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Duties May Include:

Providing for and assisting with personal care needs, such as bathing, shaving, shampooing hair, dressing and grooming, oral

hygiene and perinea care

Assisting with ambulating, including the use of canes (quad, std.), walkers and wheelchairs, when applicable

Assuring client safety and maintaining a safe environment

Caring for intact skin to prevent skin breakdown

Assisting with toileting, including bedpans, urinals and commode chairs

Clean and file fingernails and toenails

Assisting with safe client transfers and proper body positioning

Reminding/assisting client with self-administration of medications (with proper training)

Encouraging self-help activities

Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (required to have evidence of CPR.)

Turning oxygen concentrator unit on only as directed by client

Responding to and reporting emergency situations to the supervisory/management staff

Reporting changes in client s condition or family situation to the office

Contacting supervisor about client/family requests that are not designated on Assignment of Duties/Care plan

Adhering to client s rights

Maintaining client confidentiality

Documenting services provided on the appropriate time card flow sheet, according to agency policies and procedures

Performing home management functions, such as light housekeeping, laundry, bed making and cleaning

Planning meals, shopping for groceries, preparing and serving food/meals, feeding and clean-up

Accompanying client to scheduled appointments

Transporting clients or running errands for client

Working in the home or remaining at the home while the client is absent (only with supervisor s approval)

Providing companionship to the client

Other duties as assigned


Assisting with a prescribed exercise program, such as range of motion exercises, etc.

Taking and recording vital signs

Changing a non-sterile dressing or reinforcing an existing, non-sterile dressing

Caring for the physical and emotional needs of special-case assignments, such as Alzheimer s.

Providing Foley catheter care and emptying drainage bag

Collecting specimens (urine, stool and sputum only)

Calibrating intake and output

Reapplying/changing a colostomy appliance/bag

Assisting with mechanical lift transfers (e.g., Hoyer )

Assisting with coughing and deep breathing

Applying elastic hose, such as TED s

Applying condom catheters for external urinary drainage

Providing bowel program

Assisting client with glucometer

Other duties as assigned

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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