Employment Type: Full-Time
Industry: Healthcare - Allied Health
Provides various personal care and related paraprofessional services in accordance with an established plan of care. Provides for the personal needs and comfort of patients in their homes. Provides for the maintenance of a safe and clean environment. Performs various housekeeping tasks, meal preparation and companionship activities for clients in their residences. Live-in shifts are assigned for 1-5 days/week on a 24-hour/day basis. Caregiver stays overnight. Performs personal care activities that assist the patient with activities of daily living which include (but are not limited to):
Personal hygiene (assisting to bathroom or in using bedpan, bathing, care of mouth, skin and hair) Ambulation Eating Dressing Shaving Prepares meals and snacks according to instructions. Performs patient-specific activities that are taught by a nurse. These could include (but are not limited to):
Assisting with the change of ostomy appliances Reinforcement of dressings Assisting with prescribed range of motion exercises Measuring and preparing special diets Application of an external catheter Performs homemaking activities which include (but are not limited to):vacuuming, dusting, sweeping or mopping floors, doing dishes, changing bed linens, doing laundry and cleaning bathrooms. Prepares meals and snacks according to instructions. May shop for groceries. Provides companionship for the client. This includes accompanying client on walks, trips to social/recreational activities, assistance with hobbies, etc. High school graduate or G.E.D certificate preferred. Six months experience as a Personal Care Assistant in healthcare (in homes or facilities). Current CPR certificate is recommended. Ability to read, write, speak and understand English as needed for the job. Possess a valid driver's license and have use of an insured automobile or access to adequate transportation for the job.
We are seeking live-in caregivers in the following communities. We find it best if you live within 10 miles of one of these communities. Algonquin Carpentersville Cary Crystal Lake Des Plaines East Dundee Edison Park West Dundee Dundee Fox River Grove Harwood Heights Lakemoor Lake in the Hills McHenry Mount Prospect Niles Norridge Park Ridge Prospect Heights Richmond Ringwood Rosemont Sleepy Hollow Wonder Lake McHenry Township Maine Township Nunda Township Niles Township Arlington Heights Barrington Bull Valley Deer Park Forest Lake Hawthorne Woods Hoffman Estates Holiday Hills Inverness Johnsburg Kildeer Lake Barrington Lake Zurich McCullom Lake North Barrington Oakwood Hills Palatine Prairie Grove Rolling Meadows South Barrington Sunnyside
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