Provide routine personal care excluding toileting/diapering, assistance with home chores, companionship and comfort to clients. Perform Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Incidental Activities of Daily Living (IADL). Report to the Personal Care Supervisor.
1) Follow the individual Care Plan developed by the Personal Assistant Supervisor. Provide continuous companionship to client.
2) Provide assistance to client inside the place of residence:
a) Provide stabilization during ambulation (no lifting or transferring permitted).
b) Assist with self-care and personal hygiene of face and limbs (e.g. hair, skin, nail care, shaving with electric shaver only).
c) Meal preparation and food purchasing (no feeding permitted).
d) Provides stabilization when walking or using a walker. No lifting or transferring in/out of wheelchair permitted.
e) Perform light housekeeping and laundry in areas of the house primarily used by the client.
3) Monitor home environment for health and safety:
a) Check refrigerator regularly for spoiled foods.
b) Keep the area of the house used by the client free of tripping hazards.
c) Monitor the fire safety of the residence.
4) Communication and training – Document all services provided. Complete Aide records daily and submit weekly. Communicate all changes in client’s physical or mental condition to Supervisor including suspicions of exploitation, abuse or neglect. Complete at least 8 hours of training per calendar year.
16 hours of basic training in patient care and home management preferred. Experience and positive employment references may be accepted in lieu of training.
The work is performed in the client’s home and in public areas (shops, professional offices). It requires repeated standing, bending, stooping, pulling, pushing and lifting of weights up to 25lbs unassisted.
None of the essential functions of the position can be performed virtually away from the assigned places of work.
Bay Aging is the premier provider of programs and services allowing people of all ages to live independently in their communities for as long as possible. Formed in 1978, Bay Aging serves a predominately rural 2,600 square mile region that encompasses ten counties and two planning districts. As you will see, Bay Aging is extremely diverse in the programs it offers through three major divisions-Health/Community Living, Bay Transit, and Bay Family Housing.