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    Senior Home Care & Elder Caregiver Job Description

    Senior Home Care Agencies provide Caregivers with a Plan of Care for each client. The daily routine is reviewed with the Caregiver prior to the assignment.

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    The following describes the primary responsibilities expected of Caregivers employed by Senior Home Care Agencies. Various additional duties may be required when assisting a bedridden client or a client in a nursing facility. Most Senior Home Care Agencies will require a Caregiver to have Certified Nursing Aide training for certain assignments. You may also obtain the skills for senior caregiving by taking the 8-hour line Caregiverlist Caregiver Certification training course.

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Assist with walking and light exercise
    • Plan and prepare meals, followed by clean-up
    • Monitor food expiration dates, make future meals
    • Make beds and change linens, as needed
    • Light housekeeping to include dusting and vacuuming
    • Assist with bathing, dressing and grooming
    • Laundry and ironing
    • Take out garbage
    • Run errands (pickup prescriptions, dry cleaning)
    • Engage in physical and mental exercises
    • Provide medication reminders
    • Escort on appointments (hair salon, physical therapy, etc.)
    • Escort to religious services or events
    • Maintain calendar and organize mail
    • Engage in activities (games, memory books)
    • Companionship

    Other Requirements:

    • Record daily care notes
    • Report any significant client changes to the Agency office

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