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Personal care is a service designed to enable a consumer to achieve optimal functioning with ADLs and IADLs, and includes personal care services and homemaking tasks appropriate to a consumer’s needs. Personal care services must be provided in the consumer’s place of residence. Personal care activities may include, but are not limited to: Assisting the consumer with managing the household, handling personal affairs, and providing assistance with self-administration of medications, as defined in rule 173-39-01 of the Administrative Code; Assisting the consumer with eating, bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, grooming, and other activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living described in rule 5101:3-3-08 of the Administrative Code; The preparation of the consumer’s meals; Housekeeping chores, as defined in rule 173-39-02.8 of the Administrative Code, when they are specified in the consumer’s service plan and are incidental to the individual, rather than the individual’s family; and The PCA staff is responsible for ensuring the safety and overall well-being of all Comfort Ease Home Care consumers.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide assistance to consumers in their homes, being consistent, respectful, and courteous of their strengths, weaknesses, and needs.
- Implements all aspects of training as required and documents all services rendered.
- Ensures all quality standards are met and works in a timely manner to correct identified problem areas.
- Maintain consumer documentation in a neat, orderly manner in accordance with Comfort Ease Home Care standards.
- Advocate for consumer’s rights.
- Maintain a safe living environment by following all safety/emergency policies and procedures.
- Will accompany the consumer to outside appointments acting as a travel agent.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English sufficiently to perform duties
- Must be able to reach, kneel, bend and twist, bend at the knees, walk, crouch, see, hear, grasp objects, push, pull, and sit
- Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, and perform one-person transfer under routine and emergency situations