Personal Care Aide
Dianne Foley - Rocky Mountain House, AB

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Health Care Aide required to provide ongoing physical and emotional care for palliative care for male with terminal illness.
DUTIES:

  • Administer medication as requested
  • Provide bed baths as scheduled, assist with personal hygiene (ie brushing teeth), empty ostomy bag, change attends regularly
  • change ostomy appliance if required, administer suppository if necessary
  • Communicate with client and observe and report on client condition
  • Turn and move client when needed
  • Change and clean bandages as needed (ie skin tears easily and may require bandage)
  • Ensure safety of client, themselves and others
  • Prepare meals from menu and assist with feeding client when necessary
  • Complete laundering of client bedding, towels, and other client items
  • Perform housekeeping duties when time permits; care of client is priority

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Physical activity involved in turning, moving, changing, bathing and other daily activities
  • Provide care in a home setting with a client that is pleasant and cooperative
  • Hours of work will vary
  • Good general health, knowledge of body mechanics and proper moving and turning

techniques are required to avoid injury
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Understanding, patient, gentle and non-judgemental
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Mature and dependable
  • Able to communicate effectively and get along with people
  • Willing and able to keep information about client confidential
  • Able to use tact and judgement in dealing with difficult situations
  • Sensitive to the physical, social, spiritual and psychological effects of terminal illness
  • Respect the client’s right to privacy and to be treated with dignity
  • Flexible and resourceful
  • Able to work relatively independently and as a member of a team
  • Well organized
  • Enjoy working with and assisting people

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About this company
This is a private home setting for a client requiring care in our home. We are a married couple living in a condo in Rocky Mountain House.