CNA Dementia Attendant

Senior Lifestyle Corporation Oshkosh, WI
Overview

Position Summary:

Provides assistance to residents in the Memory Care Program with their activities of daily living, enabling them to lead a quality life while maintaining their dignity. This position reports to the Director, Memory Care.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions:

* Provides kind, caring, and consistent companionship and support.

* Follows the schedule of resident's needs set out by supervisor.

* Provides assistance, encouragement, and restorative interventions, as needed, for Legacy Court residents to be as independent as possible in their activities of daily living including: bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, feeding, and mobility.

* Provides and documents response to individualized therapeutic and group activities.

* Communicates and documents changes in resident's condition:

* Cognitive: memory, speech, problem solving, response to instructions/ requests

* Behavior: tearfulness, withdrawal, agitation, wandering, combativeness

* Physical Health: vision, hearing, mobility, acute illness

* Participation in Activities: interests, preferences, connections

* Takes and records blood pressure, pulse, and respiratory function and weight, as appropriate.

* Serves as host and hostess during mealtime; documents food and fluid intake.

* Maintains safe environment in resident rooms, common areas, non-resident areas, and storage of supplies and equipment.

* Provides emotional and social support to residents.

* Documents daily log of assistance.

* Informs supervisor of any resident issues or concerns.

* Respect and encourage the independence and dignity of the residents.

* Respects residents' confidentiality.

* Is familiar with emergency equipment and procedures.

* Attends all required training, in-service, and staff meetings.

* Strives to maintain a safe working environment through the prevention of accidents, the preservation of equipment, and the achievement of safe working practices.

* Maintains a positive and professional demeanor toward residents, visitors, families, and co-workers.

* Adheres to all policies and procedures of Senior Lifestyle Corporation.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Qualifications/Skills/Educational Requirements:

* A High School Diploma or General Education Degree; or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

* May require a CNA or CHHA licensure