Duties and responsibilities of a carer

The duties and responsibilities of a carer are many, however, these revolve around helping the elderly, disabled, ill = vulnerable - with normal everyday chores and activities, such as washing, dressing and maintaining hygiene.

The following inventory of other duties could continue on many pages, so, please feel free, to add others, if you find it appropriate. 
  • Look after the physical, emotional, cultural and social needs of the Clients using a person-centred approach.
  • Perform light housekeeping tasks, such as dusting, vacuuming, washing up, ironing and changing bed linens (tidying up). 
  • Go shopping, pay bills = housekeeping,  cook. 
  • Assist with mobility. 
  • Give medication, collect prescriptions, attend medical appointments. 
  • Observe, monitor and record Clients' physical and emotional well-being, and promptly report any changes to those in charge, such as managers, family members etc.
  • Observe and promote the Client’s choice, independence, dignity, privacy, fulfilment and other rights.

The most important duty of a carer is to provide companionship. 
Seniors often feel alone. 
And loneliness can kill. 
For real. 

Make sure that your attention doesn't deviate from the user's mental or moral well-being during your working hours. 

Two happy elderly

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