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Caregiver

AAging Better In Home Care Post Falls, ID

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $12 to $16 Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Description
 

Qualifications

Experienced in providing care for the elderly and disabled, including Alzheimer and dementia patients. Six months of experience in a healthcare environment caring for the elderly, such as in-home, nursing home, or assisted living facility is highly desirable. Desirable skills include knowledge of transfers, gait belts, food preparation and proper storage; nutritional needs of the elderly; bathing assistance; monitoring health and mental status of clients; medication reminders, and light housekeeping. In addition, a CPR or First Aid certification is a plus. Must be able to bend, twist, lift, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, push/pull at least 25 lbs., grasp, complete repetitive motion movements and combine standing/walking for up to 2-hour intervals. Must possess a valid driver’s license and auto liability insurance. Must be able to clear a federal-level background criminal check. This is a variable hour position.  *Pay depends on clientele worked with and experience. 

 Functions/Duties:   

  1. Assist or performs activities of daily living for client, such as bed bath, showering, oral care, and/or shaving; 
  2. Provide for grooming hair and filing nails to assure cleanliness; 
  3. Provide passive range of motion movements/exercise as needed or directed; 
  4. Assist client with dressing as needed 
  5. Provide appropriate skin care and prevention of pressure sores/ulcerations—not to include foot care for diabetics; only filing of nails is allowed—no clipping! 
  6. Perform light housekeeping on a weekly basis or as needed to ensure clean, neat, and safe environment. This may include light snow-shoveling; 
  7. Plan, prepare and store meals and snacks that provide safe, healthy and nutritious meals on a consistent basis; 
  8. Do laundry weekly, or as needed; 
  9. Provide grocery or miscellaneous shopping as outlined in client’s care plan; 
  10. Supervise clients to ensure safety and prevent falls; 
  11. Remind clients when medication is due 
  12. Provide companionship, game-playing, walks, or outings as requested by the client; 
  13. Legibly and clearly document services provided to the client on the time-sheet and progress notes reflecting the plan of care; 
  14. May be required to lift up to 50 lbs without physical limitation; 
  15. Be knowledgeable of and consistently utilize universal/infection control precautions. 
  16. Be able to assist the client with ambulation via a Gait Belt if needed, use transfer techniques appropriately or use a Hoyer Lift correctly (after appropriate instruction).  

AAging Better In Home Care

Address

Post Falls, ID
83854 USA

Industry

Personal Care

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