Caregiver Duty Checklist

The Caregiver Duty Checklist provides caregivers with a comprehensive list of checks, including personal care, nutrition, toileting, and more for patients.

Caregiver Duty Checklist



Personal Care

1. Is a bed bath/sponge bath provided?


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2. Is a tub/shower provided?


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3. Is hair shampooed?


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4. Is hair brushed/combed?


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5. Are teeth brushing done?


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6. Is shaving provided?


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7. Is makeup applied?


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8. Is nail care (cleaning and filing) done?


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9. Is non-medicated lotion applied to dry areas of the skin?


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10. Is assistance given with getting dressed?


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11. Are vital signs checked?


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12. Is there a medication reminder service?


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Toileting

1. Is assistance provided for going to the bathroom?


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2. Is assistance given for using a bedside commode?


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3. Is assistance provided for using a urinal/bedpan?


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4. Is incontinence care provided?


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5. Is the urinary drainage/catheter bag emptied?


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6. Is the colostomy bag emptied?


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Companionship

1. Has the patient been taken for a walk?


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2. Is shopping/errands provided?


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3. Have patients been accompanied to appointments?


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4. Is transportation provided?


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Mobility

1. Is assistance with walking (ambulatory) given?


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2. Is the patient's position turned in bed (for bedridden patients)?


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3. Is assistance provided for transferring from bed to chair (for wheelchair-bound patients)?


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4. Is assistance given with home exercises?


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5. Are a range of motion exercises performed?


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Nutrition

1. Are meals/snacks prepared?


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2. Is assistance provided with feeding?


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3. Is feeding service provided?


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4. Are fluids encouraged?


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5. Are fluids restricted?


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Support Services

1. Is the client's laundry taken care of?


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2. Are the kitchen and dishes cleaned?


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3. Is the trash taken out?


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4. Is bathroom cleanliness maintained?


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5. Is bedroom cleanliness maintained?


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6. Is oxygen turned on/off as needed?


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7. Is the living area maintained, including vacuuming and dusting?


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8. Is the bed made and bed linens changed?


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Checklist by GoAudits.com – Please note that this checklist is intended as an example. We do not guarantee compliance with the laws applicable to your territory or industry. You should seek professional advice to determine how this checklist should be adapted to your workplace or jurisdiction.

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