Caregivers

Part-time Position, Available on: 11/03/2017

Caregivers
Part-time Position, Available on: 11/03/2017
Caregivers also called Homemakers, Home Aides, Home Attendants or Personal Care Assistants. They take care of elderly and/or disabled clients, in the clients’ home.
Caregivers do whatever is needed (within certain limitations) for patients who can’t live alone without help. They keep a home running as normally as possible and make it possible for the client to stay at home instead of moving to a nursing home.
Typical Duties include:
Grooming assistance – Hair care, shaving (electric only), oral care and skin care.
Bathing assistance – Shower assistance, tub bath, bed bath, basin bath.
Dressing assistance – Assisting with dressing and undressing client, clothing selection.
Toileting assistance – bathroom, bedside commode, urinal, bedpan or diapers.
Ambulation assistance – use of walker, cane, gait belt or crutches.
Transferring – from bed, wheelchair, low chair, use of lift, turning client in bed.
Medication reminders only.
Cleaning for client safety and comfort – kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, laundry, changing sheets, and light housework of clients living spaces.
Meals – shopping for food, cooking food, following special diets, serving food.
Emotional support – companionship, teaching, having conversations, playing cards.
Transportation – errands, medical appointments.
Shopping – for groceries, clothing, medication pick-ups.
Communication – coordinating client care with other members of health care team. Reporting changes in client condition to family, agency, medical team, and any other mandated agency. Keep records of client care.
Working conditions:
Caregivers work in the clients homes. They must be able to bend down, lift, and do other things associated with cleaning, cooking and care giving. They must also be able to handle patient suffering that might be due to physical or emotional problems at home. Since most clients can not be left alone, caregivers will be required to take “on duty meal break” as needed, and not leave the clients home during the break.
Training Requirements:
It is helpful (though not necessary) to complete specialized training to obtain a Home Health Aide certificate or Certified Nursing Assistant. Training will cover basic nutrition, meal planning and preparation, home cleaning tasks, techniques for bathing, turning and transferring the client, and all other tasks required for the well-being of the client. Skills assessment will be performed by a Registered Nurse and attendance at ongoing, regularly scheduled training is mandatory.
Other requirements:
You must have a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License and access to a reliable car, pass a comprehensive set of employment background checks (including FBI check if not a resident of Pennsylvania for the prior two years), have no issues with the Medicare/Medicaid Exclusion List, be a legal resident of the United States or have valid work VISA, be able to read and write English, agree to PPD testing-the results of which will be kept on file, agree to drug testing upon hire and further for cause, and have sympathy for and interest in caring for the elderly and sick at home. Your compassionate heart for caring and helping is invaluable and absolutely necessary to be successful as a PA HOME CARE caregiver. “With Hearts and Hands, We Care” and we hope that you do too. Please see our website www.PA-HomeCare.com for further details.
Company: PA HOME CARE of Lancaster
2703 Willow Street Pike, N., Willow Street, PA 17584
(corner of Kendig Road and Willow Street Pike, North)
Contact: Lynn Greiner
PAHC@pa-homecare.com
(717) 464-2006

Company: PA Home Care

2703 Willow Street Pike, N., Willow Street Pike, PA 17584
( corner of Kendig Road and Willow Street Pike, North)

Contact: Lynn Greiner
PAHC@PA-Homecare.com
(717) 464-2006