Profession Personal carer in an institution for the handicapped

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    Personal carer in an institution for the handicapped

Carers for the disabled assist disabled adults with daily living activities at the person's home, or in a daytime non-residential facility; not in institutions. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May provide meals and supervised activities at non-residential care facilities. May advise families and the disabled on such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household utilities.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Realistic
  • Social / Conventional

Tasks personal carer in an institution for the handicapped

  • Give support to disabled patients at home, or in a day care institution with daily living tasks such as washing, dressing, eating, drinking, transport and budgeting.
  • Perform housekeeping duties, such as cooking and running errands.
  • Carry out health care related tasks such as monitoring vital signs (under the supervision of registered nurses and physiotherapists).
  • Administer medication orally, via rectum, subcutaneously and intramuscularly.
  • Transport/accompany patient to locations outside home or institution.
  • Educate family to provide bedside care.
  • Report changes in client's condition and the services offered.
  • Create individual care programmes.
  • Coordinate and arrange activities to enhance patient's physical, social, emotional and intellectual development.
  • Create and maintain records of patient's progress/development and services performed.
  • Consult with other health care providers about patient.
  • Clean and sterilize the care equipment.

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