Looking for a caregiver for in home care in Dallas, TX or in home care in the Irving, TX area? Care Mountain has been providing in home health care to these areas since 2004 and would like to share what you can reasonably expect a private duty caregiver to do.

If your caregiver is from a Texas licensed agency providing in home care services such as Care Mountain, then their duties are to stay within the auspices of their agency’s licensing as defined under the Texas Health & Human Services regulatory guidelines.  If your private duty caregiver is unlicensed, they still will have some general work parameters they will need to stay within.

Private duty caregivers are at different skill levels, so whether yours is licensed or unlicensed, you will want to ensure he/she is qualified to do what you need.  Care Mountain offers caregivers at the nursing aide level, so this article will focus on reasonable expectations of caregivers at this level.

In home care caregivers at the nursing aide level can be expected to provide a range of services from companionship for the elderly, general supervision, transportation, help with lite household chores up to assisting elderly with activities of daily living and caring for a medical condition.  Common types of assistance include shopping, cooking, managing medications, using the phone, housework, laundry, driving, bathing, showering, personal hygiene, dressing, toileting, transferring/mobility and self feeding.

Caregiver expectations on housework will vary with most limiting themselves to lite household chores (no deep cleaning) and not devoting more than 40% of their shift to this activity. Another common variation in expectations relates to the care of one person versus a couple during a shift, which for some is defined by the rate charged. Caregiver expectations on managing medications is a final common variation.  For a licensed caregiver this will be clearly defined by the agency’s license, with most in Texas limiting their caregivers to assisting with the self-administration of medications. Unlicensed caregivers can often exceed this limitation.

The extent to which your nursing aide level caregiver can care for a medical condition will once again be clearly defined for a licensed caregiver by their agency’s license.  Caring for a medical condition is the one area I strongly suggest extra scrutiny when working with unlicensed caregivers at the nursing aide level.  Over the years we have taken over in many situations where an unlicensed caregiver had exceeded their level of skill and expertise putting their client’s health at unnecessary risk.




What Can You Expect An In Home Care Private Duty Caregiver To Do? A Dallas, TX & Irving, TX Area Caregiver Guide

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