend orientation, in-service training sessions and staff meetings.
- Lift 75 lbs.
- Certified Nursing Assistant
- (Insert what is required in your state.)
- Current driver’s license.
- Proper Vehicle Insurance Coverage.
- May require related experience.
- On the job training for new activities.
- May required similar social and cultural backgrounds with some clients.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 410-816-8408
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Posting ID: 564173045Posted: 2020-10-18