1. Assistance with household chores, such as cooking and meal preparation, cleaning and laundry.
2. Assistance with shopping and appointments outside of client’s home.
4. Observation of client functioning and reporting changes to his/her supervisor or employer.
5. Completion of appropriate records documenting services provision.
6. Assistance with activities of daily living and personal care, such as:
– Skin care
– Ambulation: assistance with the use of walkers, canes, or wheelchairs
– Exercise: encouragement of normal bodily movement and the following of a prescribed exercise program
– Feeding: normal eating assistance, not feeding tubes or IVs
– Hair care: shampooing, drying, combing, and styling hair
– Mouth care: denture care and basic oral hygiene
– Nail care
– Changing position: in a bed, wheelchair, or couch
– Medication reminders
1. Move furniture, wash walls and windows, shampoo carpeting
2. Pack or unpack heavy household items when moving to a new residence
3. Heavy duty cleaning such as “spring cleaning”
4. Lift over 15 pounds
5. Lift the client- repositioning and transferring only
6. Administer medication of any kind
7. Change bandages or dressings
8. Perform blood testing for diabetes
9. Change catheters or tubes of any kind
10. Administer enemas or suppositories
11. Perform any type of personal care without wearing protective gloves
12. Wash floors on hands and knees – only with a mop
13. Shovel snow or do outdoor work like cutting grass or raking leaves
14. Climb on ladders or chairs to reach or clean high items
15. Be subject to verbal or physical abuse by the client or members of family
16. Work in an unsafe or unhealthy environment
Our Home Care Aides are trained to assist our clients with basic daily living needs. They are NOT intended to provide heavy duty housekeeping services.
If the client lives with family or friends, the services are rendered only to the client and the client’s living areas.
The client is responsible for providing all cleaning supplies necessary to perform cleaning tasks.