Profession Personal carer in private homes

Personal carer in private homes

Personal carers assist elderly and handicapped people with daily living activities at the person's home. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May advise families, and the patients/clients, on such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household utilities.

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Tasks personal carer in private homes

  • Give support to patients at home 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 intramusculary.
  • Transport/accompany patients to locations outside home.
  • Educate family to provide bedside care.
  • Report changes in patient's condition and the services offered.
  • Create individual care programmes.
  • Coordinate and arrange activities to enhance physical, social, emotional and intellectual development.
  • Create and maintain records of the patient's progress/development and services performed.
  • Consult with other health care providers about patient.
  • Clean and sterilize the care equipment.

Related professions personal care

  • Aged care services manager
  • First line supervisor of personal care workers
  • Handicapped care services manager
  • Personal carer in an institution for psychiatric patients
  • Personal carer in an institution for the elderly
  • Personal carer in an institution for the handicapped
  • Pharmacy assistant (semi-skilled)
  • Psychiatric care services manager

Source: Sisyphus ODB