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WHAT DO DIRECT CARE WORKERS DO?
Direct care workers provide essential help with daily activities.
This allows the elderly and people with disabilities or chronic illness to live with as much dignity and independence as possible, regardless of
their age or condition.

Here are some of things that direct care workers might do:
> Be a companion for an elderly person who cannot be left
   alone
because of a physical or cognitive impairment.

> Teach adults with mental disabilities how to manage living by
   themselves.

> Assist a child who has physical disabilities to participate in
   everyday school activities.

> Help with bathing, dressing, eating, getting in and out of bed
   or
going to the toilet.

> Check a person’s temperature, pulse and blood pressure.

> Assist people in getting from their beds to wheelchairs.

> Help people take their medicine.
There are many other things that direct care workers might do. It all depends on the job.

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