What Does a Caregiver Do?

Professional caregivers assist with the non-medical tasks that a person cannot safely or comfortably do alone. Examples of the type of help usually provided by Home Care aides include:

Personal Care – Assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, toileting, ambulation, transfers, positioning, exercise and medication reminders and assist
Household Tasks – Meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, shopping, pet care, errands as needed. If pre-arranged your caregiver can provide transportation, companionship and assistance to meetings, appointments, or other outings.
Companionship – Provide a listening ear, cheerful conversation, and a caring heart while working around the house, escorting and driving on trips to the doctor, hairdresser, house of worship, the home of a friend, or recreational outings
Respite – Fill in for a regular caregiver when they are unable to work due to illness, vacation, or simply need to take a break for some much needed time away.

Home Care aides are NOT intended to replace medical professionals or family members. Certain medical tasks such as changing a sterile dressing or IV administration cannot be done by a Home Care aide and must be done by a family member or qualified medical professional. However, CareForce is licensed and staffed as both a Home Care and Home Health provider. When needed, a visit by one of our nurses can be arranged to address many tasks that are not legally permitted by your caregiver.

Please ask if our Nurse Delegation Services might allow your caregiver to perform some medical tasks that would otherwise require a nurse.