As one might expect in a community such as ASD, the need for 24-hour care and support for residents is essential. The scope of the full-time registered nurses’ role is very broad. Nurses not only provide care and support to residents, but also are responsible for the design and implementation of the health maintenance programs of ASD.
But perhaps their most vital role to the community is the insight gained through daily contact with residents. Personal Care Aides (PCAs) are in a unique position to monitor each and every individual’s needs and habits, providing residents with truly personal care that distinguishes ASD from other medical care providers.
PCAs provide around the clock ongoing assistance with the routine tasks of daily living for residents diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, many of whom often encounter difficulty accomplishing everyday activities. Such activities include: