* Change dressings.
* Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration.
* Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises and in the use of braces and artificial limbs.
* Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, and problems in order to report and discuss observations with a supervisor or case manager.
* Massage patients and apply preparations and treatments, such as liniment, alcohol rubs, and heat-lamp stimulation.
* Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.
* Care for children who are disabled or who have sick or disabled parents.
* Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
* Entertain, converse with, and read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.
* Perform a variety of duties as requested by client, such as obtaining household supplies and running errands.
* Plan, purchase, prepare, and serve meals to patients and other family members, according to prescribed diets.
* Provide patients and families with emotional support and instruction in areas such as infant care, preparing healthy meals, independent living, and adaptation to disability or illness.