Following the care plan as directed by supervising nurse.
Assisting with bathing and grooming - This can include but is not limited to: shampooing hair, finger and toenail care, brushing teething, and shower assistance.
Basic food preparation - From grocery shopping to actually preparing the food, it’s important to ensure the senior is displaying proper nutrition.
Medication reminders - Caregivers must assure that medications are t aken at the correct time as directed by the doctor.
Light housekeeping – It’s important for caregivers to keep a safe and clean environment. Duties related to housekeeping will typically involve making the bed and and cleaning the bathroom and kitchen
Transferring the client – This refers to transferring the client from chairs, from the toilet, from bed, and to and from a vehicle.
Toileting – It’s important to assist with using the toilet to encourage comfort and prevent any infections
Transportation – If a caregiver has a vehicle and a driver’s license, it’s likely they will help to take the elder around to doctor’s appointment and other activities.
Monitoring changes in client’s health – When following the care plan, the supervising nurse will want to know if there are any changes in health that are concerning and that may need medical attention. ... more