The primary function of a Caregiver is to assist the client with companionship, meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping and activities of daily living. The Caregiver is to provide assistance as outlined in the Client’s Service Plan. Any Caregiver questions or requests from the client that are outside of the Client’s Service Plan must be referred to your franchise office. Specific employment policies are outlined in the Touching Hearts at Home Employee Handbook.
Each Touching Hearts at Home Employee WILL:
Services Provided by Touching Hearts at Home Caregivers:
Provide respectful, friendly interactions. Assist with hobbies/crafts as requested by the Client. Accommodate any reading or writing activities needed or requested. Demonstrate appropriate Caregiver services when assisting in social and/or entertaining activities. Example: Taking a client to a wedding or social function. Any special thing that you can do to help put your client at ease and begin to build your relationship will enrich both of your lives. Perhaps you enjoy gardening or playing cribbage. Your client may enjoy these same activities. Make them feel special. Your time is valuable to them and to their family.
Provide assistance with grocery shopping, meal planning and preparation as deemed appropriate in the Client’s Service Plan.
Provide laundry assistance as outlined in the Client’s Service Plan. This would also include changing of linens.
Provide transportation for errands, doctor appointments and any other arrangements as outlined in the Client’s Service Plan.
Monitor home and assist client with arrangements for maintenance needs. Some examples include:
Personal Care and Grooming
Assist the client with activities of daily living while respecting the client’s privacy and encouraging independence. Examples include:
Things Caregiver May Not Do
Listed below are examples of services we do not provide. If you find that your client has asked you for help with one of these items listed below please inform your franchise office with the details.
What we cannot do as a non-medical service
Probationary Period: Each new employee will complete an Introductory (Probationary) period to last 180 days (6 months).
Pay Range - $11.00 to $14.00 per hour
Probationary Period - $11.00 - $11.50 per hr.
After Successful Completion of Probationary Period – pay rate determined by caregiver seniority, experience, difficulty of client’s serviced, number of hours weekly availability, dependability and adherence to company policies and procedures.
Weekend Stipend – Additional $1.00 per hr.