AIDE TO DO LIST
Home Care Worker's
Serve meals and assist in feeding.
Assist client in and out of bed and from bed to chair or wheelchair. Help
with going outdoors, visiting doctors or clinics, and other assistance with
Assist with client with bathing, or washing in bed, tub, or shower.
Assist client with use of toilets or bedpan.
- Personal Grooming:
Assist client with care of hair, shaving, brushing teeth, and clipping nails
if client is not a diabetic.
Assist client with dressing.
Assist in administering medication prescribed by a physician. Home attendants
are not to administer injections.
- General: The
following tasks may be performed for the client only if no family members or
other persons are available and if necessary for the client's health and
comfort. Such tasks may include any of the following, depending upon the
individual situation, to maintain a clean and orderly appearance of the
client's home. THE HOME ATTENDANT IS NOT EXPECTED TO PERFORM ANY HOUSEHOLD
FUNCTIONS FOR PERSONS OTHER THAN THE HOME CARE RECIPIENT.
- Kitchen: Sweep and wash floor; wax if
time permits. Defrost, clean refrigerator, maintain proper storage of
perishable and other foods. Clean inside and outside of storage cabinets;
arrange contents for accessibility.
- Bathroom: Sweep and wash floor. Clean
tub, basin, and toilets. Wash outside of cabinets and arrange interior of
- Living and Dining Room: Sweep or vacuum
floors, depending on type of floor and equipment available. Dust furniture,
window sills, woodwork and Venetian blinds. Brush or vacuum upholstered
pieces and lamp shades.
- Bedroom: Make beds. Clean as needed.
- Sanitation: Cover and remove garbage and
- Laundry and ironing: Launder washable
apparel or household linens in family washing machine or in commercial
Laundromat. Hand wash fragile times of apparel such as lingerie and
stockings, or in an emergency, hand wash clothing needed for ill client.
Ironing as needed.
- Preparation of Meals: As needed.
- Errands: As needed.
- Assist with Home
Management: Assist with budget planning, meal planning, paying bills,
and other money management, only if clients or other family member is unable
to perform these functions.
- Health Related
Service: With prior permission, personal care service may include the
performance of specific health related tasks when the home attendant is
SUPERVISED in these tasks by the Certified Home Health Agency nurse.
Important! Home care
workers are NOT allowed to do the following tasks:
- ❌ Giving injections
- ❌ Irrigation of a colostomy
- ❌ Irrigation of the vaginal canal
- ❌ Changing of sterile dressings
- ❌ Application of heat or cold
- ❌ Tracheotomy care
- ❌ Enemas
- ❌ Catheter care
- ❌ Administer oxygen
- ❌ Medical-related tasks or procedures