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  • Writer's pictureZareenjit Kaur

Some common duties of Nanny in Elderly Care.

A nanny who specializes in elderly care, often referred to as a senior caregiver or elder caregiver, typically has a range of duties aimed at ensuring the well-being, safety, and comfort of the elderly individual under their care. Some of the common duties of a nanny in elderly care include:

1.     Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs): This involves helping the elderly person with tasks such as bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, and mobility.

2.     Medication Management: Nannies may be responsible for ensuring that the elderly individual takes their medications as prescribed, following the correct dosage and schedule.

3.     Meal Preparation and Feeding: Planning and preparing nutritious meals according to dietary requirements and assisting with feeding if necessary.

4.     Household Chores: Light housekeeping tasks such as tidying up the living space, doing laundry, washing dishes, and maintaining cleanliness and organization.

5.     Companionship: Providing emotional support, companionship, and engagement in conversations or activities to keep the elderly person mentally stimulating and socially connected.

6.     Monitoring Health and Reporting Changes: Keeping track of the elderly person's health status, observing any changes in condition or behaviour, and reporting concerns to family members or healthcare professionals.

7.     Transportation and Escort: Assisting with transportation to medical appointments, social outings, or other activities, and ensuring the elderly person's safety during travel.

8.     Assistance with Exercise and Mobility: Encouraging and assisting with exercises or physical activities to promote strength, flexibility, and overall well-being.

9.     Safety and Fall Prevention: Identify potential hazards in the environment and take measures to prevent accidents or falls.

10.  Communication with family members: inform the family members about the elderly person’s well-being, progress, and any change in their condition or needs.

11.  Emergency Response: Knowing how to respond to emergencies, administering first aid if needed, and contacting emergency services when necessary.

The specialized duties may depend on the needs of the individual, as well as specific health conditions or any limitations they may have.  


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