CAREGiver

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Healthcare - Nursing



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Home Instead Senior Care

CAREGiver Job Description



Palmetto Senior Care d/b/a Home Instead Senior Care

Objective:
Home Instead Senior Care CAREGivers provide a variety of non-medical services that allow seniors to remain in their homes. These services are meant to enhance the quality of life for seniors. Home Instead Senior Care CAREGivers help clients and their families meet the challenges of aging with dignity, pride, care and compassion.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Reflect the core values of Palmetto Senior Care, d.b.a. an independently owned and operated Home Instead Senior Care franchise.
  • Contribute to a positive living environment to enhance a client’s quality of life
  • Document daily activities and report any significant changes in a client’s needs or living conditions
  • Maintain regular communication with supervisor and office staff
  • Provide Companionship & Home Helper services which could include:
    • Companionship and conversation
    • Providing stabilization and assistance with walking
    • Preparing meals and cleaning up meal-related items
    • Providing medication reminders and appointment reminders
    • Performing light housekeeping tasks (dusting, vacuuming, making beds, changing linens, cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, etc.)
    • Washing and ironing laundry
    • Running errands
    • Accompanying clients to appointments
    • Encouraging engagement
  • Provide Personal Care services which could include:
  • Companionship & Home Helper duties
  • Assisting with bathing
  • Assisting with grooming
  • Assisting with toileting and incontinence issues

Provide Specialized services which could include:
  • Advanced Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Rise and Shine/Tuck-In Shifts (2 hour shifts)
Essential Job Requirements:
  • Ability to lift, push or pull 25 pounds
  • Ability to bend, twist, stoop, kneel and reach
  • Complete a criminal background check, DMV check, pre-employment drug screen, 2 professional and 2 personal reference checks
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and keep up to date
  • Possess valid auto insurance and keep up to date
  • Ability to withstand exposure to dust, mold, mildew and cleaning solutions
  • Ability to treat and care for clients and their property with dignity and respect
  • Ability to adapt to various living environments and locations
  • Ability to communicate with clients in a friendly and congenial manner
  • Ability to communicate with office staff in a friendly and professional manner

Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Participate in company sponsored training and social events including CAREGiver meetings
  • Report hours according to office policy & communicate changes in availability in a timely manner
  • Submit time off request in a timely manner
  • Participate in bi-annual J.D. Power and Associates Satisfaction Survey
  • Document client information in Client and Life Journal
  • Wear your HISC nametag at all times
  • May require you to run errands and provide incidental transportation for a client using your vehicle or a client’s vehicle.
  • Pet care as needed
  • Managing different behaviors from clients
  • Couples care (if we cook a meal it will be for client and spouse)
  • Awake overnight care
  • Helping keep client in a safe environment
  • Perform other reasonable duties as assigned

This document describes the general nature and level of work for the position. It is not a comprehensive list of its responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts and conditions. Your employer reserves the right to modify the description in the future with or without notice. The responsibilities for this position are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.



Each Home Instead Senior Care® franchise office is independently owned and operated.

Each Home Instead franchise is independently owned and operated.



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