Assist residents who need help with dressing, undressing, personal hygiene, including hair care, nail care and facial care.
Help residents with mobility problems and other physical disabilities. Attend to residents who are confined to bed and help lift and turn these residents using the equipment outlined in their care plan as necessary for their care and comfort.
Encourage residents to become involved in recreational activities available both within and outside the home.
Accompany residents, when necessary, on activities/visits outside the home.
Observe any unusual behaviour or incidents involving residents and report it to a senior staff member.
Contribute to the assessment of the resident’s response to residential care and participate in any diversion or therapeutic activities involving the residents.
Report all accidents or untoward events immediately to your head of department
Help in the use, care and cleaning of aids and personal equipment e.g. wheelchairs, walking aids, specialised seating or beds.
Assist residents to toilet/commodes and in the use of incontinence pads