Touched By An Angel Senior Care employees should provide the care necessary for each client to remain safe and comfortable at home. Assigned jobs are to be done in an efficient, cheerful and calm manner while showing respect for the wishes and living patterns of the elderly persons being served.
Responsibilities of our Caregivers include, but are not limited to,…
- Follow the Individualized Care Plan provided and to work with the client or client’s family on how to carry out requested tasks and functions.
- Begin and end each shift by using Touched By An Angel Senior Care telephony system to clock in/out from the client’s home phone.
- Report to the office as required and maintain all notes from shifts.
- Organize tasks on schedule so that they are done efficiently.
- Provide companionship, emotional support, and cheerful interactions at all times with client.
- Involve the client whenever possible in all activities.
- Assist the client with balance, walking and other activities (when required) to prevent falls.
- Provide mental stimulation through recreational activities, mental acuity exercises, conversation, etc.
- Assist with personal grooming, including oral hygiene, shampooing, combing/brushing of hair, polishing nails, getting dressed etc. with respect for privacy and dignity of the client.
- Errands and Grocery shopping (as necessary, and for the client’s/spouse’s meals only, not other family members or other caregivers).
- Prepare nutritional meals and encourage proper nutritional eating habits.
- Encourage exercise, and go with client on walks.
- Encourage the client’s independence in carrying out all tasks (when possible).
- Perform necessary errands related to the client’s health, such as doctor’s appointments and pharmacy pick-ups.
- Medication Reminders* (Caregivers may never administer medications under any circumstances).
- Perform light housekeeping duties such as the ones below: laundry and linens, light cleaning and taking out garbage, dust furniture, ironing laundry, washing dishes, sweep and mop floors, organize closets, and care for house plants.
- Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, assist in managing challenging behaviors, help with communication skills, engage client in stimulating activities, and keep the person with Alzheimer’s safe.
- Report to the office important changes observed in the individual or problems on the job. For example, report: a physical sign or symptom of change; improved appetite or decreased appetite; and shortages of goods or necessary equipment for the comfort or care of the client.