What are the Duties of a Caregiver
What are the main duties of a caregiver?
The main duties of a caregiver can include assisting with condition management, preparing daily meals according to dietary specifications, helping with grooming and hygiene needs, performing home chores, mobility aid, providing transportation, being a companion, organizing the home for convenience and safety, supervising actions and behaviors, monitoring health, and making decisions.
What hygiene needs will I need to help with?
Grooming and hygiene tasks that seniors may need help with can include using the toilet, bathing, brushing hair and teeth, and dressing. Making sure that they are clean and comfortable is the most important, but things like cutting and styling hair, shaving, and makeup can help boost self-esteem.
What does monitoring health entail?
Monitoring health can include checking blood sugar, blood pressure, weight, and other signs regularly. If something changes in health, it’s the caregiver’s responsibility to act and make decisions, including taking the senior to the doctor, or making a change in the daily routine or diet.