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Home Care Assistant

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Henry & Stark County Health Dept.
Physical Address
Alpha, IL 61413
Job Description

Assists client with activities of daily living; performs variety of housekeeping duties as specified in client care plan.

Purchases, prepares, and serves food for client; assists with grocery shopping as assigned. Proper handling of client’s money, including use of receipt forms.

Performs/assists with personal care tasks such as shaving, hair care, bathing, mouth care, nail care, skin care, dressing, transfer, ambulation, toileting, positioning, feeding and exercise.

Assists client with self-administered medication which may be limited to: reminding client to take medications; reading instructions for utilization; uncapping medication containers; and providing the liquid and utensil with
which to take medications.

Assists in maintaining a clean, healthful environment by dusting, vacuuming and wet mopping; cleaning bathroom and kitchen areas including appliances; changing bed linens.

Assists client with laundry; washes clothing, towels, bed linens; irons and mends clothing as necessary.

Assists client with home maintenance (such as defrosting refrigerator or freezer; cleaning oven; dusting walls, woodwork; cleaning closets, cupboards and inside windows; replacing light bulbs, and removing snow from sidewalk or steps if transportation is required by plan of care)

Accompanies ambulatory patients outside home for shopping, errands, appointments.

Observes and reports significant changes in client’s condition to Home Services Coordinator; recognizes and reports emergency situations following established procedures.

Protects clients and home services staff by adhering to Standard Precautions and infection-control procedures; utilizes proper body mechanics.

Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.

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