Homemaker Caregivers help elders maintain a safe and clean home. Performing various housekeeping tasks, meal preparation and companionship activities for clients in their homes.
Homemaker Caregivers help elders perform various housekeeping tasks, meal preparation and companionship activities for clients in their homes.
Homemaker Caregiver Job Description
Homemaker services are provided to older adults, who are living independently, and need a support and socialization. Homemaker services include support for light household tasks, running errands and making meals.
The team at Connected Home Care works with Homemakers to make sure all of their clients receive the level of support they need to continue feeling safe, comfortable and connected to their homes and communities. Connected Home Care offers flexible schedules, paid holidays, salary reviews, regular employee recognition, training and other benefits.
Skills and Credentials:
· Sensitivity to the special needs of elderly people
· Attention to detail
· Ability to follow schedules
· High School Diploma
· Massachusetts Drivers License
· CPR and First Aid Training
- A mature person 18 or older
- High school education or equivalent is preferred but not mandatory
- Has an interest in working with elders
- Possess a driver’s license and a reliable car
- Is able to understand and carry out directions and instructions of written care plan, recorded messages and keep records
- Flexible, sensitive to the needs of others, reliable and able to cope with emergencies
Home Care Job Types
What A Homemaker Caregiver Does
Homemaker Caregivers help elders with Activities, Light Housekeeping, and Running Errands so they can continue to live in their homes.
1) Help With In Home Activities
Homemakers offer their clients support but do not provide hands-on care. Homemaking services allow clients to continue to live safely in their homes when they can no longer keep up with household tasks.
Examples of services include:
· Creating shopping lists
· Organizing groceries
· Preparing meals
· Organizing clothes
· Sorting mail
· Watering plants
By helping with household chores and proper meals, Homemakers allow their clients to enjoy friendly company and continue living safely at home.
2) Light Housekeeping
Keeping clients’ homes picked up and clutter free is an important part of maintaining their health and safety.
Homemakers help with housekeeping, including:
· Cleaning bathrooms
· Cleaning the refrigerator
· Taking out the trash
Many older adults take pride in housekeeping and don’t realize when household tasks become too hard for them to perform. Homemakers can help clients feel productive by letting them do some chores, like folding towels or dusting tables. Homemakers can take on the more demanding tasks, like dusting hard to reach surfaces or folding bed linens. In any case, a Homemaker is helping to create a safe, organized environment for her clients.
3) Run Errands and Medical Appointment Transportation
Many Homemakers help their clients by driving them to stores and helping them with shopping. These errands can include trips to the:
· Grocery Store
· Hardware Store
· Post Office
Homemakers help their clients keep track of food and household items. They make sure that any spoiled food is discarded and replaced with fresh, healthy options that comply with any special dietary needs.
How Connected Home Care Ensures Your Success
At Connected Home Care, all of your clients will have a Case Manager Nurse who supervises their care and keeps a record of their service needs. You will work with Client Care Plans that detail the support clients need. Our plans will also include client background information such as any special sensitivities, their personal preferences, passions, and interests. Case Managers match Companion Caregivers with clients best suited to their skills and shared interests.
Case Managers will also go on the first visit to introduce you to the client and help with the transition. They will ensure you are familiar with the client’s home and their individual needs. Case Managers and Companion Caregivers will continue to work together to assess a client's needs and update Care Plans accordingly.
Care Plans have information about a client’s ability to perform tasks and their personal interests. For example, a Care Plan will list:
· Supports for some or all Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
· Medication schedule
· Dietary needs and meal preferences
· Household tasks
· Emergency information
· Names and phone numbers of doctors
· Hobbies, passions, favorite pastimes
With the support and companionship of their Companion Caregiver, older adults can live in the safety and comfort of their own home longer.
Join Our Team Today!
At Connected Home Care, we offer training and advancement opportunities for all of our employees. Our team helps you learn more, earn more and get ahead. Additionally, we strive to create a supportive environment, with regular employee recognition, social events, coaching and mentoring. If you are interested in making a difference in someone’s life, working for a growing company, and meeting other supportive professionals who care about your career goals, click here to search our job openings!
Elder Care Services - Homemaker
- Transfer assistance, including Hoyer life
- Meal preparation
- Support for all Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
- Local Transportation: Drive to Grocery Store, Activities, Doctor's Appointments
- Assistance with Light Housekeeping: Laundry, Dishes