What is a Personal Care Worker (PCW) and what are their responsibilities?
A Personal Care Worker or PCW is trained personnel by the agency to provide the best care to patients in their own homes. All PCW’s must past a Caregiver Background before they can be employed by the Agency. The PCW will work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse Case Manager. The PCW follows a plan-of-care prepared by a Registered Nurse and approved by the patient and their primary care physician. Their responsibilities include meal preparation, feeding, toileting, transferring and other daily living activities as needed. Each patient’s plan-of-care is prepared to their specific needs. Personal Care Workers are also required to attend regular training, make report to the agency in regards to PCW’s responsibilities, patient’s condition or any pertinent information changes.
Responsibilities of a Patient, Family Member or Responsible Party
Patients, family members or responsible parties will need to report to the agency if there are any changes in patient’s health condition, insurance(s), and address changes. They will also be required to report to the agency any PCW’s who do not show up for their scheduled work time, any hospitalization stays and vacations so that any prompt follow-ups if needed maybe scheduled.