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About Us: Our Caregivers

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Home Care Assistance (HCA) caregivers are changing the way seniors age, allowing them to avoid institutionalized settings by providing high-quality, in-home care services. Our caregivers extend and enhance the lives of seniors, making sure they maintain proper nutrition and exercise to avoid muscle loss, engage in conversation to remain sharp and stimulated, and receive constant monitoring for safety and comfort.

Of course, a caregiver’s responsibilities vary from day to day, from hour to hour and from client to client. In general, our caregivers do the following:

  • promote a safe environment for the client by monitoring both the client and the environment at all times;
  • provide companionship
  • provide services using Home Care Assistance’s proprietary Balanced Care Method™;
  • perform errands or provide transportation for the client to and from appointments;
  • assist with or perform activities of daily living, including feeding, bathing and dressing;
  • transfer the client to and from bed, wheelchair, chair or commode;
  • prepare meals according to the client’s dietary needs and preferences;
  • perform light housekeeping and laundry duties;
  • remind client to take medication at scheduled times;
  • chart and record key information about the client;
  • communicate client status with and take direction from HCA personnel, client family members or other authorized parties;
  • protect the privacy of the client and the client’s family;
  • ) serve as client advocate and ensure that others do not take advantage of the client;
  • provide personal attention and around-the-clock care during hospital stays and for residents staying at nursing or retirement homes; and
  • perform other duties under the supervision of the HCA Care Coordinator and Caregiver Supervisor Manager.

Caregivers provide services either hourly (days, evenings, weekdays, weekends) or on a live-in basis. Individual caregivers work shifts of up to five days each. (For week-long care, we typically assign a primary caregiver who provides care for four to five days and a back-up caregiver who covers the remainder of the week.)


Qualifications

All caregivers are trained in Home Care Assistance’s proprietary Balanced Care Method™.

The general qualifications for HCA caregivers are outlined below. Depending on the client’s needs, additional experience may be required, for example, specific language skills or experience using specialized equipment.

  • two years’ experience working with elderly clients or clients with disabilities
  • enjoy working with seniors
  • compassion
  • knowledge or experience working with clients with Alzheimer’s, dementia,Parkinson’s, diabetes and stroke
  • punctuality
  • capacity to understand clients’ concerns and to take personal responsibility for responding to their needs
  • demonstrated attention to detail even when carrying out multiple activities

 


Let Our Home Care Experts Help

• Leaders in Lifestyle Care and Homebound Care
• Exclusive Provider of Balanced Care Method™ Caregiver Training
• Screened, Trained Caregivers Available Immediately for Hourly or Daily Service
• Care Managers On Call 24/7
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