Companion Caregiver Jobs
Companion caregivers help clients maintain a comfortable and supportive environment, keep appointments with doctors, provide or arrange transportation, make and serve meals, make sure they take their medicine, and serve as a companion for their clients.
Other Duties may include: assisting with phone calls and correspondence, providing recreational activities and friendly conversation, assisting with errands, assisting with medication reminders, providing transportation for shopping and doctor’s appointments, and light housekeeping. For more detail on being a Companion Caregiver.
Homemaking Caregiver Jobs
Homemaking caregivers assist people who are sick, injured, mentally or physically disabled, or the elderly and fragile. Homemakers work in client homes to help maintain the household with housekeeping, shopping or meal preparation. Caregivers help clients make and keep appointments with doctors, provide or arrange transportation and serve as a companion for their clients.
Other duties may include: everything provided under Companion Care, plus meal preparation and planning, shopping, assistance with errands, laundry, vacuuming, dusting, changing linens, washing dishes, and washing floors. For more detail on being a Homemaker Caregiver.
Personal Care Aide Jobs
Personal care aides assist clients who need significant assistance with managing the household and with personal hygiene needs. Clients are elderly, mentally disabled, chronically ill, or physically challenged clients, as well as hospice patients and those in various stages of rehabilitation or recovery. Personal care aides help their clients with daily activities, such as bathing and bathroom functions, feeding, grooming, taking medication, and housework. Aides work at clients' homes and may visit several clients a day depending on their desired schedule.
Other duties may include: everything provided under Companion Care and Homemaker Care, as well as: bathing, dressing, feeding, toileting activities, exercising and other personal care. For more detail on being a Personal Care Aide.
Home Health Aide Jobs
Home Health Aide (HHA) is a certified profession with substantial training. Under the supervision of a nurse, HHAs are trained to perform tasks such as changing dressings or assisting with administration of prescribed medications. Home care assignments are typically more independent settings, and on-site nursing supervision may not be available, so these tasks are comparatively rare. Home health aides care for physically, mentally or emotionally ill or injured people in the client’s home. Under the supervision of medical staff, home health aides may take vital signs, keep rooms neat, and help patients move, dress and bathe.
Mobility support including transfers exceeding 50% of the body weight may be necessary, so training in both proper technique and use of durable medical equipment like Hoyer Lift is also required. Patients may be recently discharged from the hospital and only need short-term care, or require extensive care that friends and family are unable to provide.
Other duties may include: assistance with activities of daily living, bathing, dressing, eating, light housecleaning or household chores, such as grocery shopping, running errands and preparing meals, and transportation to appointments. For more detail on being a Home Health Aide.
Supportive Care Aide Jobs
Supportive Home Care Aides help clients with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia (ADRD) needs, or for clients with other significant behavioral health challenges. While regular home care might be appropriate for an individual in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease or some types of behavioral problems, as the disease progresses, more advanced care is needed from specially-trained caregivers. Training is available for those caregivers who are interested in providing this special service.
Caregivers offer the same assistance as a Home Health Aide but dementia or behavioral health caregivers are familiar with the various stages of the disease or symptom, how it manifests, common behaviors that are seen. Caregivers use strategies to adequately deal with it while addressing safety issues related to dementia. Care plans are established to focus on the likes, dislikes, and personality of the individual with dementia, and activities are planned accordingly to stimulate one’s memory. This may include looking at photo albums, listening to music, doing an art project, or reading.
Other duties may include: bathing, brushing hair and teeth, dressing, using the bathroom, meal preparation, and medication reminders. For more detail on being a Supportive Care Aide.
Private Duty Nursing Jobs
Private duty nurses provide a variety of services to clients in their own home, including companionship and bathing. Private duty nurse can be licensed practical nurses, nursing assistant, and professional registered nurses.
Private duty nurses provide services to patients that need in-home monitoring, those who require adjustments to treatment regimens often, and patients with medical conditions that require frequent assessments and care plan changes.
Other duties may include: Monitoring medical status changes of patients, Cooking for patients, Cleaning for patients, Homemaking services, Providing various other daily living activities. For more detail on being a Private Duty Nurse.