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United Caregiver - Shift AM/PM/NOC
Ref No.: 17-03820
Location: Aptos, California
Start Date: 08/17/2017
Looking for Caregivers for Santa Cruz, CA
Immediate Opening
For AM / PM / NOC Shift
8 hours shift. Consistently.
Caregiver
Location: Santa Cruz, CA.


Job Duties and Responsibilities in General


Basic duties for caregivers working in the home revolve around providing care one-on-one for an elderly client. In home senior care is an alternative to nursing home or assisted living care and often senior respond best to it, as it allows them to get care in familiar surroundings and the comfort of home.
Here's a quick breakdown of caregiver duties for a non-medical caregiver position:
  1. Following the care plan as directed by supervising nurse.
  2. Assisting with bathing and grooming - This can include but is not limited to: shampooing hair, finger and toenail care, brushing teething, and shower assistance.
  3. Basic food preparation - From grocery shopping to actually preparing the food, it's important to ensure the senior is displaying proper nutrition.
  4. Medication reminders - Caregivers must assure that medications are taken at the correct time as directed by the doctor.
  5. Light housekeeping – It's important for caregivers to keep a safe and clean environment. Duties related to housekeeping will typically involve making the bed and and cleaning the bathroom and kitchen
  6. Transferring the client – This refers to transferring the client from chairs, from the toilet, from bed, and to and from a vehicle.
  7. Toileting – It's important to assist with using the toilet to encourage comfort and prevent any infections
  8. Transportation – If a caregiver has a vehicle and a driver's license, it's likely they will help to take the elder around to doctor's appointment and other activities.
  9. Monitoring changes in client's health – When following the care plan, the supervising nurse will want to know if there are any changes in health that are concerning and that may need medical attention.
  10. Companionship – Possibly the most important of all caregiver duties, caregivers will be with the elder all day and it's mutually beneficial if they enjoy each other's company.