Fallon Health Personal Care Assistant - Growing Elder Service Program - Amherst NY in Amherst, NY, New York

Overview

About Fallon Health Weinberg - PACE:

Fallon Health Weinberg-PACE is a long-term care program for older adults who need a nursing-home level of care , but wish to stay living at home and in their community. We are a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), providing complete medical care and support services so you or your loved one can remain living safely at home .

All care is coordinated and provided by an interdisciplinary team specializing in geriatric care, who work with participants and their caregivers to create an individualized care plan .

We are looking for a Personal Care Assistant to perform personal care activities and therapeutic activities at the PACE day health center.

Responsibilities

  • Assists participants with their participation in activity programs at the PACE Center

  • Sets up PACE center for snacks and lunches

  • Set-up and clean-up program areas on a daily basis

  • Ensure participants are able to participate in group activities, and have the ability to interact with participants on an individual basis.

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate to the Center Manager any problems or needs in the program

  • Assist with progress reports and routine assessments and other pertinent records as requested

  • Abide by the rules and regulations of the PACE program

  • Promptly report any accidents, incidents, unsafe and hazardous conditions and equipment and ensure that established safety rules and regulations are followed at all times

  • Provides assistance at meal and snack times to participants including feeding as needed

  • Provides personal care to participants at the PACE Center (bathing, toileting, incontinent care, feeding, transfers, lifting and ambulation)

  • Provides laundering participants’ clothes and linens after bathing or personal hygiene care at the PACE center.

  • Assists with ambulation, transfer and range of motion needs of participants as determined by PACE Physical and or Occupational Therapists.

  • Notes changes in participants’ physical or emotional health and communicates this information to PACE HCC, RNs, or designee.

  • Assist in the coordination of care delivery

  • Obtains participant weights as requested

  • Performs procedures / treatments under the supervision of Clinical RN.

  • Completes documentation requirements in the PACE Center daily.

  • Carries out the plan of care as directed.

  • Participates in daily PCA meetings on personal care services provided and the self-care abilities of the participants and social interaction levels of participants and changes to plans of care

  • Provides escort services for Participants to and from home and medical appointments

  • Attends all mandatory inservices and PACE training as required

Qualifications

  • Some experience as an activity worker, homemaker, personal care aide, home health aide, or nursing assistant preferred.

  • Minimum of one year of experience working with a frail or elderly population preferred.

  • Discretion, tact, patience, and good judgment required.

  • Empathetic and compassionate attitude in caring for elderly required

  • High school diploma or GED

Job ID 5442

# Positions 1

Category Health Aide