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Caregiver - PRN - Home Care - South St Louis County

Location: Florissant
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary: The Caregiver provides personal hygiene and a safe environment to clients. Priority will be given to providing for the client's physical care such as personal cleanliness and/or wound care and to the immediate environment which directly affects the client's health and safety needs. Caregivers services are scheduled as intermittent visits provided to the client according to the client's care plan. Responsibilities:

  • Assist the client with personal hygiene such is bathing, care of skin, mouth and hair. Instruct client and family in meeting client's personal hygiene needs
  • Provide physical assistance in client transfer, positioning and ambulation as outlined in the client care plan.
  • Assist client with prescribed non-skilled exercises which the client, family, and in-home care aide have been taught by appropriate professional personnel.
  • Change client bed linen as needed.
  • Clear client's path of clutter or client's room to provide for maximum client safety.
  • Prepare a light meal if visit during mealtime and time permits.
  • Assist in cleaning and maintaining supplies and equipment in proper condition.
  • Assist the recipient with ordinarily self-administered medications (open bottles, get water).
  • Shopping for groceries or household items specifically required for the health and maintenance of the client.
  • Apply non-prescription topical ointments/lotions to unbroken skin at the recipient's direction.
  • Assist with any Activities of Daily Living (ADL's) not previously listed and within the scope of service and licensure.
  • May be asked to perform such activities including, but not limited to:
  • walking the dog or taking care of pets
  • collecting and disposing of the household trash
  • collecting and delivering mail
  • play games and participate in other social events
  • facilitate the client's safe participation in family gatherings
  • any other reasonable request Working Environment: Works in clients homes and travels to and from the client's homes. Job Relationships: Supervised by: Office Manager Risk Exposure: High risk #CB

    • Must be able to drive a car with proof of current, valid driver's license, auto insurance and able to independently access client's residence. Part of our service is running errands for the client, groceries, prescriptions, doctor visits, etc.
    • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • CNA preferred, but not requited.
    • Must be able to read, write and follow directions.
    • Must have at least six months paid work experience as an agency homemaker, nurse aide, maid or household worker, or at least one year of experience in caring for children or for sick or aged individuals.
    • Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and the skills necessary to provide the care appropriate to the age of the clients served.
    • Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the client's status in addition to being able to interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each client's requirements relative to age specific needs and to be able to provide the care needed as described in the agency's policies and procedures. Physical Requirements: Ability to perform the following tasks if necessary:
      • Ability to participate in physical activity.
      • Ability to work for extended period of time while standing and being involved in physical activity.
      • Moderate lifting.
      • Ability to do extensive bending, lifting and standing on a regular basis. PI191466108

Keywords: AGING WELL HEALTH CARE LLC, Florissant , Caregiver - PRN - Home Care - South St Louis County, Other , Florissant, Missouri

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