Personal care aides support physically or mentally challenged clients in their everyday lives. The fulfillment and satisfaction that comes with helping others surpass the challenges of this job.
Personal Care Aide
If you’re a compassionate, positive person who isn’t afraid to work hard, then this is a job for you. We expect you to be polite and a good communicator. Experience in housekeeping tasks and caring for the elderly or sick will make you a strong candidate.
Personal Care Aide Job Description
Personal Care Aide provide services and companionship to older adults in their homes. They keep clients healthy and improve the quality of their lives. Personal Caregivers support Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), drive to appointments, help with housekeeping, and help clients enjoy favorite pastimes.
The team at Connected Home Care works with Personal Care Aides 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
What A Personal Care Aide Does
Personal care aides help elders with activities, light housekeeping, and running errands so they can continue to live in their homes.
1) Help With In Home Acts of Daily Living (ADLs)
Personal Caregivers help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), including:
· Brushing hair and teeth
· Using the bathroom
· Meal preparation, special diets, and healthy eating
· Medication reminders
By helping their clients with personal care, proper meals, and prescription drug compliance, Personal Caregivers allow their clients to stay in their homes safely and enjoy some independence.
2) Light Housekeeping
Another important part of personal caregiving is maintaining a clean home. Personal Caregivers often help with light housekeeping, including:
· Linen changes
Many older adults take pride in housekeeping and don’t realize when household tasks become too hard for them to perform. In some cases, Personal Caregivers can help their clients feel productive and independent by taking on the demanding tasks and leaving some chores, like folding laundry or dusting tables, for their clients. In every case, a Personal Caregiver is creating a safe, healthy environment for her clients and helping them remain in a familiar, comfortable setting.
3) Run Errands and Medical Appointment Transportation
Most Personal Caregivers help their clients by driving them to stores and medical appointments. These errands and appointments can include trips to the:
· Grocery Store
· Hardware Store
· Post Office
· Doctor’s Office
· Dentist’s Office
Personal Caregivers 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 special dietary needs.
Another important role for Personal Caregivers is to bring their clients to doctors’ offices. Medical appointments can be stressful for older adults. Having a familiar companion at their side, while they are waiting, when they receive instructions and when they need to schedule their next appointment, is very valuable.
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 Personal Care Aides 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 Personal Care Aides 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 Personal Care Aides, 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!
Personal Care Aide - Elder Care Services
- 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
Massachusetts Service Areas We're Hiring For:
Burlington Office – Arlington, Billerica, Burlington, Carlisle, Lexington, Wilmington, Winchester, Woburn
Concord Office – Acton, Bedford, Boxborough, Concord, Littleton, Lincoln, Maynard, Stow
Framingham Office – Ashland, Framingham, Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, Westborough
Gloucester Office – Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester by the sea, Rockport, Topsfield, Wenham
Malden Office – Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Stoneham, Wakefield, Winthrop
Peabody Office – Danvers, Marblehead, Middleton, Peabody, Salem
Waltham Office – Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Weston