K&CL, LLC dba Nurse Next Door Home Care Services PCA -- Williamsburg Newport News, VA · Part time

A personal care aide provides various services to a person who is unable to care for themselves on their own. These duties may include things like cooking food, picking up heavy objects, dressing, bathing, using the restroom, and performing simple housekeeping tasks. The main types of people that personal care aides serve are the physically disabled, the cognitively impaired, the chronically ill, and the elderly.

Description

What A Personal Care Aide Does

Personal care aides help elders with activities, light housekeeping, and running errands so they can continue to live in their homes.

Help With In Home Acts of Daily Living (ADLs)

Personal Care Aides help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), including:

· Bathing

· Brushing hair and teeth

· Dressing

· Using the bathroom

· Meal preparation, special diets, and healthy eating

· Medication reminders

By helping their clients with personal care, proper meals, and prescription drug compliance, Personal Caregivers allow their clients to stay in their homes safely and enjoy some independence.

Light Housekeeping

Another important part of personal caregiving is maintaining a clean home. Personal Caregivers often help with light housekeeping, including:

· Vacuuming

· Sweeping

· Dusting

· Laundry

· Linen changes

Many older adults take pride in housekeeping and don’t realize when household tasks become too hard for them to perform. In some cases, Personal Caregivers can help their clients feel productive and independent by taking on the demanding tasks and leaving some chores, like folding laundry or dusting tables, for their clients. In every case, a Personal Caregiver is creating a safe, healthy environment for her clients and helping them remain in a familiar, comfortable setting.

Run Errands and Medical Appointment Transportation

Most Personal Caregivers help their clients by driving them to stores and medical appointments. These errands and appointments can include trips to the:

· Grocery Store

· Pharmacy

· Hardware Store

· Post Office

· Doctor’s Office

· Dentist’s Office

· Optometrist

Personal Caregivers help their clients keep track of food and household items. They make sure that any spoiled food is discarded and replaced with fresh, healthy options that comply with special dietary needs.

Another important role for Personal Caregivers is to bring their clients to doctors’ offices. Medical appointments can be stressful for older adults. Having a familiar companion at their side, while they are waiting, when they receive instructions and when they need to schedule their next appointment, is very valuable.


Nurse Next Door, Hampton Roads, is currently seeking highly motivated and dependable individuals to fill the role of Caregiver/Personal Care Aide. If you love caring for others and consider yourself to be reliable, please submit an application!



Salary

$12 - $12 per hour