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Personal Care Attendant

New York Mills, MN, USA

Job Type

Part/Full Time

About the Role

• Personal Care Assistants provide service to individuals in their own homes and communities, who need assistance caring for themselves as a result of old age, sickness, disability and/or other inflictions. Personal Care may include assistance with the activities of daily living, housecleaning, laundry, meal preparation, transportation, companionship and respite,
• Personal Care Assistants are responsible for ensuring that service is delivered in a caring and respectful manner, in accordance with relevant Agency policies and industry standards.
Reporting Relationship
• Reports to Manager/QP.


Assist with the activities of daily living and personal care including:

-  bathing                          -  shaving                            -  ambulation

-  mouth care                    -  dressing                           -  exercise

-  hair care                        -  feeding                             -  toileting

-  nail care                        -  positioning                        -  medication reminding

-  skin care                       -  transferring                      

¨     Ensure client’s safety and security by supervising the home environment.

¨     Teach/perform meal planning and preparation, routine housekeeping activities such as making/changing beds, dusting, vacuuming, washing floors, cleaning kitchen and bathroom, and laundry.

¨     Provide companionship including social interactions, conversations, emotional reassurance and encouragement of activities that stimulate the mind.

¨     Provides respite care for families in accordance with care plans.

¨     Perform/assist with essential shopping/errands, which may include handling the client’s money in accordance with the care plan and under the observation of the Manager/QP.

¨     Assist clients with following a written, special diet plan and reinforcement of diet maintenance as identified on the care plan.

¨     Escort clients to medical facilities, errands, shopping and outings as specified in the care plan.

¨     Assist clients with communication by writing or typing correspondence for them or researching information for them.

¨     Follow the written care plan.

¨     Observe clients and their environments and reports unsafe conditions to Manager/QP.

¨     Observe clients and their environments and reports behavior, physical and/or cognitive changes and/or changes in living arrangements to Manager/QP.

¨     Complete and maintain records of daily activities, observations, and direct hours of service.

¨     Attend orientation, in-service training sessions and staff meetings.

¨     Develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

¨     Performs other duties as required.

Required Knowledge

¨     Knowledge of personal care and home management skills.

¨     Knowledge of first aid and recommend CPR training.

¨     Knowledge of clerical procedures such as maintaining records and completing forms.

Required Skills/Abilities

¨     The ability to competently assist clients with their activities of daily living.

¨     The ability to be aware of other people’s reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

¨     The ability to listen actively.

¨     The ability to identify problems and determine effective solutions.

¨     The ability to understand written and oral instructions.

¨     The ability to communicate information orally and/or in writing so others understand.

¨     The ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.

¨     The ability to determine or recognize when something is likely to go wrong.

¨     The ability to perform activities that use the whole body.

¨     The ability to handle and move objects and people.

¨     The ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.

¨     The ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with clients/families/co-workers.

Physical and Mental Demands:

¨     Good physical and mental health.

¨     Physical ability to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, hear and see.

¨     Mental fortitude and stability to handle stress.


¨     Current driver’s license.

¨     Proper Vehicle Insurance Coverage.



¨     May require related experience.

¨     On the job training for new activities.

About the Company

Lake Country Home Care is a full-service paraprofessional home care agency in Central Minnesota.

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