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Domiciliary Carer in Henley-on-Thames

£ 8.85 to £ 14



1.To provide a Service of Care to clients enabling them to lead as independent a lifestyle as possible. This Care Service will involve a programme of personal care and household management that is personalised for each client in the form of a Care Plan. Care duties will therefore include assisting the client with the following activities and in so doing will at all times observe and respect the client's dignity, privacy and independence as far as practical:

Personal Care:
Dressing and undressing/ preparing the client for Day Care or trips out.
Washing/ bathing/ showering/ shaving/ grooming/ cleaning teeth.
Hair care (washing/ brushing).
Nail care (cleaning only).
Toileting and all aspects of personal hygiene.
Continence management.
Care of pressure sores (under appropriate nursing supervision).
Getting in and out of bed.
Assisting with the use of Aids to Daily Living/ Rehabilitation Aids, as required.
Assisting with rehabilitation programmes, as prescribed by Healthcare professionals.
Day/ evening/ night sitting services, as required.

Assisting the client to take prescribed medication.

Dietary Care:
Preparation of snacks and meals according to the client's likes/ dislikes.
Assisting with feeding, as required.

Domestic/Household Services:
General cleaning duties, to include cleaning/ dusting/ vacuuming/ polishing. (Where appropriate and a prior agreement has been reached with the client)
Clearing refuse and rubbish.
Laundering/ Hand-washing/ Ironing/ Light needlework, as required.
Fuel Management.
Shopping and the preparation of shopping lists and assistance with budgeting.

Personal services:
Assistance with personal Finances, to include paying bills, shopping.
Personal planning (birthdays/anniversaries etc.)
Democratic rights (voting cards etc).

2.To conform to all Policies and Procedures laid down by the Organisation in respect if carrying out these Care Duties and in other administrative aspects of the business, as relevant.

3.To participate as directed by the Home Care Services Registered Manager in Induction Training and regular In-service Training programs.

4.To maintain accurate, concise and timely records of client daily report sheets, medication sheets and mileage sheets.

5.To participate in Staff, Team and Quality Management Review Meetings as directed by the Home Care Services Registered Manager.

6.To report back to the Home Care Services Registered Manager on any aspect of client care which he/ she feels warrants investigation or urgent action.

7.To participate in reviews of clients' Care Plans as required.

8.To be aware of the tasks and activities which must NOT be undertaken as part of care duties.

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