A disabled carer shares a laugh with her male client

Aged and Disabled Carer

Provide companionship and practical support to aged and disabled persons in their own homes

Overview

Aged or disabled carers support elderly and disabled people by helping them with daily activities and personal tasks. This can include assisting with eating, showering, dressing and cleaning, and providing companionship and emotional support.

Work usually takes place within the client home or a residential care facility. Assisting the client with transportation may also be required.

Suits people who are caring, compassionate and reliable, with the ability to communicate with people of all ages and abilities.

Day-to-day

  • accompany and assist aged and disabled persons with their daily activities
  • prepare meals and drinks for clients
  • arrange social activities such as excursions or trips to see family or friends
  • provide transport to medical appointments and other activities
  • tidy, clean and sanitise the client's house
  • help with personal hygiene and getting dressed
  • provide companionship, friendship and emotional support
  • may do shopping and run errands
  • may live in with the person.

Considerations

  • irregular hours
  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • stressful.

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$1,265 / week
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Very strong
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