You have to go through an intensive training program and be able to perform certain tasks, such as:
You should be able to lift and move the person in your care to and from the toilet, bed, shower, wheelchair, or anywhere else that the patient wants to go in a safe and strong way, not putting you in danger . Learn how to properly and safely help your patient to transfer and move.
You should always maintain a professional way and not talk about their personal problems, money problems, health problems, or family information. You are there to care for your patient, and not be a burden to him / her with problems on their own.
You should not take or make personal calls while at work. Manage your personal life when you’re on your own time.
You should pay attention to your patient and do things that he or she asks in a way that you say.
Never order food or drink other than water while you are at work.
Do not take advantage of his patient inability of some way, shape or form. Your patient is there, because there are things that he / she can no longer do. He / she is in a vulnerable position, and taking advantage of him / her is unconscionable and will not be tolerated.
Be on time. If you find it necessary to be late or can not be there on the appointed day, be sure to call your patient as soon as possible. Do not make the patient wait unnecessarily, causing / her stress and make he / she has to adjust his / her schedule to fit yours. And never make the patient have to track you down by calling you or the agency that hired him.
The person in charge is his boss, and act accordingly to be polite, cheerful and caring and do a professional and thorough job with any task that is asked of you, as you would any other employer.
Do not rush or cut corners so you can get out of there ASAP. He has paid with taxpayer money or the patient him / herself or his / her family, and therefore, are expected to work hard and do not make excuses for a poor work ethic.
If you are asked to do something, he does it with a concentrated effort and to the best of their ability. Take personal pride in their work, knowing that you are doing something of value and importance. Not everyone is able to take to be a healthcare assistant at home, and if you do your job well, you are very valuable.
Be sure to ask your patient if there is anything else I can do for him / her before leaving. Make sure he / she is comfortable and satisfied with the work done by him / her.
If you have any questions about something that belongs to or what the patient wants something done, ask him / her. Dont just put things where you feel like it or you do things their own way regardless of the consequences.
The fact that the person in your care has a disability does not mean he / she is ignorant or unaware of their actions. Realize that it is difficult for people with disabilities can get help and be assertive, so it’s up to you to ensure that things are done for convenience rather than yours.
Never put your patient in an awkward position of having to be afraid or feel that you are taking measures to intimidate him / her for being verbally or physically abusive language or body. This is not only immoral but also illegal, and if you are an individual, you must be prepared to accept the consequences.
Do not ever ask your patient money. It is cause for immediate dismissal.
Do not complain circumstances in your own life. The person in your care has enough to worry about, and should not be subjected to more stress than he / she already has.
If you are tired or having a bad day, do not take it out on her patient. Most likely he or she is having a much worse day than you.
Theft of any kind will not be tolerated; It is unconscionable, illegal and grounds for immediate termination and prosecution.
If the patient is in a wheelchair or bed, do not hover over him / her, making the person feel uncomfortable because you are in a higher position. It is rude to his patient, and your job is to make him / her feel so good with him / her as possible.
Always treat the person in your care as you would like to be treated if you were in his / her situation. Be compassionate, attentive and helpful. There may come a day when you will need the help of an assistant. Act like you would at home taking care of you wizard.