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Caring Crossroads Home care is currently seeking individuals to join our caring team. We are seeking hard working individuals with a can-do attitude who gets satisfaction from bringing joy into other people's lives. Whether you are looking for full-time or part-time employment, Caring Crossroads offers a gratifying opportunity to do important work in the care industry and to form close, caring relationships.
Basic duties for caregivers working in the home revolve around providing care one-on-one for an elderly client. In home senior care is an alternative to nursing home or assisted living care and often senior's respond best to it, as it allows them to get care in familiar surroundings and the comfort of home.
Here’s a quick breakdown of caregiver duties for a non-medical caregiver position:
Following the care plan as directed by superviser.
Assisting with bathing and grooming - This can include but is not limited to: shampooing hair, 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 taken 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 superviser will want to know if there are any changes in health that are concerning and that may need medical attention.
Companionship – Possibly the most important of all caregiver duties, caregivers will be with the elderly all day and it’s mutually beneficial if they enjoy each other’s company. It’s a very important part of a caregiver job!
Beyond these basic caregiver duties, duties for caring for an elderly client are highly dependent on their special needs. No two people are alike and no two caregiving jobs are alike either. Some seniors are suffering from memory loss while others are sharp as a whip yet struggle getting around and doing simple things like opening the grape jelly. When it comes to caring for the elderly, it’s important to keep in mind that caregiver duties vary and being able to adapt and respond are important.