Personal Assistant: Personal Secretary, Cook and Housekeeper, Companion, Gardener, Safety Inspector. Maintain records of patient care: condition, progress. Report problems and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
Provide patients with help moving in and out of: beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming. Provide patients and families with emotional support and instruction in areas such as caring for infants, preparing healthy meals, living independently, or adapting to disability or illness. Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters. Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert. Plan, purchase, prepare, or serve meals to patients or other family members, according to prescribed diets. Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises. Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration. Change dressings.
Perform a variety of duties as requested by client, such as obtaining household supplies or running errands. Accompany clients to doctors' offices and on other trips outside the home, providing transportation, assistance and companionship.
Administer prescribed oral medications under written direction of physician or as directed by home care nurse and aid.