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Elderly Caretaker

An elder care caregiver (sometimes also called a personal care aide) is a non-medical professional who assists an elderly person in a way that allows them to live as independently as possible in their own home. Though caregivers are non-medical, some do have extra licensing and are referred to as home health aides. These home health aides do all the same things as the non-medical caregivers, but their extra training allows them to take a person’s vitals and work with those who have specialized care needs related to specific conditions or illnesses. The non-medical caregivers can also be part of a home care team that includes nurses or physical therapists if the person also requires medical care. Responsibilities • Help taking prescribed medication • Helping them with mobility (doctor's appointments, walks, etc.) • Helping them to keep themselves clean • Assist them in physical therapy exercises • Meal planning and meal preparation for the elderly • Helping the elderly with shopping • Performing light housekeeping duties that the elderly cannot complete on their own • Being a pleasant and helpful companion • Reporting any unusual occurrences • Act quickly and responsibly in cases of emergency Requirements and skills • Proven experience as a caregiver • Excellent knowledge of emergency response and first aid (CPR) • Knowledge of housekeeping activities and cooking with attention to dietary constraints • Willingness to adhere to health and safety standards • Respectful and compassionate • Good time management skills • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills • Strong ethics • Physical endurance • High school diploma or equivalent Scopes • Hospital • Homes • Vridha ashram COURSE DURATION – 6 MONTH HOUR ALLOTED – 360 HRS SYLLABUS 1. Introduction to DWSSC and Elderly Caretaker (non-clinical) 2. Activities of daily living (ADL), personal hygiene and recreational/health activities 3. Cleaning activities and tidying up of the rooms 4. Safe, secure and hygienic environment for the elderly person 5. Effective communication specific to elderly persons 6. Hygiene and work etiquettes 7. Clean and secure working environment

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