At Melody Living, we want true engagement and friendships between residents, families and team members. We are here to serve and support the residents who define the community and encourage our team members to dine with residents, go to classes with residents, use the fitness center, bring their passions to work and go above and beyond to make the community in which residents thrive a place in which they can truly find a Life in Harmony. Melody Living is managed by Cappella Living Solutions (CLS), a Colorado-based company representing more than 44 years of experience in senior living. Become a member of our growing team!
Responsible for meeting the daily personal care needs of the residents in a manner that aligns with our mission and values and meets the regulatory requirements of the community. Assists the Health and Wellness Director (HWD) in various functions, anticipates, identifies and reports care needs.
- Attends to the personal care needs of residents in a timely manner and provides assistance with ADLs as requested by residents or directed by supervisor, allows and encourages residents to do as much of their own care as possible
- Provides personal care services to residents such as assistance with bathing, dressing, attendance at meals, serves meals to residents in the dining room or apartments, laundry, etc. with attention to individual resident needs (i.e., hair is combed, shoes are tied, oral hygiene, etc.)
- Anticipates and identifies any resident care needs and reports to supervisor (i.e., hygiene needs, broken eye glasses, skin rash, lost hearing aids, supply needs, etc.).
- Responds to the needs of family members as appropriate
- Lite housekeeping and laundry services
- Companionship, including but not limited to social interaction, conversation, emotional support and mind stimulating activities, encourages residents to socialize and participate in planned activities or programs and to develop friendships with other residents.
- Documentation of the services provided, including the date and times; reports changes to supervisor
- Maintains open communication with supervisor and/or peers to promote awareness of resident issues.
- Monitors the safety and well-being of residents
- Reports suspicion of abuse, neglect or misappropriation of resources as required by regulation.
- Reports changes in resident status, health or otherwise, to supervisor.
- Monitors and documents resident's condition as directed.
- Completes work orders to communicate necessary replacements or repairs.
- Attends, participates and contributes to monthly staff meetings addressing resident and departmental needs
- Encourages teamwork through cooperative interactions with co-workers.
- Assist HWD with developing and updating care plans
- Available for on call rotation
- Other duties as assigned.
Basic Qualification & Experience
- Three to six months related experience preferred and/or training in direct service with older adults, or equivalent combination of education and experience. (Refer to specific state regulations for qualifications required to assist with medications and direct care duties).
- Knowledge of dementia particularly of the Alzheimer's type is helpful.
- Must be able to read, write and speak the English language.
- High school or Equivalent (GED)
- One (1) year experience in some level of elder care preferred
- Proficient computer skills preferred
- Strong self-management and organization skills
- Strong multi-tasking abilities with the ability to handle competing deadlines,flexible and adaptable (open to change).
- • Ability to effectively handle difficult and sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality