Papa Pal Rules of Conduct

As a Papa Pal, you’ll provide a variety of assistance and social services to seniors. We do not provide homecare services. You are there as a helping hand and to have fun.

Please read the following rules of conduct thoroughly, since you’ll be agreeing to these rules in the end user agreement once you sign up on the app.

Things you can do as a Papa Pal with our members:

  • Provide socialization, conversation and emotional reassurance to the client
  • Encourage and participate in reading, appropriate games, and other activities to promote well-being and stimulate the mind and the spirit
  • Make a quick meal or go with them to a restaurant
  • Encourage mild exercise like a nice walk
  • Help with technology. Ask about their devices, see if they need help with a mobile phone or their television
  • Run errands for the member including, but not limited to grocery shopping, go to local stores, etc
  • Perform light housekeeping duties like laundry, dishes, ironing
  • Take their pet for a walk or clean up after them. You may also feed their pet
  • If their plants need some watering, you may do that
  • Assist with mail and supervise deliveries to the client
  • Be very friendly and enjoy the visit!

Services you should NOT do:

  • Drug administration
  • Bathroom assistance (bathing, toileting)
  • Nail clipping
  • Change clothes
  • Massages
  • Anything that involves touching the senior

Rules of conduct:

  • Always treat your member with respect
  • Be as kind and patient as humanly possible
  • Never pay for goods or services with the member’s credit cards OR cash
  • Never take advantage of your member (ie: have them picking up the bill for personal charges, like gas, food, entertainment, etc; unless offered by the member)
  • Always be helpful
  • Always try to go the extra mile
  • Never request tips from the member
  • Always follow traffic rules and drive carefully

 

IF YOU ARE EVER UNCOMFORTABLE OR NEED ANYTHING AT ALL CALL US!

YOU MAY ALSO CALL THE FAMILY MEMBER AS NEEDED
IN AN EMERGENCY, ALWAYS CALL 911 FIRST, THEN CALL US.

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