Heidi W

Home Care Assistant Needed in Susanville, CA

Susanville, California

3510/month

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Elder care Job in Susanville, California

Home Care Assistant needed for 65 year old male recovering from brain injury. Looking for a motivated and qualified candidate to assist family caregivers and provide regular assistance and motivational coaching in prescribed rehabilitation plan. Does NOT need nursing care, but more of a patient, persistent coach. Duties to include:
• Guiding and instructing in prescribed therapeutic self-care and creative activities that are directed toward improving independence as well as physical and mental functioning;
• Assisting and providing leadership in evaluating and establishing goals based on current level-of-functioning and potential for improvement;
• Helping to establish and maintain routines and schedules for personal and household management, including reminders for completing assigned physical, occupational and speech therapy “homework;”
• Observing, recording and reporting on activities, reactions and any changes in condition (improvement or decline) to the family;
• Providing assistance in housekeeping and other related support tasks including supervising and assisting patient to safely plan and cook meals and conduct light housekeeping duties (home care assistant is not expected to complete these tasks, but to assist the patient to learn to do them independently);
• Occasionally running errands;
• Assisting in performing maintenance exercise programs;
• Helping family members care for the patient as needed;
• Providing companionship and support to the patient and family;
• Engaging in recreation and games for mental and physical stimulation both indoors and outdoors (cards, board games, memory games, walks outside, throwing Frisbee for dog etc.)
• Occasionally driving patient to locations/appointments in Susanville, Chester, Reno and/or Sacramento;
• Completing all other duties as assigned within the scope of position.
Position hours/days/times fluctuate so position requires flexibility. Average 3-4 hours per day, 5 days a week, flexible schedule, Competitive Hourly Rate
Skills/Qualifications:
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must have a phone or a way to communicate to the family daily
• Must have a valid drivers license
• Must be reliable and maintain scheduled visits once established
• Must be able to follow the care plan prescribed by doctors and therapists
• Must be in good health and physically fit in order to properly assist patient
• Must be patient, dependable and exercise discretion and emotional control
• Must have ability to communicate well with all types of people including strong listening skills
• Must possess good organizational skills and good judgment
• Preferred high school diploma or equivalency
• Preferred background/experience and/or interest in nursing, health care, physical, occupational, behavioral or psychological therapy
• Strong candidates will have experience in creating a safe effective environment for health promotion and maintenance
Please send resume, cover letter and 3 references to: [email protected]


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