Caregiver for the Elderly - - Menomonee Falls & Brookfield
Menomonee Falls, WI  / New Berlin, WI  / Waukesha, WI 
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Posted 30 days ago
Job Description
As a CAREGiver, an employee provides a variety of non-medical services that allow seniors to remain in their homes.
These services generally fall under four categories:
  • Companionship
  • Home Helper
  • Personal Care
  • Alzheimer's & Dementia Care
CompanionshipCompanionship services are those that stimulate, encourage and assist an individual.
The primary responsibilities of Companionship services include the following:
  • Providing companionship and conversation
  • Providing stabilization and assistance with walking
  • Preparing meals and cleaning up meal-related items
  • Providing medication reminders and appointment reminders
Home HelperHome Helper services generally involve light housekeeping, errands or incidental transportation.
The primary responsibilities of Home Helper services include the following:
  • Performing light housekeeping tasks (dusting, vacuuming, making beds, changing linens,cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, etc.)
  • Washing and ironing laundry
  • Running errands
  • Accompanying clients to appointments
Personal Care
Personal Care services are personal in nature and often include assistance with activities of daily living.
The primary responsibilities of Personal Care services include the following:
  • Assisting with bathing
  • Assisting with grooming
  • Assisting with toileting and incontinence issues
Alzheimer's & Dementia CareAlzheimer's & Dementia Care services are based upon specialized training which maximizes the ability of both the CAREGiver and Client to cope with the ramifications of this family of degenerative diseases.
The primary responsibilities of Alzheimer's & Dementia Care services include the following:
  • Possess an understanding of the disease and its effect on clients and their families
  • Monitor and optimize the physical environment to be supportive and safe
  • Maintain effective communication and manage difficult behavior using specialized techniques
  • Assist in activities of daily living to preserve and maximize independence and dignity
Secondary Responsibilities
Secondary responsibilities include the following:
  • Contributing to a positive living environment to enhance a client's quality of life
  • Performing other reasonable duties as assigned
  • Reporting hours according to office policy
  • Reporting any significant changes in a client's needs or living conditions
  • Regularly communicating with supervisor and office staff
  • Attend all monthly in-services and quarterly meetings
Essential Qualifications
This position must have an understanding of and uphold the policies and procedures established by Solicitude, Inc., (d.b.a. an independently owned and operated Home Instead Senior Care franchise). An individual must possess the minimum education, experience and skills to perform the primary and secondary responsibilities the job requires.
Additional qualifications include:
  • Ability to lift, push or pull 25 pounds
  • Ability to bend, twist, stoop, kneel, and reach
  • Ability to withstand exposure to dust, mold, mildew and cleaning solutions
  • Ability to treat and care for clients and their property with dignity and respect
  • Ability to adapt to various living environments and locations
  • Ability to communicate with clients in a friendly and congenial manner
  • Ability to present a professional appearance and demeanor

Special Qualifications

  • Ability to drive
  • Must have a valid and unsuspended WI Driver’s License
  • Must possess valid auto insurance
  • Must have a serviceable Vehicle with which to provide incidental transportation services
  • Must have a minimum open availability of at least 56 hours per week (spread across at least 3 days per week in blocks of availability of 4 hours or longer)
  • A full-time CAREGiver is defined as a CAREGiver that has indicated a preference of 32-40 hours of work per week.

 

Job Summary
Company
Milwaukee Home Care Agency
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
32-40
Salary and Benefits
$9 - $15 hourly
Pay is dependent on experience and service level of individual clients - (i.e. work with client requiring total personal care is compensated at higher rate than a client requiring only companionship) call to discuss details.
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
Open
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