Fallon Health

  • Personal Care Assistant - Growing Elder Service Program - Amherst NY

    Location US-NY-Amherst, NY
    Posted Date 1 week ago(12/5/2018 1:47 PM)
    Job ID
    5442
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Health Aide
  • Overview

    About Fallon Health Weinberg - PACE:

    Fallon Health Weinberg-PACE is a long-term care program for older adults who need a nursing-home level of care, but wish to stay living at home and in their community. We are a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), providing complete medical care and support services so you or your loved one can remain living safely at home

    All care is coordinated and provided by an interdisciplinary team specializing in geriatric care, who work with participants and their caregivers to create an individualized care plan.

     

    We are looking for a Personal Care Assistant to perform personal care activities  and therapeutic activities at the PACE day health center.

    Responsibilities

    • Assists participants with their participation in activity programs at the PACE Center
    • Sets up PACE center for snacks and lunches
    • Set-up and clean-up program areas on a daily basis
    • Ensure participants are able to participate in group activities, and have the ability to interact with participants on an individual basis.
    • Demonstrate the ability to communicate to the Center Manager any problems or needs in the program
    • Assist with progress reports and routine assessments and other pertinent records as requested
    • Abide by the rules and regulations of the PACE program
    • Promptly report any accidents, incidents, unsafe and hazardous conditions and equipment and ensure that established safety rules and regulations are followed at all times
    • Provides assistance at meal and snack times to participants including feeding as needed
    • Provides personal care to participants at the PACE Center (bathing, toileting, incontinent care, feeding, transfers, lifting and ambulation)
    • Provides laundering participants’ clothes and linens after bathing or personal hygiene care at the PACE center.
    • Assists with ambulation, transfer and range of motion needs of participants as determined by PACE Physical and or Occupational Therapists.
    • Notes changes in participants’ physical or emotional health and communicates this information to PACE HCC, RNs, or designee.
    • Assist in the coordination of care delivery
    • Obtains participant weights as requested
    • Performs procedures / treatments under the supervision of Clinical RN.
    • Completes documentation requirements in the PACE Center daily.
    • Carries out the plan of care as directed.
    • Participates in daily PCA meetings on personal care services provided and the self-care abilities of the participants and social interaction levels of participants and changes to plans of care
    • Provides escort services for Participants to and from home and medical appointments
    • Attends all mandatory inservices and PACE training as required

    Qualifications

    • Some experience as an activity worker, homemaker, personal care aide, home health aide, or nursing assistant preferred.
    • Minimum of one year of experience working with a frail or elderly population preferred.
    • Discretion, tact, patience, and good judgment required.
    • Empathetic and compassionate attitude in caring for elderly required
    • High school diploma or GED

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