Caregiver lives in the home of the care receiver and is ready to help 24 hours a day!
Caregiver's responsibilities consist of:
Personal care - caregivers help with ambulation, transfers, repositioning, bathing, toileting, daily exercises, getting up at night, dressing, feeding, coordinating doctor, therapist and other appointments & providing escort (where car is available), administering/monitoring medications, oxygen, fluid regime, special diet, and other personal care related tasks ...
House making - cooking, serving the meals, doing the dishes, laundry, dusting, vacuuming, mopping the floors, watering the plants, walking the dog or cleaning the cat litter, grocery shopping, paying the bills, and other daily chores around the house ...
Companionship - chatting, personal shopping, assisting in telephone calls, eating meals together, playing cards, reading papers, watching movies, sorting mail, sending postcards, and other "little" pleasures add to care receiver's overall health and happiness. Mental and physical stimulation are essential for success of the placement.
Naturally, live-in caregivers become part of a family. They create safe and comfortable atmosphere filled with dignity and compassion.