The average pay for an Elderly Mentally Ill (EMI) Night Care Assistant is $11.19 per hour.
The average pay for an Elderly Mentally Ill (EMI) Night Care Assistant is $36,900 per year.
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Job Description for Elderly Mentally Ill (EMI) Night Care Assistant
Mental health diseases of the elderly are among the most common diseases in the population today; there are millions of senior citizens with Alzheimer's disease who are unable to care for themselves, and their families often cannot care for them, either. Many end up in specialized housing under the supervision of professionals who know their needs and how to make them feel comfortable, and this is the job of an elderly mentally ill (EMI) night care assistant who cares for these patients overnight, often when they are most vulnerable and less help is available than during the day.Read More...
A high school diploma is often a minimum requirement for this position, but not in all cases; the ability to work well with people is equally important. Those in this position must also have a great deal of patience, as elderly patients with mental illnesses may be difficult to handle. They repeatedly ask questions and forget things, but that is only the base of the disease, which is often associated with behavioral and emotional changes, as well.
These assistants work primarily at night and often bridge the days when nurses and doctors come and go and alert them of any problems that arise. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- Maintain records of patient care, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
- Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or cars, and with dressing and grooming.
- Check patient's pulse, temperature and respiration.
- Answer patient call requests.