Aged or Disabled Carer (Occupation Code : 532202)

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Description

Provides general household assistance, emotional support, care and companionship for aged or disabled people in their homes.

Tasks

Assisting clients with personal and therapeutic care needs such as personal hygiene, feeding, dressing, physical mobility and exercise, communication, taking oral medications and changing dressings.

Maintaining records of client care, changes in condition and responses to care and treatment, and reporting concerns or providing referrals to a health or social services professional.

Positioning and lifting clients with physical mobility challenges, and helping transport them in wheelchairs and motor vehicles.

Scheduling and accompanying clients for appointments with medical doctors and other health professionals or performing other errands.

Maintaining clients' environmental hygiene standards, such as changing bed linen, washing clothes and dishes, and cleaning living quarters.

Providing psychological support to clients such as through conversation or reading aloud.

Planning, purchasing, preparing, or serving meals to meet nutritional requirements and prescribed diets.

Alternate Occupation Names

Carer For Aged and Persons With Disabilities

Rest Home Worker

Geriatric Care Giver

Home Support Worker (Aged or Disabled)

Personal Carer (Aged or Disabled)

Personal Care Worker (Aged or Disabled)

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