Assists elderly, recovering, or disabled clients with the activities of daily living. Offers support and companionship to clients. Helps clients handle day-to-day self-care, such as toileting and hygiene. Communicates with families of clients to apprise them of the client’s condition and progress.
Personal Care Assistant Job Duties:
Cares for clients with physical, emotional, or cognitive (e.g., Alzheimer’s) impairments
Provides support, encouragement, and companionship by engaging clients in activities, such as playing games, visiting places, taking walks, or having conversations
Handles household chores for clients, such as laundry, dishes, changing sheets, and other basic cleaning
Arranges or provides transportation to appointments, supermarket, etc.
Assists clients with household finances, such as depositing checks, paying bills, and managing money
Speaks with family to arrange schedule and activities and stay apprised of client’s well-being and needs
Helps client with self-care, such as toileting, bathing, dressing, brushing teeth, etc.
Assists clients with ambulation and mobility as needed, transporting from one location to another with a wheelchair or other form of support
Engages client in muscle stretching and strengthening exercises as needed to improve range of motion
Personal Care Assistant Job Skills and Qualifications:
Service Orientation, Compassion, Interpersonal Skills, Strong Verbal Communication Skills, Listening Skills, Physical Stamina and Strength, Positive Attitude, Encouraging, Trustworthy, Patient, Detail-Oriented, Helpful, Capable of Working with Minimal Supervision, Self-Motivated, Timely, Awareness of Others’ Needs