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.)
• Transportation to doctor appointments, shopping and community outings
• 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
• 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