Being a professional caregiver can be a rewarding experience, but what does it entail? Non-medical in home caregivers typically assist with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). These activities include walking (movement), dressing, eating, bathing, toileting, and continence care. However, there are many more duties and responsibilities that a professionally referred caregiver needs to be able to handle.

 

These include:

 

  • Personal care
    • Bathing
    • Hair care
    • Oral care
    • Grooming
    • Skin care
    • Restroom assistance
  • Homemaking
    • Light housekeeping
    • Grocery shopping
    • Meal planning/prep
    • Travel accompaniment
    • Plant care
    • Laundry
    • Pet care
  • Companionship
    • Travel accompaniment to appointments or events
    • Shopping and errands
    • Assistance with correspondence
    • Prompting and reminders
    • Scrapbooking
    • Visiting friends
    • Safety and security
    • Celebrating birthdays
    • Recording memoirs

 

Depending on the client’s needs, different levels of care may be warranted.

 

Do you fit this description? If so, learn more about Griswold’s caregiver opportunities.