Sage Eldercare Services (SES) has a national reputation for providing compassionate, superior service to clients. Since 2001, SES has dedicated itself to creating solutions that promote quality of care and life for older adults. Our team of professionals includes nurses, social workers, gerontologists and personal care attendants. With an established professional network, we have an intimate knowledge of resources and facilities in the community. For more information about the organization, please visit www.SageEldercare.com.
We are looking for an in-home Personal Care Attendant to add to our team of professionals. We are looking for experienced team members who have a high touch, skilled approach to providing care. Our Personal Care Attendants will not only provide assistance with activities of daily living but also assist with an exciting and stimulating activity program tailored to each client.
Summary of Job Responsibilities
The Personal Care Attendant (PCA) provides non-medical companionship and personal care, supervision, feeding and dressing clients who by reason of advanced age, physical disability, or mental deficiency need assistance.
A PCA must not provide any medical, nursing or skilled services to clients. Regardless of whether the PCA is a nurse, CNA or CHHA, a PCA has no responsibility to and should not diagnose or treat a client's illnesses, injuries or changes in medical condition.
Responsibilities of the Personal Care Attendant include, but are not limited to, the following and are provided in accordance with the Plan of Care:
Provides home management to maintain a safe environment.
Drive a client in your car, (not required but a plus).
Assists and/or provides all aspects of personal care including bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, hair care, and shaving.
Encourages client to maintain independence.
Assists and supports clients with ambulation and transfers as needed.
Helps with specialized assistive devices; e.g. Hoyer lift, board, etc.
Assists with prescribed exercises and rehabilitation.
Assists with toileting as needed.
Prepares meals, planning and shopping for regular and specialized diets.
Assists with eating.
Observes and reports intake of fluids and food and frequency of elimination if indicated.
Assists with client's laundry.
Assists with light housekeeping related only to the client. However, the PCA understands and agrees that any housekeeping should only relate to areas of the residence that the client uses and that the PCA must spend less than 20% of his or her working time per shift on housekeeping related to the client.
Assists with medications that are self-administered.
Works closely with Home Care Director to create meaningful activities.
Closely follows care plan provided by Home Care Director and conducts activity program on a daily basis.
Communicates with Home Care Director when art or personal care supplies are needed.
Observes and monitors the client's condition, notifying Care Management staff of any significant change in client's status.
Provides documentation as needed (daily log entries, time sheets, etc.) and attends necessary training.
Complies with Sage Eldercare's Policies and Procedures and all applicable laws and regulations.
Perform other duties as assigned consistent with the terms of the Summary of Job Responsibilities and related to client's independent living where the client cannot perform such duties due to the client's health or age limitations.
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