Medical Caretakers

Medical caretakers are part of a team of medical professionals who provide care to clients who are elderly, mentally or physically disabled, ill, recovering from surgery, or otherwise unable to care for themselves. Medical caretakers typically work in clients’ homes or in residential living facilities, though they may also find employment in long-term care facilities or hospices. Typical duties for a medical caretaker include assisting clients with dressing, bathing, and eating, helping clients get into and out of bed, assisting clients who need to be moved or transported, advising clients and their families on cleanliness, hygiene, and nutrition, and acting as a companion to clients

 

 

Responsibilities
• Assist clients in their activities of daily living such as toileting, bathing and grooming.
• Perform light housekeeping tasks such as cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.
• Make beds on daily basis and change linen as often as required.
• Engage clients in physical and mental exercises prescribed by their doctors.
• Escort clients on appointments with hair dressers and physical therapists.
• Engage clients in outdoor activities such as walking and light sports.
• Oversee the preparation of food to ensure that hygiene standards are met and that doctors’ orders are being followed.

• Manage laundry and ironing activities.
• Run errands including grocery shopping, bills payment and mail handling.
• Maintain a safe and clean environment and ensure that garbage is taken out on a daily basis.
• Arrange medicines to be taken on schedule by providing appropriate reminders or administering medication only upon doctor’s orders.
• Observe elderly for signs of deterioration or concern and report them to the family or doctor on immediate basis.
• Maintain record of client activities, behaviour and symptoms for reference purposes.
Provide companionship on a daily basis by lending an ear or a shoulder to lean on.

Requirements
• Proven working experience as a Care taker
• Passion for working with elderly
• High school certificate

 

Send applications via email to:

there4uadultcare@gmail.com

Closing date: 15th December 2017