How to become a disabled carer

Assist disabled populations in their daily life and be a supporting companion to them.

What does a disabled carer do?

Disabled carers perform a variety of tasks and functions in order to assist disabled populations in their daily life. They may assist clients with personal care, household chores, medical support and acting as a companion to them. They should be compassionate, attentive and proactive.

Duties and tasks

  • Assist disabled clients with personal care activities such as bathing and dressing, and mobility
  • Cook and prepare meals, beverages and other requested items for clients
  • Evaluate clients needs, circumstances and goals by speaking with the client and family members, health professionals and others who may be familiar with the client
  • Offer emotional and mental support and companionship to clients
  • Organise social activities for clients and help them prepare for it
  • Perform household chores for clients including sweeping, vacuuming, sanitising bathrooms and kitchen
  • Run errands on behalf of clients and shop for food and other house

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