Shania G.|shelbyville, TN
3 yrs exp
28 yrs old
Full-Time In Home Care, Certificated Medication Tech., Caregiver
I love taking care of people, It gives me great happiness. I have a loving and caring personality! I don't look at my job as work more as fun! I love talking and getting to know my residents. When I cook, clean, or do ADL's for/with my resident(s) I make sure I put lots of love in it. JOB DUTY 1) Administers prescribed medications to patients and maintains related medical records under supervision Of Nurse, General Duty : Verifies identity of patient receiving medication and records name of drug, dosage, and time of administration on specified forms or records. 2) Presents medication to patient and observes ingestion or other application, or administers medication, using specified procedures. 3) Takes vital signs or observes patient to detect response to specified types of medications and prepares report or notifies designated personnel of unexpected reactions. 4) Documents reasons prescribed drugs are not administered. 5) Gives direct patient care, such as bathing, dressing, and feeding patients, and assisting in examinations and treatments. 6) May receive supply of ordered medications and apportion, mix, or assemble drugs for administration to patient. 7) May record and restock medication inventories.
Home care assistants are expected to make their patients' lives easier and more comfortable. Their duties may include transporting patients to doctor's appointments, making beds, doing laundry, preparing meals, giving patients their medications, or running errands. They may change the patient's bandages, check vital signs. Some light cleaning may also be part of the job of a home care assistant, even if only to maintain sanitary conditions in the home environment.
Patients may need help bathing themselves, and it will be up to assistants to get them into the bath or shower. Assistants may also need to help patients get to and from the toilet, and sometimes it is necessary to change a patient's adult diaper if he or she is bed-bound. It is extremely important that the patient be allowed to maintain his or her dignity during these times.
For recreation, assistants can play card games or board games with patients, because it is a way of keeping them mentally active and alert. Crossword puzzles or arts and crafts are equally helpful activities because they can absorb the patient's attention or liven up the day. Even sitting with patients in the backyard or on the front porch for a couple of hours can be beneficial. The fresh air and sunshine can do wonders for the patients' outlook and well-being.