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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 10-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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