The Personal Care Assistant
provides physical assistance and attendant care to participants
across care settings (Center, home, transportation) as
provides assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs). The Personal Care Assistant
provides assistance with non-skilled nursing care, restorative
therapies, activities and meals across care settings. He/she demonstrates the
knowledge and skills necessary to provide services to frail elder
participants according to assigned responsibilities and PACE
Essential Duties and
Provides physical assistance
and attendant care to participants across care settings (Center,
home, community) as assigned.
Assists with mobility,
utilizing proper ambulation and transfer assistance techniques,
including but not limited to, supervision assistance, contact guard
assistance, hands on assistance and use of mechanical
Provides basic personal care
assistance and/or supervision (bathing, dressing, grooming, mouth
care, toileting, eating/feeding) and assistance with any other
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
Accompanies participants to
medical and other appointments.
Provides assistance with
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) across care
settings (laundry, shopping, medication management, light meal
preparation, homemaking, light cleaning, and other chore
Under the direction of the
Occupational Therapist and/or Home Care Coordinator, may assist the
enrollee with relearning household skills based on activity level
recommended by the Interdisciplinary Team.
Provides assistance with
restorative therapies, activities and meals across care
Assists with the ambulation,
transfer and range of motion (ROM) needs of participants as
determined by and under the direction of the Physical and/or
Occupational Therapist and/or Home Care Coordinator.
Provides skin care with intact
skin (non-prescription applications/lotions).
Applies: Jobst stockings, TED
stockings, assistive devices.
Assists in preparation,
serving and cleaning up after congregate feeding meals and snacks,
both regular and special diet.
Leads games, singing,
discussions and other activities under the direction of the
Recreation Therapist/Activities Director.
Assists in keeping the PACE
Center in a clean and orderly condition, including showers,
bathrooms, kitchen, and activities areas.
Performs other pertinent care
functions for which competency has been established and as assigned
by the Home Care Coordinator, Center Manager, Clinic Manager, or
Participates in the activities
of the Interdisciplinary Team, as needed, and carries out the plan
of care, as directed.
Notes changes in participants’
physical or emotional health and communicates this information to
the appropriate staff person.
Reports noted changes in
participants’ abilities for self-care to the supervisor and the
Interdisciplinary Team. Documents all services clearly
Maintains standard records of
Knows and adheres to the
philosophy and goals of the PACE Program.
Maintains a quiet and safe
environment for participants, visitors, and staff.
Keeps confidentiality of
enrollee records, reports and discussions.
Utilizes supplies and
Informs the Home Care
Coordinator of “unusual occurrences” and identified service
Completion of a Personal Care
Aide training program approved by the State of Delaware, or
approved equivalency test, OR
Completion of a Home Health
Aide program or a Certified Nurse’s Aide program, OR
Extensive experience may be
acceptable in place of training
Experience as a homemaker,
Personal Care Aide, Home Health Aide or Nursing Assistant is
least one year experience with a frail or elderly population
Interdisciplinary teamwork –
ability to work effectively with culturally, economically and
educationally diverse populations, and form positive interpersonal
relations in dealing with a wide range of staff and participants is
Ability to assist with
personal care at home and in the Center, including assisting with
wheelchair and ambulatory transfers
perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The minimum
qualifications listed are representative of the knowledge, skill
and ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
of Patients Rendered Care:
Adult and geriatric
*** Freedom from illegal use of
drugs, and freedom from use and effects of use of
and alcohol in the
*** Persons who have been found
guilty by a court of law of abusing, neglecting or mistreating
individuals in a healthcare-related setting are ineligible for
employment in this position.
perform housekeeping activities.
of discretion, tact, patience and good judgement.
Empathetic and compassionate
attitude in caring for the elderly.
Ability to understand and
carry out non-technical verbal and written directions, record
messages, and keep records.
Ability to get along well with
others and gain the cooperation of the participants.
to handle difficult situations in a professional manner.
Routine work involving the
personal care and program activities of participants.
Proven record of excellent
Ability to coordinate and
collaborate with others in a team environment.
Ability to act as an advocate
for the frail elderly.
to provide and encourage excellent customer service to