Homemaker Services

Homemaker Services

Our Homemakers provide direct care services in a warm and friendly fashion. Some duties and responsibilities include meal preparation, transporting clients to and from medical appointments, daily grooming, bathing, toileting, dressing and other duties deemed necessary. Also, light housekeeping and household management services, such as shopping and laundry, are provided on an as-needed basis.

Personal Assistant/Homemaker Services:

The PA/HM Agency that you choose provides you with a Registered Nurse (RN) and a direct care worker that is called the "Homemaker." The RN supervises your homemaker and:

• Makes sure the Homemaker has training
• Makes sure the Homemaker passes a criminal background check
• Works with you to develop a Plan of Care that tells the worker how to help you
• Assesses and updates your Plan of Care at least every six months or when your needs change
Some things your Homemaker can do include:
• Help with bathing, dressing and grooming such as washing and styling your hair, applying lotion, shaving, etc.
• Help with moving from bed to chair or wheelchair
• Help with walking or using a wheelchair
• Help with toileting needs like changing pads or diapers
• Meal preparation - homemakers can also prepare meals in advance for you to heat up later
• Light housekeeping (sweeping, mopping, dusting, vacuuming, washing dishes, etc.)
• Laundry
• Transportation to doctor appointments, shopping and community outings
• Medication reminders
• Reporting any concerns or changes in your medical condition to the Registered Nurse
Some things your Homemaker CANNOT do include:
• Any activity that is not on your Plan of Care
• Give medications - either prescription or over the counter. This includes pills, medicated creams, drops, etc.
• Heavy housekeeping such as yard work, cleaning windows, moving furniture, etc.
• Suctioning, tube feeding, testing blood sugar, insulin injections, or setting up pill boxes
• Care or change of sterile bandages, irrigation of a colostomy, care of a tracheostomy tube, apply heat in any form,
or peritoneal dialysis
• Pet care
• Provide care to other household members (laundry, cleaning, washing dishes, etc.)
• Eat your food, take things from your home, ask you to pay for meals, accept gifts or money from you
• Harm, disrespect, abuse, neglect or exploit you
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