The Home Care Worker provides and coordinates individualized care and resources to elders, disabled and others so that they may continue to live in their homes and in the community. Home Care may include transportation, house cleaning, personal hygiene, providing meals, and other health and wellness related activities.
The Home Care Worker is also responsible for administering the Home Care Program. The Coordinator will maintain confidential client files and will prepare and present reports and information as required. The Home Care Worker will ensure that all Home Care is provided in a caring and respectful way in keeping with all relevant policies and procedures and NWT Coordinated Home Care Standards.
The Home Care Worker will liaise with other community services and resources to ensure that other resources are involved, if required. The Coordinator will also provide information and education to individuals and groups in the community, as required and requested.
Failure to provide adequate services may put elders and others at risk and/or force elders to move from their homes before they are prepared to do so.
1. Provide individualized home care
Provide Home Care to elders, disabled persons, and others in the community with identified needs
Provide Home Care including general housekeeping, personal hygiene and Meals-onWheels
Transport Home Care clients to appointments and activities
Assist with exercises, physiotherapy and other medical plans
Monitor blood pressure and other physical conditions, as required
Follow medical instructions carefully and consistently
Organize time and resources based on the individual needs of clients
Manage any unanticipated events or unstable situations
Monitor supplies and resources
Identify persons requiring home care and client needs
Make recommendations for changes and improvements to the program, as required
Discuss any concerns with the supervisor
Establish and maintain a current, accurate, confidential client reporting system
Provide information to other health care professionals, as required
Consult with family members and other supports to ensure that care is on-going and that all client needs are identified and met