The Personal Care Aide provides personal care and support services to clients in a Comfort Keepers established Personal Care program. He/She provides for the comfort, safety, and general supervision of clients with specific attention to activities of daily living. He/She will provide any or all of the personal care, homemaking and companionship activities.
The ideal Personal Care Aide has a minimum of a high school diploma/GED and must demonstrate satisfactory completion of any state mandated training. He/She must have reliable transportation, a valid driver's license and current automobile insurance. The applicant must be reliable, punctual, genuinely concerned about helping people, and have high moral standards of honesty and integrity.
The following is a representative list of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position:
-- Performs duties as assigned on the Service Plan
-- Assists the client with activities of daily living by providing any of the Comfort Keepers approved personal care activities including, but not limited to: bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming, oral hygiene, and/or ambulation
-- Provides companionship for the client including, but not limited to: talking and listening, reading aloud, providing social and emotional support. Promotes the client’s mental alertness through involvement in activities of interest. Provides emotional support and promotes a sense of well-being
-- Assists client in completing necessary phone calls, letter writing, etc. Accompanies client on walks, community trips, doctor’s office, bank, beauty salons, etc.
-- Provides for a clean, safe, and healthy environment for clients and family members. Provides light housekeeping tasks including laundering of client’s garments and linens and changing the bed
-- Assists in meeting nutritional needs by providing meal planning, meal preparation, grocery shopping, dishes, and kitchen clean-up
-- Assists the client with ambulation/transfers as specified in the Service Plan
-- Reminds client to take self-administered medications
-- Observes and reports any changes in the client’s mental, physical, or emotional condition or home situation to immediate supervisor in a timely manner
-- Establishes and maintains effective communication and a professional relationship with clients, family members, and co-workers
-- Participates in in-service and continuing education programs, staff meetings, and client conferences as requested by immediate supervisor
-- Completes required documentation of services delivered and submits to office in a timely manner according to policy
-- Uses equipment and supplies safely and properly
-- Maintains confidentiality regarding client information
-- Other reasonable related duties as assigned
Comfort Keepers - Somerset - 18 months ago