Clients rely on health professionals to advise them if a disability, illness or injury may affect their lives. Individual workers
Individual Workers provide physical care and emotional support to older people who require assistance with daily tasks. These services may be provided in private homes, clinics, hospitals or residential care facilities, depending on the level of care required. They provide assistance to clients under defined care plans based on their specific needs, with a view to improving their quality of life. This may include helping elderly people with regular activities such as dressing, washing, eating, taking medication, maintaining a safe and clean environment for the client, and encouraging them to engage with their community where possible. In addition to helping with personal and household activities, Individual Workers also monitor their clients for changes in physical and mental health, which may include: increased discomfort, loss of mobility, a decline in hearing or sight, or signs of depression. As an individual Worker, you’ll be responsible for providing assistance to clients either in their homes or in aged care facilities. Your daily tasks may include: Assisting clients with personal care activities, providing companionship and support during daily activities, performing household tasks such as preparing meals, laundry, shopping and cleaning, implementing strategies for managing dementia and other health issues, delivering activities that promote emotional and intellectual stimulation, maintaining a safe living environment by minimising or removing safety risks or hazards, transporting clients to appointments, outings and social engagements, using equipment to assist clients with limited mobility such as hoists, swivel cushions and wheelchairs, implementing care programs for clients in residential care facilities and liaising with other health care professionals, family members and carers. Supervisors The Primary role and responsibilities of supervisors are overseeing and directing the care an aged patient receives, and are likely to have little to no direct contact with the client. Instead, they train staff, which includes nurses and other people who provide direct services to clients. For example, they may educate and coach nurses and staff on treating and providing care to clients who have acute or chronic medical of behavioral health conditions. They may also have initial contact with a prospective client or patient, such as someone considering moving into the nursing home where the supervisor works. Their Other Responsibilities include overseeing a budget for their staff or for one or more departments. Depending on where the supervisor works, she may also be responsible for ensuring that her staff and department meet departmental goals. She may also oversee staff assignments, as well as ensure that her staff follows all state or site-based rules and regulations when performing their jobs, and that they have and keep any necessary certification. It may also be a supervisor's job to make sure that the
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read all 8 pages?
- Fall '19
- Health care provider, supervisor, individual workers