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Compassionate at home care

Personal Care Aide (PCA)

The Personal Care Aide is prepared to assist clients and families with personal care and home management. The Personal Care Aide provides services to patients whose medical conditions are stable. The Personal Care Aide works under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse. The Personal Care Aide qualifications will conform to NYCRR Title X 700.2.

Responsibilities Include

  • Participate on the Care Team by providing input and making suggestions for improved patient outcomes
  • Following written plan of patient care
  • Maintaining records of daily activities, observations, and direct hours of service
  • Preparation of a simple, modified diet
  • Weighing the patient
  • Infant care
  • Hydraulic lift use
  • Assistance with self-administration of medication
  • Report client condition changes immediately to RN
  • Bathroom tasks
  • Medication reminders
  • Performing active range of motion exercises
  • Grooming
  • Companionship, friendship and emotional support
  • Talk, listen, share experiences, play games / cards, read aloud
  • Helping to keep patients in contact with family, friends and the outside world
  • Transportation to medical appointments, grocery store and errands (if applicable)
  • Accompany clients to recreational and / or social events
  • Assisting with plans for visits and outings
  • Organize and read mail
  • Meal planning and preparation.
  • Performing light housekeeping
  • Monitoring household supplies and resources
  • Develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with family and friends
  • Problem solving
  • Ensuring service is delivered in accordance with Agency policies, procedures and industry standards
  • Preparation of a simple, modified diet.
  • Weighing the client.
  • Infant care.
  • Hydraulic lift use.
  • Assistance with self-administration of medication.
  • All Personal Care Aides report client condition changes immediately to RN.
  • Document care as directed by the agency.
  • Participate in conferences, and ongoing training as directed to do so.
  • Other such duties as assigned by the managing nurse.
The following health related tasks may be performed by the Personal Care Aide who has had documented training in such tasks and is deemed competent to perform them in performance of patient care under conditions in which the patient is self directing. Self directing means that the client is capable of making choices about activities of daily living, understanding the impact of the choice and assuming the responsibility of the choice or the client has an individual, agency or other formal organization assuming responsibility for making choices about activities of daily living. This requirement is governed by the document “Level I and Level II Personal Care Aide Function and Tasks, Scope of Practice.

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