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Home Instead Senior Care

CAREGiver Job Description



Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver's provide a variety of non-medical services that allow seniors to remain in their homes. These services are meant to enhance the quality of life for seniors. Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver's help clients and their families meet the challenges of aging with dignity, pride, care and compassion. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Reflect the core values of DWM Enterprises Inc. (d.b.a. an independently owned and operated Home Instead Senior Care franchise)
  • Contribute to a positive living environment to enhance a client's quality of life
  • Document daily activities and report any significant changes in a client's needs or living conditions
  • Maintain regular communication with supervisor and office staff

Companionship and Home Helper services could include:

  • companionship, conversation and encouraging engagement
  • providing stabilization and assistace with walking
  • preparing meals and cleaning up meal related activities
  • providing medication reminders and appointment reminders
  • performing light housekeeping tasks (dusting, vacuuming, making beds, changing linens, cleaning bathrooms, kitchens etc.)
  • washing and ironing laundry
  • running errands
  • accompanying clients to appointments
  • keeping clients safe
  • reporting and recording information relevant to care
  • respite for families

Personal Care Services could include:

  • assisting with bathing and mobility
  • assisting with grooming, dressing and ADL's
  • assisting with toileting and incontinence issues

Specialized Care Services could include:

  • advanced Alzheimer's/Dementia care
  • Hospice Care
  • Managing Behaviours
  • specialized equipment
  • awake overnight

Secondary responsibilities:

  • participate in company sponsored training and social events including CAREGiver meetings
  • report hours according to office policy and communicate changes in availability in a timely manner
  • participate in bi-annual J.D. Power and Associates Satisfaction Survey
  • document client information in our Client Activity Journal
  • may require you to run errands and provide incidental transportation for a client using your vehicle or a client's vehicle
  • perform other reasonable duties as assigned

Essential Job Requirements:

  • First Aid, CPR, WHMIS training
  • ability to lift, push or pull 25 lbs
  • ability to bend, twist, stoop, kneel and reach
  • complete a criminal background check, driver's abstract, two professional and two personal reference checks
  • possess a valid driver's license
  • possess valid auto insurance
  • ability to treat and care for clients and their property with gignity and respect
  • abilty to adapt to various living environments and locations
  • ability to communicate with clients in a friendly and congenial manner


This job description describes the general nature and level of work for the position. It is not a comprehensive list of its responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts and conditions. Your employer reserves the right to modify the description in the future with or without notice. The responsibilities for this position are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. 


Each Home Instead franchise is independently owned and operated.

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