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we offer at Shahidah’s Care Agency.

Companion/Sitter Services

Full Employment Description
  • Meal preparation and serving -Prepare and deliver a meal for the client
  • Transportation and escort services – Drive and accompany the client out in the community
  • Housekeeping to include sanitation – Ensure the home is clean; furniture are dusted; linen are changed; floors are mopped and swept and trash are emptied  
  • Home safety – Home is secured at all times
  • Handling medical emergencies in the home – Call 911 in the event of an emergency and perform first aid as needed
  • Infection control, house management
  • Shopping – Taking the client to the store to purchase items
  • Assistant with appointments – Assist client with setting appointments
  • Laundry – Completing the laundry
  • Changing linens – Changing the bed sheets as need
  • Trash disposal – Removing trash from the home
  • Diet – Implementing special diets

Personal Care Assistants

Full Employment Description
  • Bathing – Provide assistance with bathing
  • Toileting – Assist the client with using the toilet
  • Grooming – Hair combing, getting dressed
  • Shaving – Shave beard or mustache
  • Dental care – Brushing teeth
  • Dressing – Putting on clothes
  • Eating – Feeding the client
  • Ambulation – Assistance with walking
  • Transfer of clients – Aid the client with transferring from bed/chair to wheelchair and vice versa
  • Medication Assistance – Remind the client when to take his/her medications
  • Taking of vital signs – Take blood pressure; check respiration and document the results in the client’s chart
  • Basic first aid – Assistance to a sudden illness, condition or situation; assistance to client in physiological distress
  • CPR The manual application of chest compressions and ventilations to patients in cardiac arrest, done in an effort to maintain viability until advanced help arrives.
  • Home management – Create a harmonious environment with client and staff
  • Home safety and sanitation – Ensure the home is secured at all times and the trash is emptied
  • Infection control in the home – ensure there are no signs of infestation in the home. Use PPE as needed when delivering personal services to the client
  • Proper nutrition – Ensure special diets are followed as documented by the physician

Nursing Services

Full Employment Description
  • Ambulation – Assist the client with walking from one place to another
  • Transfer – Assist the client with moving from bed to wheelchair or vice versa
  • Positioning of clients  –  Is used to move immobile clients who cannot sit up or who have appliances or casts that do not fit into a wheelchair.
  • Observation – Observe the client for any changes in condition such as but not limited to, signs of pain, change in appetite, weight loss/gain, change in vital signs and change in complexion
  • Assessment – An identification by a nurse of the needs, preferences, and abilities of the client.  Assessment includes an interview with and observation of the client by the nurse and considers the symptoms and signs of the condition, the client’s verbal and nonverbal communication, the client’s medical and social history, and any other information available. Among the physical aspects assessed are vital signs, skin color and condition, motor and sensory nerve function, nutrition, rest, sleep, activity, elimination, and consciousness
  • Wound care – A nursing intervention to prevent wound complications and promotion of wound healing.
  • Catheter care – Make sure that urine is flowing out of the catheter into the urine collection bag. Make sure that the catheter tubing does not get twisted or kinked. Keep the urine collection bag below the level of the bladder. Make sure that the urine collection bag does not drag and pull on the catheter.  Check for inflammation or signs of infection in the area around the catheter. Signs of infection include pus or irritated, swollen, red, or tender skin. Clean the area around the catheter twice a day using soap and water. Dry with a clean towel afterward. Do not apply powder or lotion to the skin around the catheter. Do not tug or pull on the catheter.
  • Ventilator care – Focused on reducing or eliminating dependence on a ventilator for breathing
  • IV therapy Is the infusion of liquid substances directly into a vein.
  • Diabetic care/teaching – Provides quality diabetes care and education for people with diabetes and their families and for those at risk for developing diabetes
  • Lab blood draws – Removal of blood, usually by venipuncture to provide to a lab for testing.
  • Injections – Using a needle to inject a drug into the client’s body.
  • Colostomy care and teaching –  Removing and applying the colostomy pouch.  Ensure the area is clean to prevent infections.  The nurse shall train the client on how to care for the colostomy bag and area.
  • Tracheostomy care –  Suctioning of the tracheostomy tube and changing the dressing.
  • Enteral/parenteral feedings care/teaching – Delivery of a nutritionally complete feed, containing protein, carbohydrate, fat, water, minerals and vitamins, directly into the stomach.
  • Parenteral feeding – Getting nutrition into the body through the veins.
  • Post op/ recovery care – Providing services to the clients based on doctor’s order following an operation.
  • Medication Administration/ Teaching – Administering medication to a client and teaching a client about the risks and benefits of the prescribed medication.
  • Medication Monitoring – Ensuring the clients have levels checked as applicable per the medication prescribed; making sure the medication is given as prescribed; refills are completed in a timely; review of different classes of drugs and various physicians are aware of the medications prescribed by each physician.

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