Home Care Checklist

The Home Care Checklist provides caregivers with a list of tasks to help them provide the best care possible. It includes medical, personal, nutrition, and more.

Home Care Checklist



Mobility

1. Is assistance with walking provided?


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


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3. Is assistance provided for moving the patient from/to bed or wheelchair (for wheelchair-bound care patients)?


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4. Is assistance given with home exercises?


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Companionship

1. Is the patient accompanied on walks?


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2. Is the patient accompanied to appointments?


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3. Are community outings coordinated?


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4. Is reading aloud done?


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5. Are videos watched together?


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6. Are games played together?


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Household Services

1. Is laundry washed?


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2. Are rooms cleaned?


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3. Is trash taken out?


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4. Is room temperature controlled?


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5. Is oxygen checked for on/off?


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6. Is the bed made?


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7. Are sheets changed?


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8. Is mail picked up?


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9. Are bills paid?


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Social And Outside Activities

1. Are family visits set up?


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2. Are trips to nearby towns or places of interest organized?


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3. Are meetings with friends encouraged and organized?


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4. Is the patient enrolled in educational or learning activities, such as cooking, crafts, painting, or photography lessons?


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Medical Care

1. Are vital signs checked?


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2. Are regular physical exams and other medical appointments scheduled?


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3. Is the patient reminded to take medications?


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4. Are prescriptions picked up?


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5. Are blood sugar and blood pressure checked?


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6. Are fatigue, mood changes, and heat sensitivity symptoms monitored?


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Personal Care

1. Has the patient been bathed or showered?


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2. Is the patient's hair washed?


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3. Is the patient's hair combed?


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4. Is the patient's teeth brushed?


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5. Is the patient's shaving done?


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6. Are the patient's nails trimmed?


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7. Is a skincare routine applied to the patient?


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8. Is assistance provided with getting dressed?


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9. Is help given to address heat sensitivity, such as preparing cooling scarves, washcloths, or cold packs?


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10. Is assistance given to address incontinence, including preparing underwear, feminine pads, absorbent sheets, extra clothes, or towels?


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Nutrition

1. Is shopping for groceries done?


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2. Are meals prepared?


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3. Is help provided with feeding?


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4. Is encouragement or restriction given for fluids?


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5. Is the patient reminded to take vitamins?


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6. Are the pantry and fridge organized?


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Toileting

1. Is assistance provided with going to the bathroom?


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2. Is assistance given with bedpan/urinal use?


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3. Is incontinence care performed?


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4. Is the urinary drainage/catheter bag emptied?


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5. Is the colostomy bag emptied?


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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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