Profession Personal carer in private homes
Personal carers assist elderly and handicapped people with daily living activities at the person's home. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May advise families, and the patients/clients, on such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household utilities.
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Tasks personal carer in private homes
- Give support to patients at home with daily living tasks such as washing, dressing, eating, drinking, transport and budgeting.
- Perform housekeeping duties, such as cooking and running errands.
- Carry out health care related tasks such as monitoring vital signs (under the supervision of registered nurses and physiotherapists).
- Administer medication orally, via rectum, subcutaneously and intramusculary.
- Transport/accompany patients to locations outside home.
- Educate family to provide bedside care.
- Report changes in patient's condition and the services offered.
- Create individual care programmes.
- Coordinate and arrange activities to enhance physical, social, emotional and intellectual development.
- Create and maintain records of the patient's progress/development and services performed.
- Consult with other health care providers about patient.
- Clean and sterilize the care equipment.
Related professions personal care
- Aged care services manager
- First line supervisor of personal care workers
- Handicapped care services manager
- Personal carer in an institution for psychiatric patients
- Personal carer in an institution for the elderly
- Personal carer in an institution for the handicapped
- Pharmacy assistant (semi-skilled)
- Psychiatric care services manager