To provide a Service of Care to service users to enable them to lead as independent a lifestyle as possible. This Care Service will involve a programme of personal care and household management that is personalised for each service user in the form of a Care Plan. Care duties will, therefore, include assisting the service user with the following activities and in so doing will at all times observe and respect the service users' dignity, privacy and independence as far as practical:
Dressing and undressing / preparing the service user for Day Care or trips out.
Washing / bathing / showering / shaving / grooming / cleaning teeth.
Hair care (washing/brushing).
Nail care (fingernails only).
Toileting and all aspects of personal hygiene.
Care of pressure sores (under appropriate nursing supervision).
Getting in and out of bed.
Assisting with the use of Aids to Daily Living / Rehabilitation Aids, as required.
Helping with rehabilitation programmes, as prescribed by Healthcare professionals.
Day/evening / night sitting services, as required.
Healthcare - assisting the service user to take prescribed medication.
Preparation of snacks and meals according to the service user's likes/dislikes.
Assisting with feeding, as required.
Domestic / Household Services:
General cleaning duties, to include cleaning, dusting, vacuuming, polishing, bed-making.
Clearing refuse and rubbish.
Laundering / Hand-washing / Ironing / Light needlework, as required.
Shopping, and the preparation of shopping lists and assistance with budgeting.
Light gardening tasks (subject to previous agreement at the Care Plan stage).
Assistance with personal finances, to include paying bills, collecting pensions, personal planning (birthdays/anniversaries etc), democratic rights (voting cards etc).
To be aware of the tasks and activities which must NOT be undertaken as part of care duties, as set out in our organisational policies.