Dallas / Fort Worth Senior Care Qualifications

Mom’s Best Friend carries a Personal Assistance Services license, which allows our caregivers to provide non-medical in home care (personal assistance services). All Dallas / Fort Worth senior care jobs will cover all assistance with activities of daily living, in addition to going above and beyond for a more luxurious customer service experience. In order to equip all of our caregivers, we provide extensive training so that you might be able to serve in any number of capacities, including:

  • Companionship: Caregivers help with reading, gardening, playing games, hobbies, exercising, attending appointments, and can perform any combination of tasks listed below.
  • Transportation and Errands: Caregivers will provide a professional, safe and easy way to do shopping, errands and doctor’s appointments. Our clients are often active in church, they attend movies, they go out to eat, or play cards with their friends. You will provide assistance and help keep the activity level appropriate. MBF Senior Care providers must be licensed in the State of Texas, and must keep their personal automobile regularly inspected and in good driving condition. Caregivers may also drive the client’s auto upon request.
  • Assistance with Daily Activities of Living (including Mobility, Bathing and Restroom Assistance): Our senior caregivers are there to assist with any of the most basic needs of daily living based on individualized service plans for each client. Along the way, we will consult with the client and family on how to best deal with any additional limitations as they develop.
  • Light Housekeeping and Pet Care: Caregivers should take the initiative in the home to transform the living spaces of our clients on an active, consistent basis. Additionally, many seniors rely heavily on their pets’ presence for companionship and emotional support. And, yet, as people get older, it becomes increasingly difficult to take care of pets. Some Mom’s Best Friend pet-loving caregivers may care and feed pets if requested.
  • Meal Preparation and Clean-up: Caregivers are often asked to perform basic meal preparation. The Mom’s Best Friend training will provide basic instructions on appetizing menus for our clients. All dietary issues must be managed in accordance with any restrictions or special needs.
  • Medication Reminders: Many seniors are on important medications and they need to be reminded to take them on a daily basis. MBF caregivers ensure that seniors are staying on track with their medications.
  • Administrative Assistance: Caregivers may be asked to provide personal administrative assistance as well. This may include sorting mail, calendar management, scheduling vendors or appointments, and helping with records management. They may also assist with technology such as the computer or the telephone.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum requirements for all in-home care jobs in Dallas / Fort Worth include:

  • Must have a passion for caring for senior adults and be willing to provide superior service at all times.
  • Must be at least 20 years of age.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Must have reliable means of transportation.
  • Must have access to a computer for training purposes (public library is acceptable).
  • Must have senior care experience, and be willing to assist with Activities of Daily Living, such as: bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding, toileting, cleaning, laundry, meal preparation, transfer/ambulation, escort, routine hair/skin care, exercise, shopping and assistance with self-administered medication.
  • Must be interested in engaging clients through special activities that fall within their interests and hobbies.