The duties of a ResCare HomeCare employee include visiting clients in their homes to help with daily tasks such as eating, bathing and grooming, monitoring medications, cooking meals and completing other home maintenance tasks. The job also includes several specialties, such as physical therapy and respite care for the elderly or people with Alzheimer's.
One of the many services available from the ResCare corporation is the HomeCare program, wherein an employee works with clients to provide daily care and treatment so that they are able to continue living independently or with minimal oversight. Many clients are seniors who live by themselves and are unable to complete numerous aspects of their daily routines independently. Thus, a ResCare HomeCare team member visits the client on a regular basis to help her complete these activities, which may involve helping her enter and exit the shower, change her clothing, prepare meals or clean her home.
If the client needs to take medication, the team members also monitor the process to ensure that she takes the appropriate doses. Some team members also offer specialized care for clients, including physical therapy to help recover from operations or injuries. Clients may also request physical therapy to help restore mobility lost due to age or other illness. Many team members also leave the home with the client to help her participate in outside activities such as shopping, attending medical appointments or visiting friends.