Referral Caregiver Responsibilities:
The responsibilities are very vast. A common term is ADL's or activities of daily living. Generally you will work in clients' homes under their direction and help with virtually any task. You may be responsible for helping the clients to receive proper nutrition by planning and preparing their meals, grocery shopping, cleaning, taking them for errands and any other daily activity they need help with.
A gentle, kind, caring and patient attitude is of the utmost importance. Emotional and physical stability is a must. There are alot of referral caregivers who receive on the job training, along with their current knowledge. Having a working and hands on knowledge of dementia and Alzheimer is a plus.
Being a caregiver can be exhausting as it involves long hours and hard work. The number of hours of a shift can vary from 4 hours to 24 hour 7 day shifts, as per the clients' needs. In some cases, if you are a live-in caregiver, it can be a full-time job. Thus, if you intend to be a referral caregiver you have to be ready for long shifts and hard work.
Due to the increase in life expectancy, the need for referral caregivers will never diminish.
Being a referral caregiver can be one of the most rewarding things you will do in your life. So much can be learned from the elderly. They may become a dear friend, and they have a way of seeing life differently, which is a real joy!
A referral caregiver is a person who is responsible for attending to the needs of an elderly person. Referral
caregivers ensure that elderly people are well taken care of in their home, safely.
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