We provide to help patients with basic living activities that they cannot currently do for themselves without
assistance. Some of the things that we will help with include:
Cleaning and bathing our patients. Many patients have a great deal of difficulty keeping themselves clean when they are in the hospital or nursing home. It is of great importance for us to help to keep them as clean as possible, and we will spend much of our time doing this.
Take care of combing hair, shaving caring for nails and brushing teeth.
Help our patient use the toilet and to get dressed.
Turn, transfer and reposition our patients between the wheelchair and bed.
Help to take patients to eat and to participate in various activities.
Serve the patients meals and in some cases, to help them eat if they cannot do it for themselves.
Measure Vital Signs
Taking vital signs such as temperature and blood pressure every day is a very important way for us to keep tabs on
the health of the patient. Also, we will need to take their pulse, weight, and pain level every day. We always need
to be sure to take vital signs on time according to the schedule and to report them accurately.
The primary role of restorative aides is to assists patients with exercises that improve the use of limbs and body
functions we are do. These exercises are designed by the our nursers for rehabilitation. A restorative aide’s duties
and responsibilities include assisting patients with transfers, walking, strength training and range of motion
exercises, documenting service and changes in the patient’s conditions, assisting patients with dressing or grooming,
applying and monitoring splinting and helping with amputation and prosthesis care.
Restorative aides follow a patient care plan suited for each patient. When necessary, our RNA's remove splints or
prostheses when relocating the patient.Our RNA's help the patient have a good body alignment when placed on
walkersor in wheelchairs, and our RNA's monitor and report a patient’s daily activities and progress.
The nature of the job requires restorative aides to stand, walk and use their hands and arms frequently.
Monitors patient condition by observing physical and mental condition, intake and output, and exercise.
Supports patients by providing housekeeping and laundry services; shopping for food and other household
requirements; preparing and serving meals and snacks; running errands.
Assists patients by providing personal services, such as, bathing, dressing, and grooming.
Helps patients care for themselves by teaching use of cane or walker, special utensils to eat, special
techniques and equipment for personal hygiene.
Helps family members care for the patient by teaching appropriate ways to lift, turn, and re-position the
patient; advising on nutrition, cleanliness, and housekeeping.
Records patient information by making entries in the patient journal; notifying nursing supervisor of
changing or unusual conditions.
Maintains a safe, secure, and healthy patient environment by following asepses standards and procedures;
maintaining security precautions; following prescribed dietary requirements and nutrition standards.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
Protects our company (Amparo Home Care) by adhering to professional standards, home care policies and
procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.
Enhances service reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring
opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Provide laundry and linen service to include washing, ironing and folding clothes.
Provide shopping service to client to include grocery and clothes shopping.
Provide incidental transportation for client which includes visits to doctor appointments, friends, family members, or stores.
May remind client of medications.
This person also will perform light housekeeping tasks. Duties may include:
Mopping and vacuuming
Changing bed linens
Recreational activities such as taking walks, playing games and reading
Performing miscellaneous errands
Taking care of pets
From a young age I knew that my passion was to work caring
for elderly people with special needs, that passion was born
for wanting to take care of my grandparents. For this reason,
I entered the Nursing School of the Central University of Ecuador
(Quito-Ecuador). After graduating as a nurse (LVN) I had the
opportunity to work in one of the most prestigious clinics in
Ecuador (Clinica Pasteour) and at the same time work with private
patients. In 1992 by references from my uncles I had the
opportunity to come to Los Angeles to care for a person with
special needs. I went to school to take the CNA license and work at
Royal Oaks Convalescent Hospital on a morning shift for 20 years
and at Studio City Rehab Center where I am still working.
I moved from Royal Oaks to Oak Park Health Care Center ( City of Tujunga),
after all these years of having accumulated enough experience I
feel the need to continue giving my services in privacy and comfort.
As a conclusion of my profession could say that I always defended my
patients wherever I have the opportunity to practice my profession
because I love my profession.