Caregiving is a Challenging but Rewarding Profession
Hello, and welcome back to our blog! Here at Wilson Care Group we are dedicated to providing the best in caregiver services for all of our Honolulu patients. We feel that caregiving, while demanding, is one of the most rewarding careers that a person can enter into and, in today’s post, we wanted to go over a few of the duties that are expected of the caregivers employed by us. We hope that by the end of this series, if you are interested in a caregiver position with us, you have a little more information about what the role of a caregiver requires. Continue reading below to learn more.
What Duties do Caregivers Perform?
When it comes to the duties that caregivers must perform on a daily basis, requirements can change depending on the patient. However, all caregivers share similar duties no matter their patient type and below we have listed some of the most common duties that our caregivers perform.
- Care Plan: First and foremost, each caregiver hired by us must be able to formulate their own care plans for their patients. Care plans are developed as a way to provide direction for individualized care for the patient. The care plan should follow the unique list of diagnoses, medications, and care needs that the patient requires. Care plans are not only important for the immediate care of the patient but are also an essential part of the long-term care of the patient as the care plan is a great way to keep a record of the services that the patient has received over a given period of time.
- Help With Basic Needs: The second most common duty required from all of our caregivers is that they assist the patient or patients under their care with basic daily activities. These needs vary from patient to patient, however, most of the time these basic needs include help with bathing, grooming, cleaning, and assistance in the restroom. These basic needs are essential to the health and happiness of our patients and we go to great lengths to ensure that each and every one of our caregivers is properly trained in providing assistance with these needs.
- Medication Monitoring: Many of the patients under our care are on multiple, daily medications and, as such, will need help keeping track of their medications, specifically when they are supposed to take them. The monitoring of medication is a serious responsibility as one slip up can be life threatening; to ensure that all of our patients are in the best hands possible we make sure that every caregiver we hire is trained in medication administration and takes the appropriate steps in relation to documentation.
Join us again next time as we continue to go over some of the basic duties that caregivers in our employment can expect to do. If you are interested in learning more about any caregiver jobs that we have available here at Wilson Care Group, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.