Supportive Home Care Aide
A Supportive Home Care Aide is a certified paraprofessional trained to assist with personnel care and home management as related to comfort, care and safety of a client’s home setting or assisted living facility. These services are provided to clients with emotional or behavioral problems.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Supervises ADL’s (Activities of Daily Living).
- Assists and encourages client to follow prescribed exercise program which may include range of motion (ROM) exercise and ambulation.
- Provides and assists with skin care by turning and positioning client as prescribed, and providing care to pressure point areas.
- Assists and guides client in transfer process from bed to chair, to commode or other mechanical devices.
- Assists in elimination process by giving bedpan, urinal, or bringing consumer to the bathroom; and measures and records intake and output.
- Assists in giving consumer bath, whether complete, partial, tub or shower. Observes and reports changes in skin condition.
- Provides or assists in oral hygiene and hair care.
- Takes and records temperature, pulse, and respirations.
- Changes simple dressing (non-sterile dressings only) and reports changes in wound status.
- Shops for food and household supplies. Plans, prepares, and serves meals according to dietary instructions.
- Informs supervisor of any change in consumer’s condition or family situation.
- Maintains a clean and safe environment for client by performing household tasks.
- Uses and maintains special equipment and supplies appropriately.
- Performs only those duties on care plan except when instructed otherwise by clinical supervisor.