Caregiving Tasks

Our wonderful staff possess a huge range of skills, and each caregiver excels at a variety of tasks. We match our caregivers to the level of care and exact needs you express during our complimentary consultation. We match personalities as well!

Shifts: From four hours to around the clock. We assist seniors who only need a little help to those with overwhelming needs.

Note: Caregivers will not handle financial matters involving the client. They will, with family permission, make purchases from petty cash and note it on a Petty Cash Log along with receipts of all transactions.

1. Companion-Home Manager

  • Prepare fresh nutritious meals
  • Observe dietary special needs
  • Remind to stay hydrated
  • Exercise and take walks together
  • Grocery shopping
  • Vacuum and dust
  • Clean kitchen
  • Clean and sanitize bathrooms
  • Organize closets and cabinets
  • Make bed and/or change linen
  • Laundry: wash, dry, fold, put away
  • Ironing
  • Record concerns
  • Run errands
  • Accompany to MD
  • Supervision due to cognitive impairment
  • Maintain calendar
  • Remind about appointments
  • Stay awake overnight
  • Monitor, record and remind to take medications
  • Help with clothing selection
  • Companionship
  • Conversation
  • Scrapbook together
  • Listen to favorite songs
  • Play board games
  • Read
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Cook together
  • Watch favorite show, movies
  • Pet care
  • Mend clothes
  • Answer the phone
  • Retrieve mail
  • Take out trash
  • Pick up prescriptions
  • Dine out
  • Drive to visit family and friends
  • Pick up dry cleaning
  • Go to post office
  • Attend church/synagogue services
  • Document daily concerns for family member
  • Apply lotion and lip balm
  • Patient advocate at hospital
  • Reminiscing
  • Walks

2. In Home Aide

To the Companion-Home Manager tasks add:

  • Assistance with bath or shower
  • Assistance with dressing
  • Assistance with feeding
  • Oral Care: teeth brushing, denture care
  • Hearing aids in and out and cleaned
  • Grooming: hair washing, drying, combing and brushing; make-up application; nail care
  • Take and record blood pressure, pulse and temp
  • Record fluids and output; bowel management
  • Work seamlessly with Hospice for comfort at end of life
  • Exercise according to therapy directives
  • Check blood sugar
  • Toileting: bedside commode or bathroom
  • Incontinence care / Changing adult briefs
  • Skin Care: preventing pressure sores by keeping skin clean and repositioning every two hours
  • Wheelchair transfers
  • Safe ambulating with walker or cane

3. Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

To all the above add the skills necessary to provide these extra services:

  • Limited catheter care
  • Wheel chair transfers which involve extensive weight bearing
  • Ambulation which involves extensive weight bearing
  • Ostomy care
  • Apply anti-embolism stockings (TED hose)
  • Respiratory assistance: oxygen and nasal cannula
  • Wound care, change dressing

Compassionate Care of Charlotte is licensed through the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and overseen by the Department of Health Service Regulation.

Our Service Area

Compassionate Care of Charlotte covers:

Cities: Belmont, Charlotte, Concord, Cornelius, Davidson, Denver, Harrisburg, Hemby Bridge, Huntersville, Indian Trail, Kannapolis, Lake Norman, Marshville, Matthews, Midland, Mineral Springs, Mint Hill, Mooresville, Monroe, Pineville, Stallings, Waxhaw, Weddington

Counties: Mecklenburg, Gaston, Lincoln, Iredell, Cabarrus, Union

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