A female personal care assistant helps a disabled girl in her wheelchair clean her face

Personal Care Assistant

Personal Care Assistants provide routine personal care services to people in a range of health care facilities or in a person's home.

Overview

Personal Care Assistants provide routine personal care services to people in a range of health care facilities or in a person's home.

Day-to-day

  • assists with personal care needs such as showering, dressing, eating, mobility, communication
  • participates in care planning
  • follows therapy plans i.e. interventions to assist those with dementia and behavioural problems
  • observes/reports changes in patients' condition
  • reports complaints about care
  • assists with rehabilitation exercises, basic treatment and delivery of medications.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • stressful.

Occupation snapshot
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Not available
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Moderate
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