Duties and Responsibilities of the Caregivers San Diego Area Families Trust:

Personal Hygiene:

  • Assist patient with personal care and activities of daily living, safety supervision
  • Bathing, shaving, hair care, and routine skin care
  • Oral hygiene including denture care 
  • Dressing and undressing
  • Prevention of pressure ulcers
  • Apply non-sterile, dry dressings to intact skin surfaces
  • Empty or change Foley catheter bag
  • Empty or change Colostomy bag 
  • Care of hearing aides, glasses, and prosthetic devices
  • Nail care (filing ok, but no cutting nails)

Medical Care:

  • Obtain and record vital signs including blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respirations
  • Remind or assist with pre-poured medications
  • Chart the medical record


  • Light housekeeping, maintain a clean and healthy environment


  • Home safety, emergency preparedness, CPR and Heimlich maneuver


  •  May drive/escort on errands, shopping, doctor appointments


  •  Assistance with mobility: ambulation, transfers, positioning, and prescribed range of motion exercises


  •  Meal planning, preparation, serving, and feeding
  •  Measure and record “intake” and “output”

At La Jolla Nurses Home Care, we understand the importance of providing quality and safe in-home care. Our experienced caregivers provide a broad range of services, including personal hygiene, medical care, housekeeping, safety, transportation, mobility, and nutrition. We are passionate about providing the best care for our clients, and we strive to ensure that each and every one of their needs are met. Our services are designed to provide the highest level of care and support, so you can rest assured that you or your loved one is in the best of hands. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you or a loved one.