Resident Assistant (Caregiver)
Company: American House Senior Living Communities
Location: Bonita Springs
Posted on: November 17, 2022
FT & PT shifts available
Must have weekend availability for rotation
Resident Assistants are an essential part of our wellness team by
providing personal assistance to the residents and assisting
residents to maintain their highest level of functional
independence and psychosocial wellness under the direction and
supervision of a RN or LPN.
Assists residents with activities of daily living, to include
ambulation, transferring, showering, personal hygiene, incontinence
care, feeding, reminders, and supervision according to the
individual plan of care.
Gathering, engaging, and assisting residents in activities,
conducting activities in groups or one-on-one with residents as
requested. Encouraging residents to socialize and participate in
planned activities and develop friendships with other
Maintain a clean, safe, and orderly environment for residents.
Assure resident rooms are clean and tidy throughout each day and
follows scheduled housekeeping tasks such as laundry as assigned.
Serves meals to residents in dining room or apartment.
Encourages the resident to eat a balanced diet while respecting the
resident's right of free choice. Documents and reports any changes
in eating habits to supervisor.
Observes residents and reports changes in resident's psychosocial
and physical condition as well as any concerns, e.g., skin
breakdown, rash, behavioral changes, speech change, change in
appearance, etc., to Wellness Director.
Maintains the resident record daily following company policy and
Follows established safety protocols, including fire protection,
infection control, blood borne pathogens, hazardous waste, and
quality assurance procedures. Responds to all requests for
assistance promptly and with a positive demeanor including
emergency pull cords, telephone calls, and requests from family
members or friends.
Report all complaints, grievances, suspicion of abuse and instances
of abuse to the Wellness Director and/or the Executive
Participates and attends Wellness meetings and required trainings
to ensure compliance with all regulations and policies
Other duties as assigned
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with both residents
and staff. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions,
short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple
Able to make standard and routine decisions based on detailed
guidelines with little independent judgement. Problems are
generally solved with clear, detailed guidelines or by reporting
them to a supervisor.
Experience working with older adults
Previous experience in Assisted Living or Memory Care
Knowledge of dementia and related diseases preferred
Education and Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent educational experience
Minimum 18 years of age
Must pass a pre-employment background check, drug screen, TB test
Use hands and fingers to handle/feel
Reach with hands and arms
Talk or hear
Able to lift up to 50 pounds
Requires interaction with co-workers, clients, and/or vendors
Occasional weekend, evening, or night work if needed to ensure
Possible exposure to communicable diseases, infections, and/or
Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting
Exposure to latex
Possible exposure to various drugs, chemicals, infectious or
Founded in 1979, American House Senior Living Communities' vision
is to provide high-quality housing for senior at a price affordable
for retirees and their families. That vision of excellence has
endured for nearly 40 years and expanded to serve residents at a
number of senior housing communities. Our mission is to enrich the
lives of those we serve, providing an environment that fosters
meaningful relationships. Our vision is to be an innovative senior
housing company that created sustainable excellence and stakeholder
value, with an unparalleled commitment to passionate care provided
by compassionate people.%1837460%
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